Dog lovers are busy with work and do not have too much time to care for and maintain their dog, but still want a cute companion, always welcoming you when you go home, as well as a morning exercise partner and a friend to love, you can refer to this article.
Below, We have selected 8 dog breeds that are low maintenance and easy to take care of, based on the criteria of their care and health requirements.
#1 – Chihuahua (short hair)
Height: 5-8 inches
Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds
Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They are the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already.
#2 – Dachshund (smooth coat)
Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Dachshund is a very famous small hunting dog and is called with many other names such as: Weenie Dog, Doxie, Sausage, Wiener Dog, Dackel, Teckel. Dachshund come in two sizes: standard-sized (usually 16 to 32 pounds) or miniature (11 pounds or under), and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired.
Here we want to mention Smooth-coated Dachshunds, they require minimal grooming, they are not too picky about food, and often eat a lot, they have good health, rarely get sick. However, you should also limit the amount of food for them, and let them exercise to avoid obesity, and this is a very affectionate dog, so they also need time to be with you. I have a Smooth-coated Dachshund, it always follows me when I’m at home, and at night when I sleep, it’s always on my lap.
#3 – Beagle
There are two Beagle varieties
Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have a cute face, large ears, and a tail often erected. Beagle is gentle, fun, friendly, and also a bit curious. Beagle requires almost no grooming, and is also easy to take care of, but they also require exercise to avoid obesity. What you need to pay attention to is that their long, soft ears can become infected by being moist and not well ventilated. In addition to Beagle’s genetic diseases, which you can avoid from the beginning, Beagle rarely gets sick. And today this breed appears very much in American families
#4 – Australian Cattle Dog
Height: 18-20 inches (male), 17-19 inches (female)
Weight: 35-50 pounds
The Australian Cattle Dog is also known by the other name Blue Heeler or Red Heeler, is a breed of herding dog originating from Australia. They are compact in appearance, but full of muscle, they have short and beautiful hair and need little grooming and bathing. The Blue Heeler is also a healthy dog, rarely getting sick, and rarely seeing a vet. The Blue Heeler is a hard-working dog, if they are not working they need to exercise regularly to avoid being bored.
#5 – Labrador Retriever
Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
Labrador Retrievers are easy to raise, and rarely have health problems, but they also need to be exercised to stay mentally and physically. And what you need to pay attention to is cleaning their ears to avoid infection. Labrador Retriever is a cute dog with a sweet face, and they are friendly, outgoing, energetic dog, and they especially like water. Today, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the world
#6 – Whippet
Height: 19-22 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 25-40 pounds
Whippet is a medium-sized dog originating from England. They are a healthy, low-maintenance dog, they rarely get sick or need the help of a veterinarian. However, Whippet also needs to be exercised regularly. Whippet is playful, affectionate, less barking, but slightly sensitive to unexpected actions.
#7 – Russell Terrier (smooth coat)
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 9-15 pounds
The Russell Terrier is a small breed of terrier of a England origin. The Russell Terrier with a smooth coat is a breed that requires little grooming and bathing, they are in good health, rarely sick and low-maintenance dog. The Russell Terrier is an intelligent, agile, lively, alert, and curious dog.
#8 – Dalmatian
Height: 19-24 inches
Weight: 45-70 pounds
Dalmatian is a large-sized dog originating from Croatia. Dalmatians are very recognizable, they have an appearance with many black spots on a white background. They have short coats that don’t need grooming, and are easy to maintain. However, they also require to be exercised. Dalmatian is a great jogging partner, so we recommend that you do regular jogging with them.