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List of Dog Breeds with a Lower Exercise Demand

This is a list of breeds that are considered to have a lower demand for exercise (a lower energy level). This does not mean they do not need exercise. It simply means that they can be satisfied with less exercise than some of the other breeds. All dogs instinctually need and will enjoy a nice walk with their owners. Throwing a ball or letting your dog run free at a dog park for exercise is great, but it still does not fulfill the dog’s need for a walk. It is very important that you take your dog for a daily walk where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. This is a must for any dog in order to keep its mind balanced. The better shape your canine friend is in, the healthier he will be, mentally and physically. Please keep in mind that within every litter pups will have different energy levels. Therefore, just because a breed is on this list does not mean every dog of that breed will automatically have a lower energy level. This list is just giving general recommendations. If your dog is racing around the house like a spaz, it is a sure sign he or she needs to go out on more walks. Running around the inside of your house or in your backyard does not satisfy a canine's instinct to migrate. Have you walked your dog today?

 

Affenpinscher

American Bullnese

American Lo-Sze Pugg (TM)

Bichon Frise

Bolognese

Boston Terrier

Brussels Griffon

Bulldog

Chacy Ranior

Chihuahua

Chinese Crested

Cockapoo

Coton De Tulear

Dachshund

English Toy Spaniel

French Bulldog

Havanese

Griffon Bruxellois

Italian Greyhound

Japanese Spaniel (Chin)

Kyi-Leo®

Maltese

Mi-Ki

Miniature English Bulldog

Miniature Fox Terrier

Miniature Pinscher

Papillon

Pekingese

Pomeranian

Prazsky Krysavik

Pug

Seidenspitz

Shichon

Shih-Tzu

Silky Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Manchester Terrier (photo needed)

Toy Poodle

Yorkshire Terrier

French Bulldogs may have a lower exercise demand than some other breeds, but they still need exercise and will enjoy a good daily run. Keep in mind that ALL dogs need exercise, just some more than others. This breed will run around for hours playing if you give it the chance.

 

 

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