Outdoor is not for everyone, it surely not for every dog either! Instead of running and playing in the park, some breeds would rather snoozing on the couch or spend whole after watch football with you, if you are a couch potato, these breeds will be your best couch-surfing pal!
Bulldog loves to eat and sleep and is generally relaxed at home. With a medium-sized body and strong, sturdy build, Bulldogs may not be able to fit in your lap but are content relaxing by your side any hour of the day. The most important thing to know about Bulldogs is that they are sensitive to heat and should live in air-conditioned comfort — perfect for lounging — and you should always avoid activity in the heat of the day.
One of the best indoor dogs, these little guys can be quite protective of their owners and love being pampered. A playful, self-confident breed, the Maltese is among the most popular toy breeds for its affectionate and gentle demeanor. They don’t do well with extreme temperatures of either hot or cold, so they need to be inside while getting exercise.
Extremely adaptable and fiercely protective of their owners, Chihuahuas make great indoor dogs because they’re small and require minimal exercise and grooming. That larger-than-life persona makes him appealing to men and women alike. Fun loving and busy, Chihuahuas like nothing better than to be close to their people.
Playful and confident companions, Pugs are known for their clown-like antics and willingness to please their owners. Their exercise needs are minimal and can be met with a daily walk or a round of playtime in a fenced-in area. Not only do they require the minimum of exercise, their short coats require little to no grooming and maintenance.
5. Skye Terrier
This breed is most comfortable living indoors and relaxing on the couch with you, but should be allowed outside to play daily and taken on short or moderate walks on the leash. An effective watchdog, Skye Terriers can be wary around strangers or unfamiliar dogs and require regular combing and bathing to maintain their straight, flat coats.
6. French Bulldog
They’re active and energetic but also happy to be inside. Because of their short, flat faces, they don’t do well in warm weather and like to cool off in a building. A short daily walk of 15 to 20 minutes will help to keep a Frenchie svelte, but on rainy or time-crunched days, he’s satisfied to play indoors or loll in your lap.
Commonly used as service dogs, Papillons are a great indoor breed because they don’t shed and love lounging on your lap with you. They are extremely people oriented and demand to be included in their person’s life at all times. You can keep them inside as long as you maintain a schedule and they don’t mind waiting for you to return.
8. Boston Terrier
One of the most affectionate, people-pleasing breeds, Boston terriers make great domestic pets because they’re easy to house train, unlikely to cause havoc when you’re not home and only need the occasional brushing. Boston Terriers house-train very easily and are excellent around children and other pets. Though they need occasional brushing to prevent shedding, they are overall easy to maintain and don’t need to be groomed.
9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A gentle breed that makes an excellent therapy dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are both loving and adaptable. This cheerful and loving dog wants nothing more than to be with you and will adapt his activity level to your own. Sit on the sofa all day and eat bonbons? He’s there. Be a rowdy playmate for the kids? He can do that after school.
10. Shih Tzu
Shih Tzus are gentle, affectionate and love spending time at home with their families. A happy lapdog, Shih Tzus love to romp around the house, delight their people with their cheerful demeanor and relax on the couch at the end of the day. Though the breed requires some exercise, they don’t need much more than a daily walk around the neighborhood or active game of fetch in the house.