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I have a chiweenie he is so laid back. I take him out for a walk every other day. He is the most loving, stubborn and loyal friend I ever had! I love him ❤️💓❤️💓
Dogs need to be walked EVERY DAY, not every other day.
Doxie’s who are in shape are capable of walking multiple miles, despite their short legs. Loving the sights and smells the whole way. They are a big dog in a small package. And full of love!
Agree. My doxie tweenie-size loves a long walk. All that sniffing to do!!
My Black mouth Cur is both easy and loyal. Truly smart and a companion.
I’m surprised the Boston Terrier isn’t included. I have 2 and had one previously. They can be active for a brief time and then love to lounge and sleep for hours. Very cute personalities as well.
There are 3 sizes of Dachshunds.
Mini, tweenie and standard.
My standard Dachshund was 22 lbs. I now have a tweenie he’s 11 lbs and is done growing.
I don’t know about the other breeds but, in my experience, doxxies and chihuahuas can be very mean. In fact, I’ve been bitten twice by a chihuahua
Shiba Inu. I have 2, a boy and a girl. Bar their vaccinations zero trips to the vet. Loyal companions. Loving and fun.
Several of these dogs are not low maintainable from a health standpoint. It’s worth considering more than just energy level and hair grooming needs.
Jack Russell/ Rat Terrier.
My miniature dachshund loves going on walks on his terms. Once he’s had enough he will turn around and tug at the leash or sit down and refuse to budge until we are headed towards home. He loves to yap at bigger dogs and humans. He is always in a goofy mood (he keeps me in stitches w is goofy antics!) or sleeping under a pile of blankets or clean laundry. He does enjoy everyone once he warms up to a person. And everyone falls head over paws for him🤣. He is a special little guy and I am absolutely grateful for every moment with him.
Why not? I’m not good enough?
Why not? I’m not good enough? My Dashound/ Terrier mix is very low maintenance
French Bulldogs are NOT low maintenance, as they are known for their multitude of health issues. I belong to the French Bulldog Rescue Network, and we are constantly getting Frenchies from owners who surrender them once they realize they are very high maintenance and expensive.
Please do your own research. I have been a veterinarian for 42 years. These are all wonderful breeds, but many are not low maintenance. For example, while I love Frenchies, they are high maintenance. Skin issues and allergies are very common and all extreme brachiocephalic dogs have a much greater incidence of respiratory problems. Great dogs. Low maintenance. Not so much.
I have a xolo (Mexican hairless) he’s the lowest maintenance dog out there hands down!
Ok, I have seen other lists that say the EXACT opposite. Especially for dachshund and Bassett hound with significant health issues. The French bulldog also have all.sorts of issues. This article is just clickbait, plain and simple.
Don’t forget Dachshunds are prone to back problems. I have had Dachshunds for a long time and I have 2 now. They’re the best!!
This is basically a list of breeds for people that want a dog that requires less physical activity. However, I wouldn’t consider these breeds to necessarily be “low maintenance” as they typically come with high medical costs due to their body conformation (back, leg and hip issues) and congenital health conditions largely associated with heart or respiratory issues. I work in Veterinary medicine and every breed on here minus the Italian greyhound are breeds we see constantly in our ER. French bulldogs especially have been bred so horribly that they can not give birth naturally and must have cesarian procedures to prevent death of babies and mom. Frenchies are also highly prone to devastating heart conditions and respiratory diseases due to their flat face. They are cute as can be, but they are genetic nightmares. So, low maintenance is definitely not a term I would use.
I grew up with strays so I didn’t know about specific problems with certain breeds of dogs. 10 years ago I adopted a 3y/o dachshund. The next day at the vet’s office I was told he had dental issues and probably I will have to take care of that his whole life. It was true. Dog dental procedures are not cheap and mostly not covered by insurance.
I learned about their back problems not long after I adoption, so I tried my best to avoid stairs, low furniture and jumping in general, but still one morning he woke up not being able to walk. He got surgery to fix 2 damaged vertebral disks, with no promise of full recovery; 10k in bills and I had to take time off from work to take care of him.
I love my dog and would do everything again for him, but I am very honest when people ask about what it means to care for him. These 2 problems are very common in dachshunds.
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