Top Easy-Going Dog Breeds

Laid-Back Lifestyle

Looking for a laid-back dog that’s just as happy relaxing at home as he is playing in the park? Check out these breeds that come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes to match your lifestyle—and throw pillows.)


Known for their gentle disposition, lovable personality and signature wrinkles, the Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds of dog.

Gentle and protective, they form strong bonds with children and are known for being excellent family pets.

Bulldogs require minimal grooming and exercise and prefer to stay indoors or in the shade in warm weather because of their flat, short noses.


A strong, powerful dog with a natural instinct to please, the Bullmastiff is another breed well suited for families, according to the AKC.

Though they’ve been successful in agility training and carting, they don’t require much exercise and can live happy in a home or an apartment. They are stubborn, however, and will need consistency in training.