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5 Dogs Who Love Sleep Just As Much As You Do

Selective breeding created hundreds of modern dog breeds, from the teacup Chihuahua to the Great Dane. Some dogs were bred for speed and agility, while others turned out to be more laid back—to put it mildly—than others. Couch potatoes and apartment-dwellers: Read on for the top 5 laziest pups in the canine kingdom.

*Disclaimer: Please note that all dogs require daily exercise and that some dogs have energy levels uncharacteristic of their breed. Make sure to do your research before bringing a pooch into your life!

5. Chow Chow

With a blue tongue and a lion-like crown of fur, Chow Chows are one of the most distinctive-looking breeds. Hot weather is a no-no for Chow Chows, and they require minimal exercise—a short daily walk is usually enough. Note that while aggression can sometimes be a problem with poorly raised Chows, early, consistent training can more than correct this trait.

4. Saint Bernard

These gentle giants are known for their loving, placid demeanours. It’s important not to let these dogs get too heavy, as excess weight will strain their joints, but they don’t typically require much exercise.

3. Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are one of the tiniest dog breeds in the world. Since most things are much, much bigger than them, it’s no wonder that Chihuahuas prefer to spend most of their time inside with their favourite person! A short walk a day should keep these adorable pups happy and healthy.

2. Shih Tzu

A Shih Tzu’s favourite activity is typically following their beloved human around the house. Like other dogs with short faces, they are sensitive to heat and are not well-suited to hard exercise. A short walk a day is enough for this tiny munchkin—otherwise, they’ll get all the activity they need tailing you (no pun intended) from room to room.

1. Bulldog

Bulldogs, both English and French, tend to have trouble breathing properly. Thanks to this, they are not fans of heat or strenuous exercise, and are just about the laziest couch potato dog there is. Like any other dog, they need daily (low-intensity) activity to stay healthy, but they’re perfectly happy to lounge around on your lap the rest of the day