These days, not every family has the kind of lifestyle or time in their busy schedule to take care of a four-legged furry family member. But at the same time, everyone wants someone to cuddle with when they get home from school or work, especially after a long and grueling day. After all, dogs make some of the best, and if not the most loyal companions.
There are certain dog breeds out there that command a lot of attention, and a lot of their owner’s energy, too. Certain dogs can’t wait an entire day for someone to pick up their leash and take them for a walk or the dog park. They need several different outlets to unleash their pent-up energy, especially if they are still young, vibrant, and full of life. But with two parents who work full-time and kids who go to school all day, that might become a recipe for disaster. Your high-energy dog might end up taking his boredom out on the couch and in the worst way possible, too.
Luckily, there are several pocket-sized low energy dog breeds who would rather shoot the breeze or cuddle and sleep just as much as you want, too. Here are a few that are perfect for less active families.
1. CHOW CHOW
Chow Chow, or the “puffy lion dog,” is a breed originally from Northern China, where it was once known as the “Dog of the Tang Empire.” And as with anyone with royal connections will tell you, the Chow Chow doesn’t like to work very much. In fact, he expects to be served, pampered, adored, and fed all the finest dog food in all of the land. With that being said, this little aristocratic dog also makes the most adorable lap dog. They are very affectionate with their family and super friendly with kids, too.