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8 Laid-back lifestyle dogs that are perfect siesta pals

I love to live a laid-back lifestyle and I love dogs. For me, the two go together like macaroni and cheese. I’m a couch potato that loves to laze in my fluffy bed socks, lounge pants, and t-shirt. Most of all I love to do this with my low energy pooch that loves a good snooze. We watch a bit of tv and fall asleep among the fluffy pillows and my favorite throw. He’s my perfect siesta pal and it means the world to me that he enjoys my lifestyle too.

THE PERFECT POOCH FOR A LAZY LIFESTYLE

Some people like high energy dogs to go running with or playing catch on the beach. Others need serious guard dogs that defend their property with all the aggression they can muster. Then some need dogs that are bred to race or working dogs like police dogs and cattle dogs. Me? I just want to take a casual stroll with my doggy. I want a companion dog. A snuggle buddy. A siesta sidekick. That’s my perfect dog.

SO MANY BREEDS, BUT WHICH ONES LIKE TO CHILL OUT THE MOST?

There are so many dogs that would love to laze on the couch with you. Big ones, small ones, ones that talk too much and others that are quite independent and don’t mind being left alone during the day. The two most chilled out dogs are the British Bulldog and the Chow Chow. With zero to minimal barking, they love nothing more than to be quietly by your side snoozing the day away.

Close behind are the Shih Tzu, Pug, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Although they can be a bit vocal sometimes, as soon as they see you settling in for a Netflix binge, they’ll be right by your side on the couch. Also on the list are the Lhasa Apso, the Pekingese, and Chihuahua. These little floofs can be very vocal, spritely and jumpy, but once the excitement of your arrival is over, they are your best snuggle pals.

With all that in mind, I’ve put together a helpful guide to find the perfect laid-back lifestyle dog that is just right for you.

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8 LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE DOGS

English Bulldog
English Bulldog
A super lazy breed that loves to snooze a lot. They are quite sensitive and don't like a noisy household. Overall a great calm companion that loves affection and a good snuggle.

*Zero to minimal barking

*Average watchdog ability

*Lower energy level than other dogs and are great for a chilled lifestyle

*Minimal exercise needed

*Loves it when you take them with you and will happily snooze anywhere you are
Chow Chow
Chow Chow
The most 'cat-like' of all the dog breeds because it loves to sleep so much. Not the most playful breed and are more independent rather than affectionate.

*Zero to minimal barking

*Average watchdog ability

*Lower energy than other dogs. Great for a lazy lifestyle

*Minimal exercise needed

*Handle alone time pretty well so are not prone to separation anxiety.
Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu
Tend to sleep more than other breeds and are well known for their ability to sleep anywhere and in any situation. Most likely to be snorers! Known as the 'Little Lion', they are super affectionate.

*Very vocal

*Average watchdog

*Exercise need is minimal so they are great for a lazy lifestyle

*Would much prefer to be with you and is prone to separation anxiety

*Very affectionate and their owner's happiness is their happiness
Pug
Pug
Full of personality and very affectionate. A comical little character that adores you and loves an afternoon siesta by your side.

*Barks occasionally

*Average watchdog ability

*Average energy level for a semi-active lifestyle

*Minimal exercise needed

*Would much prefer to be with you and is prone to separation anxiety
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
They prefer a daily routine and they are not a fan of many visitors or a noisy household. Although not considered a lazy breed, they love to curl up with you and chill out. Very affectionate.

*Barks occasionally

*Not the best watchdogs

*Average energy level for a semi-active lifestyle

*Average exercise needed so short walks during the week and a long one on weekends is enough

*Would much prefer to be with you and is prone to separation anxiety
Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso
Loving, loyal and affectionate. They do love a quick play with you but you'll often find them napping on the couch or on your bed! Calm and deliberate nature.

*Very vocal

*Average watchdog ability

*Average energy level so great for a semi-active lifestyle

*Minimal exercise needed

*With training and quality time with the owner, separation anxiety is low
Pekingese
Pekingese
Tend to be calm and quiet inside and happy to laze on the sofa. Lots of snorting, snuffling and snoring! Super loyal but not clingy. They can sleep in any position and like to sleep a lot!

*Very vocal

*Great security guard

*Needs very little exercise so great for a lazy lifestyle

*Very affectionate and their owner's happiness is their happiness

*Would much prefer to be with you and is prone to separation anxiety
Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Although they can be highly excitable, once they've greeted you with a thousand cuddles and licks are quite happy to settle down with you and nap. Playful, intelligent and deeply affectionate.

*Very vocal

*Average watchdog ability

*Average energy level so great for a semi-active lifestyle

*Very affectionate and their owner's happiness is their happiness

*Would much prefer to be with you and is prone to separation anxiety.

(source: dogell.com)

Anyone of these little pooches will bring much joy and delight to your life! Each with a unique personality, so make sure you choose the right one to suit you and chill out on the couch with your perfect snuggle buddy.

 

Now that you have your perfect snuggle buddy, it’s time to have some fun and go shopping for them AND you!

Dog Going Shopping GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

 

7 OF MY FAVOURITE FASHION FINDS FOR ME AND MY DOG.

I could spend endless hours looking at pet fashion and unique gifts for pets and pet lovers. There’s so much cool stuff out there and I want it all!  The following list showcases some of my favourite finds.

1. CUSTOM DOG SOCKS WITH YOUR TEXT from My Face Socks. These socks are so cool! Just upload a cute photo of your pup’s face and their designers will put it all over a cute pair of socks for you!

 

2.  BULLDOG OODIE from The Oodie – this is the perfect blanket/hoodie you’ll ever own. Made for chillin’ on the couch with your snuggle pal, they are made with ultra-soft flannel fleece, paired with warm sherpa fleece.

 

3.  THE DOG FACE X PUPREME – Designer inspired dog or cat rain jacket from The Pampered Pet. These uber-cool rain jackets keep your pup warm and dry with velcro close making getting it on and off super easy.

 

4. HIPSTER DOGGY HARNESS from DOGGY DOLLY For the little ones that feel the cold a little more than others, this harness has a denim look with a fluffy inner lining.

SMALL DOG - Hipster Doggy Harness

 

5. THAT LEOPARD PRINT POOP BAG HOLDER from Pablo & Co We all know we gotta pick that poop up and that means we have to carry little poop bags with us when we go walkies. These little bag holders come in all sorts of cute designs and this one is my favourite.

That Leopard Print - Poop Bag Holder

 

6. ‘PEEK-A-BOO CHIHUAHUA’ TOTE BAGfrom Sleepcraver on Redbubble While you’re out cruising with your pup, you can carry all your possessions and show your love for your doggy with this cute tote bag! (*disclosure – this is my design and the link will take you to my Redbubble shop)

Peek-a-Boo Chihuahua Tote Bag

7. GPS PET TRACKER from FINDSTER – This is not so much a fashion find as it is an AWESOME find! It’s a pet tracking device and I couldn’t think of anything better than being able to find your lost pet via an app on your phone. Carry one module with you and put the other GPS tracker on your pups’ collar and you’ll always have peace of mind. Brilliant!

Ok, got your laid-back lifestyle dog and all your bits and pieces? It’s time to go snuggle on the couch together and chill out!

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