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Dogs that Don't Need A Lot of Exercise

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Dogs that Don't Need A Lot of Exercise

Questions & Answers

Have questions about dogs that don't need a lot of exercise? We have answers!

Does “low exercise” mean “no exercise?” Which are the dogs that don't need a lot of exercise?

While it’s tempting to say that a breed like a French Bulldog or Bernese Mountain Dog is a low-energy dog, the fact is that EVERY dog will need some physical activity to stay healthy. Yes, your Frenchie will need far less exercise than a breed like a Labrador Retriever, but make sure your pooch is going for walks daily to avoid weight gain.

What are some of the best dogs that don't need much exercise?

You have tons of choices when it comes to lazy dog breeds. Some of our favorites are French Bulldogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Pugs, English Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, Havanese, Basset Hounds, Saint Bernards, Maltipoos, Maltese, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Cavapoos, and much more!

Are Doodles dogs that don t need a lot of exercise?

Doodles are hybrid breeds, so that depends on the specific type of Doodle. For example, a Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle—not exactly “low exercise.” However, a Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), Maltipoo (Maltese) or Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog) may be what you’re looking for!

Are French Bulldogs dogs that don't require a lot of exercise?

You bet they are! Frenchies are one of the first dog breeds people think of when they’re talking about low-energy dogs. One of the biggest benefits of French Bulldogs is that they need relatively little exercise to stay happy, and they’re perfectly content sitting on the couch with you all day long.

Are English Bulldogs dogs that require little exercise?

Like the French Bulldog, the English Bulldog is another famously lazy breed. Getting your English Bulldog motivated to go outside for a walk can sometimes feel like a Herculean task when you try to move this barrel of a dog. English Bulldogs make up for their lazy habits with a charming, loving personality.

Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels dogs that don't need much exercise?

There are loads of lap dogs we would consider low exercise, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of Uptown’s favorites. Cavaliers look like a royal breed, and they take that to heart—these dogs are perfectly fine lounging around for most of the day, doing nothing but being patted on the head by their owners.

How does Uptown Puppies work for dog breeds that don't need much exercise?

We list 5-star breeders and businesses who we’ve personally vetted. You search through our massive network and find the perfect puppy. We connect you with your chosen breeder. Your breeder will answer all of your questions and help arrange travel for your puppy. You get your puppy, and start posting tons of pictures on social media. Easy!

Why is Uptown Puppies different?

It’s easy to find puppies online, but it’s also easy to fall prey to puppy scams, too. We wanted to build a place where great breeders are rewarded and where families can search for the ultimate puppy WITHOUT worrying about puppy mills, scams, or backyard breeders. It’s better for you, and it’s better for the puppies!

Are there any litters available now?

Are there ever! There are dozens of current and upcoming litters for low-exercise dogs on our network. But while these puppies might be low energy, they’re going fast—it’s not uncommon for new puppies to be fully reserved and adopted within days of being listed. If you see your dream dog, the time to act is right now.

How do I get my puppy?

So, you live on one coast and your puppy is located on the other. What now? Well, breeders and businesses in our network have transportation down to a T—most families choose air travel for their puppy, where your breeder will arrange for your pooch to fly to your nearest, most convenient airport.

How do you vet breeders?

We only accept the best of the best to join the Uptown Network. Breeders must promise to uphold our 47-point Pledge for breeding ethics, animal welfare, facility cleanliness, and much more. And with our No Puppy Mill Promise, you’ll never have to worry about the origin or background of your puppy.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

There’s nothing worse than adopting a puppy and finding out they’re sick. We require all businesses and breeders listed on our site to give their puppies tail-to-nose health checks before they’re adopted. These checks thoroughly examine the condition of your puppy’s teeth, eyes, nose, fur, skin, ears and their gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.