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Old 03-11-2011, 04:11 PM
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What are good examples of some low activity level dogs?
Let's say your old or something & can't take take the dog out to the park or things to play much?
What dog would happy around the house just hanging out with you a just going to the back yard?
I know of lots of very active high energy dogs, but what about the opposite?
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First thing that pops into my head are greyhounds!
English Bulldogs also tend to be low energy.
And pekingese are playful but never need much exercise. Mine both enjoy a daily walk but definitely do not need it! The real reason they like walks so much is because it is their one-on-one time with me!

I'm sure some of the other will have other breed suggestions!

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Well maltese are very low in activity. But I am not totally sure about that.
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What are good examples of some low activity level dogs?
Let's say your old or something & can't take take the dog out to the park or things to play much?
What dog would happy around the house just hanging out with you a just going to the back yard?
I know of lots of very active high energy dogs, but what about the opposite?
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How about an older dog who doesn't care much for endless hours of running? You can be suggested breeds left and right, however their individual personalities will still differ. You can get a breed known to be calm and over all chill, and still somehow be stuck with a high-energy dog.

As much as I dislike promoting these dog breeds, perhaps try out a breed which has more difficulties breathing than other dogs. Obviously if it's hard for them to breath they'll be less likely to want hours of run time. Short snout dogs, bulldogs for example.
*No offense meant to people who own and love these dogs.

Or maybe just a small breed in general, that might be hyper but still not need as much exercise time as a larger dog. Maybe a Chihuahua? I've known hyper ones, calm ones, yappy ones, quiet ones... they vary quiet a bit and a lot of their personalities are determined by how they are raised.
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My Maltese shih tZu doesn't have a lot of energy but bearing in mind she does get under your feet and depending how old u are that could cause a fall or similar
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I was thinking shorter snouted dogs such as bulldogs or pugs.

Although I have met so many pugs, and a few of those were crazy and had tonnes of energy, and then others who could barely be bothered to go for a walk. So I don't think you can class a breed as a whole, as low energy, it all depends on the specific dog.
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I've heard from Pug owners that they're high energy. My Shih Tzu are fairly low energy. They play, but they take lots of naps and are okay with short walks or even skipping a day if it's raining. Bulldogs, Mastiffs, English Toy Spaniels, Saint Bernards and Newfoundlands come to mind.
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There are calm members of all breeds. I have many couch potatoes of all breed backgrounds. Puppies are crapshoots, adults are better if som'one wants a set activity level
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Kmes and i had the pug discussion before. Ive been around ALOT of pugs and they are always off the wall hyper. It might be regional. But here they are insane
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