Experts Suggest the Top 5 Easy Breeds for Low-Maintenance Dogs: The Best Options

Some people are drawn to the world's most glamorous dog breeds, while others are content with a basic puppy. 

Dogs that are low maintenance are those that just want to eat treats and spend time with their family on the couch.

All of the dogs on our list of the top five low-maintenance dog breeds are excellent choices for first-time pet owners and as family pets.

Breeds that are considered "easy" or "difficult" to manage are highly subjective due to the emotionally complex personalities of individual dogs.

1. Dachshund

Wiener dogs are adored by all! Dachshunds are devoted to their closest family members and will go to great lengths to show them how much they care. 

2. Basset Hound

These sleepy-eyed canines have loving personalities and soulful eyes. Adorably sluggish and content to spend the day cuddling and napping, Basset Hounds are. "You can easily identify a Basset Hound by their distinctive ears," says Pumpkin. 

3. Chihuahua

These small dogs have a tendency to be needy. They seem to go out of their way to appear brave in front of loved ones, in addition to having a strong tendency to bond with their owners.

4. Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhounds are tiny, icy-looking dogs that should not be confused with their larger racing cousins. "Italian greyhounds are very small and enjoy being lap dogs," says Web MD. 

5. French Bulldog

The popularity of French Bulldogs has grown significantly in the era of social media. These adorable puppies are content to spend time with their family and are gentle and affectionate.

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