Chill Out With These Chill Dog Breeds

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Finding the right dog for you is just like dating. You meet lots of suitors, and while they look the part, act the part, talk and even dress the part – there’s something off. You’re just not feeling it. And what many don’t realize what they’re not feeling is the energy. The vibe just ain’t right. High energy people don’t mix with couch potatoes. Thrill seekers don’t match with the binge Netflix’ers. Like attracts like. When it comes to humans, and, canines. So if you’re the laid-back, easy-going, don’t sweat the small stuff type of person – then we’ve got the perfect dog for you. Actually, we have 20 as we’ve comprised a list of the top 20 most chilled out dogs you can own, rating them on a scale of how easy they are to train, how much exercise they need – along with how much they shed and need grooming. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance relationship with man’s (and woman’s) best friend, then check out the following breeds to find your perfect match!
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Bullmastiff

Bred to be 19th century gate keepers to guard wealthy estates, you can be sure this large breed dog will protect you and yours. But once he lets his guard down, it’s belly rubs and slobber all day long. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Very Low TRAINING: Easy
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Boston Terrier

If you’re looking for a dog that can play fetch all day (literally), you’ll have a blast with the Boston Terrier. They’re ultra friendly, and while energetic outdoors, inside, they’re about as laid-back as a rocking chair. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Low TRAINING: easy
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Bulldog

The laziest dog on this list by far, the English Bulldog is all character. Sure, you’ll have to drag him out for a walk, but you’ll be laughing the whole time doing so. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Low TRAINING: Easy
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Italian Greyhound

This small breed is a part of the “sight hound type”, as it’s keen eyes are bred for hunting and fetching. But his personality is just as fetching, as the Italian Greyhound is more cuddle-monster than hunter. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Low TRAINING: Moderately easy
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Miniature Pinscher (MinPin)

A mini version of the Doberman Pinscher, literally (who we’ll see later on in this list), can be a little rambunctious at times. But when he calms down, he won’t be able to tell who’s more chill – him, or the refrigerator. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Low TRAINING: Easy
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Beagle

A scent hound bred for hunting, if you don’t have neighbors that like to complain about howling, then the beagle is the perfect choice for any owner who’s looking for a very laid-back companion. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Easy
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Bloodhound

Bred for hunting wild boar and dear back in the middle ages, this lovable oaf now just wants to hunt for a cozy spot by your feet.
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Boxer

Considered by many the “dumb blonde” of dog breeds, the boxer is a loyal companion that just wants to lay by your side in doors. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Medium
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Bull Terrier

No, this isn’t the infamous Pit Bull, but he is part of the terrier family – its smallest member, actually. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Easy
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Dogue de Bordeaux

Part of the Mastiff family, the Dogue de Bordeaux is the most ancient of French dog breeds. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Low TRAINING: Moderately easy
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Great Dane

Little do many know, the world’s largest dog (the Great Dane), also makes the world’s best small apartment dog. If you live in a small space and are looking for a totally laid-back roommate, the Great Dane is your guy. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Low TRAINING: easy
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Pug

Of course you’ve been waiting for this one to appear. The lovably, a perhaps cutest dog in the world – the pug makes our list at #12. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Low TRAINING: Moderately easy
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Rhodesian Ridgeback

With roots in Zimbabwe, this African giant is a very gentle one. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Fairly easy
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Rottweiler

The Rottweiler is proof that looks can be deceiving. Sure, encroach on his territory as a stranger and he’ll tear you a new one. But to his owners, he behaves more like a kitty cat. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: easy
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Who would have thought the most feared dog of all, the Pit Bull, would make our list of most chill. While they’re a ferocious protector of their owner and territory, to anyone that owns one – they’re extremely easy-going and loyal. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: easy
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Vizsla

This Hungarian breed is the smallest of the pointers. It’s also one of the most friendly, sporting, and loyal breeds you can own. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Fairly easy
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Cane Corso

Also known as the Italian Mastiff, the Cane Corso is a totally chilled out dog – if he knows you. But if you’re a stranger, he’ll protect his owner with his life in exchange for yours, making him a top choice for a guard dog. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Easy
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German Shorthaired Pointer

This medium to large size breed originates from Germany where it was bread for hunting back in the 19th century. But own one of these and you’ll find that the only thing it’ll hunt is your slippers for you. Grooming: Low Shedding: Minimal Exercise: High TRAINING: Moderately easy
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Weimaraner

Originally bread for hunting in the 19th century, the Weimaraner is one cool, calm, and collected pooch. Grooming: Low Shedding: Moderate Exercise: High TRAINING: High
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Doberman Pinscher

Surprisingly the easiest and most-laid back dog to train is the dog who’s often at the top of the list for security and guarding. The Doberman Pinscher is well-mannered, loyal, and once trained – easy going and calm. Grooming: Minimal Shedding: Minimal Exercise: Medium TRAINING: Medium
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