8 kinds of low-maintenance dogs for busy people

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a petite, lovable breed that requires little care and can adapt to a variety of living conditions.

Basset Hound

These low-energy canines have a short, simple-to-maintain coat and are known for their laid-back disposition.

French Bulldog

A small, amiable breed that requires little maintenance in terms of grooming and activity.

Boston Terrier

This little breed is low maintenance in terms of grooming and activity requirements. It is playful and versatile.


Chihuahuas are ideal for people who are busy because of their tiny size and low exercise demands. They also need less upkeep.

Shiba Inu

A clean, self-sufficient breed that doesn't need a lot of activity or grooming.


These little canines need only a little exercise and maintenance in the form of grooming. They also easily transition to apartment life.


Surprisingly little upkeep Greyhounds are quiet, low-energy canines who require little maintenance, despite their athletic heritage.