If you’re one of those people who work all day, then some dogs that are breeds explicitly made for hunting or working are not suited for you—for instance, Labradors, Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

But at the end of the day, people still choose such breeds. People often make quiet decisions regarding the kinds of breeds that they choose as pets.

This tends to result in dogs suffering from a not-so-lovely life, being confined to living in crates or maybe even giving up living in animal shelters, and owners who are also quite unhappy.

Understand that a dog is a social animal that needs attention. They are pack animals and need company. Some breeds require more social interaction and exercise than others.
If you choose wisely, your dog will be perfectly content walking around your home, drinking water, and looking out the window to see the birds. You won’t have issues resulting from the lack of stimulation.
The dog will engage in some of the activities listed below during the day:

They’ll tend to fall asleep.

An average dog sleeps about 14 hours daily; young dogs and seniors sleep even more. They also sleep more during the day.

They eat

Be careful here. You don’t want to leave lots of food lying around, as the dog might suffer from obesity. Just leave toys for them to play with.

They tend to explore the house

If you smell new smells from the kitchen, the dog will explore, trying to find something interesting.

They tend to play

This is why you need to have interactive toys with dog treats. This gives the dog a great excuse to play during the day.

Guarding the house

Some dogs are well suited to guard the house. Any suspicious sounds will be addressed accordingly. If there are any suspects in the compound, these dogs will investigate.

Basset Hound

This dog is a good, low-energy breed. Being a medium-sized dog, it can thrive very well in an apartment. It loves to walk around and use its nose. Its activity levels are relatively low during a considerable portion of the day. It also spends many hours sleeping.


This dog thrives entirely, even when left alone in the house. It weighs less than three kilos. Many people know them for aggression; the dog may get it from being small in stature.

French Bulldog

This dog is not built for going out for long runs. If they’re not occupied, they’ll go ahead and nap. They come with short faces, making it difficult for them to breathe. It is also difficult for them to run when the weather is humid and hot.


This is a large dog, but it’s a couch potato. It spends most of its time sleeping. This dog is entirely used to being inside crates, even if it means spending 20 hours daily there. It will also most likely be okay to spend time alone for most of the day. It is not, however, advisable to crate a dog all day.


This breed is more than okay with just sleeping for a considerable portion of the day. It loves sleeping right behind your sofa. It would do this while waiting for its owners to return home. It differs from the type of dog that will make a mess when bored.


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