Low-maintenance pet breeds
Discover low-maintenance pet breeds that make pet ownership a breeze. Find your perfect, stress-free companion with our guide to easy-care pets.
If you love having pets around but are always busy at work and your hectic schedule is standing in your way of becoming a pet parent, then wait, let me introduce you to the unique types of dogs you can maintain with your little free time.
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While all dogs require steady care and attention, some breeds are more ready and willing to adapt to your busy schedule. To become a pet parent, you need to consider the basic needs of pets immediately. Like when and where you will fit in daily walks (morning and night), nail trimming should be done at least monthly, you need to visit the vet at least twice a year, you need to spend quality time with them, and you should also think about your proximity to local dog parks and reputable veterinarians. But all this can be a challenge if you travel frequently for work or have a busy schedule. This is why we took the time to list some unique and cute dogs you can maintain with your busy schedule.
Low Maintenance Dog Breeds
This breed of dog is very friendly and affectionate; they have a life expectancy of 13 to 15 years, and they are usually 9 to 15 inches in height. They are sufficient with a little walk a day and some playtime indoors. They are compatible with singles as well as families with kids.
Chihuahuas are adaptable creatures with independent streaks, so it is advisable to instill commands early. They can be sassy, charming, and graceful. Their life expectancy is around 14 to 16 years, and their height is about 2 to 8 inches. They only need to trot around behind you for a few blocks to get enough exercise. And you can also give them a quick brush every time you get the chance.
These types of dogs are energetic, observant, and bright. This dog (both standard and toy sizes) has sleek, carefree coats, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling an expensive salon session for them every time. They grow up to about 15 to 16 inches in height and can live up to 15 to 17 years. They love to curl up and chill after a brisk walk.
Dachshunds can be stubborn, but they are also friendly and charming. Their height is about 5 to 9 inches, and they can live up to 12 to 16 years. You will love them for their positive disposition and readiness for anything you throw at them (frisbee or otherwise). They are okay exercising and running around the house (though be careful of stairs). This type of dog is willing to sit by your side as you focus on tasks, so if you work in a dog-friendly office, your Dachshund is ready to tag along.
Although these dogs need lots of exercise and workout time, they can also live perfectly without having you around. They are very alert, smart, and loyal; their height is about 24 to 28 inches, and their life expectancy is around 10 to 12 years.
If you like cute dogs that are playful, smart, and adaptable, you should consider getting a French bulldog. They demand minimal grooming, bark infrequently, adapt well to their family’s lifestyle, and approach exercise with a “take it or leave it” attitude. They only need regular walks to maintain a healthy weight, but beyond that, these dogs will fit in just about anywhere, with anyone. They can live up to 10 to 12 years, and their height is about 11 to 13 inches.
This is an outdoor kind of dog, and I will recommend it for families with kids because of its relaxed demeanor and devotion to its people. You can take her out for soccer games on Saturday, a family hike at a local park, or when going to the market. Whatever the occasion, Broholmers likes to be outdoors and part of the team. They are about 27 to 29 inches tall, and their life expectancy is around 8 to 10 years.
Rat Terriers are another breed of dog that will appreciate you for every little time you spend with them; even when you leave them at home while you finish errands, they’ll calmly welcome you back with open paws. These types of dogs are very sensitive, so you should start training them early so they can adapt to the environment. Rat Terriers like to be social; they are also friendly, curious, and charming. Their height is about 10 to 18 inches, and their life expectancy is around 12 to 18 years.
These breeds of dogs are so low-key and patient that you might think they didn’t care if you were home at all if it weren’t for their undying loyalty. The only high maintenance they need is a solid brush-through three times a week to keep their coat healthy. They are charming, patient, and friendly; they can live up to 12 to 13 years, and their height is about 11 to 15 inches.
These cute dogs can adapt to your hectic or relaxed routine; they only ask for some balance. Their coats are strong and require very little grooming. If you’ve already got a dog or have many people living in your home, Drevers will embrace this group life and go with the flow because of their energetic, even-tempered, and loyal characteristics. Their height is about 12 to 15 inches, and their life expectancy is 15 years.
As pet parents, we all need the love of a good dog in our lives, but most of us do not have the time to devote to them. We must understand that owning a dog is a commitment, like nursing a toddler. No matter the breed, they require regular walking, grooming, feeding, and attention. You should always take these factors into consideration before getting a dog.