Family pets are the hardest thing to choose. You want them to be in the family for a long time, but you do not want them to become a bother at any point. The pet that many families choose is dogs. They are safe, can become great companions, and can be a part of the family for a long time.
However, the smart choice is to choose a dog that will not need too much maintenance. To read more about the best low-maintenance dogs, stay tuned.
What is Low Maintenance?
Now, you may be wondering exactly what low maintenance is. If you have had a dog before, then you already know what maintenance dogs normally require. First is dog hair.
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A low-maintenance dog won’t leave hair everywhere. I am sure you have gone to visit someone that has a dog, sat down for a few minutes and then were covered in dog hair, and pet fur. There are dogs that seem to explode fur, everywhere, all the time.
Sometimes, it will not even matter how much you brush it. There are many dog breeds that do not shed as much and they will be on this low maintenance list.
Another problem with some dogs is the grooming required. We do not get dogs and then expect to become part-time groomers. So if you do not groom a lot when you get your new pet, go for a low maintenance dog.
Many breeds take time once a week for their grooming. For some, this is just quickly brushing the coat a couple of times per week, brushing their teeth daily, trimming their nails, and that is all!
Keeping a dog happy has many different aspects. When getting a dog, we do not want to be walking it two or three times a day. Many dogs are not very athletic, and not all dog breeds are meant to be canine Olympians.
Some dogs only need moderate exercise to stay physically and mentally healthy. All you need for these low maintenance dogs is a good ball throwing, a walk or run everyday, and they will be happy enough!
The best of all low maintenance dogs are their smarts. They can learn new skills very quickly and you can always count on them to leave behind those pesky ‘puppy’ behaviors. But do remember to exercise patience; not all dogs develop and learn at the same rate, so it’s important that you still remain vigilant with your training, even when your pup doesn’t get the lesson on the first try.
Now that you’re aware of what you can expect from a low maintenance dog, here is just a short list of the dog breeds to consider for your home and family.
Best Low Maintenance Dogs
Now, you have the knowledge of all the easiest dogs to care for, but it is not all inclusive. Generally, if you have a specific dog breed in mind, just look them up and they may be low maintenance too. The things to look for are grooming and exercise needs.
You should also check how easy they are to train compared to other dog breeds. You should also know that some breeds need constant contact while others are more independent.