Easy-Care Dogs for Novice Owners

Dachshund, No. 1 Dachshunds were initially developed for hunting, but today they make excellent companion animals. Even after only 30 minutes of activity, they retain their charisma and mischievous nature. 

 Pug Most curly-tailed lapdogs would rather not exercise, so you can count on them to be low maintenance. Their narrow nasal passage prevents them from engaging in vigorous play

 Bullmastiff It's common sense that a dog of Bullmastiff's size would benefit from extensive daily exercise. They don't need a lot of exercise or grooming, so they're OK in either a large yard or a small apartment. 


Chihuahua We'll be the first to confess that Chihuahuas might not be the first breed you think of when you want a low-maintenance dog. They lose their fur and may be hard to housebreak. 

Shiba Inu One of the tiniest and oldest canine breeds in Japan, the Shiba Inu is also naturally clean and odor-free. They keep themselves occupied by grooming, and are known for being simple to housetrain. 

 Greyhound Because of their low to medium exercise needs and simple maintenance requirements, greyhounds make excellent house pets. They need only a few baths a year since their skin produces so little oil.

Whippet Whippets, provided they get enough exercise, can do well practically everywhere. Because they rarely bark, they make excellent pets for apartment dwellers. 

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