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Poodles are also incredibly intelligent.

Do you know someone who wants a dog but doesn’t want to have to walk it a lot?

Perhaps they live in a small apartment and can’t have a large dog. Maybe they just aren’t very active themselves and aren’t willing to commit to long, daily walks. Maybe an elderly relative craves and wants a pet but won’t be able to be very active with it.

Just because you can’t sign up for lengthy, daily exercise doesn’t mean you have to give up the pleasure of sharing your life with a dog.

There are many different types of dogs that don’t need a whole lot of exercise or are small enough that they can get enough exercise with very little effort on the part of the owner.

Here are five breeds that are ideal:

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  • Bulldog 1 of 5
    Bulldog
    Their smushed-up faces and easygoing disposition make them great for companionship. Bulldogs actually should avoid going out in the hottest part of the day and should ideally be kept in air conditioning. Typically weighing between 40-50 pounds, these medium-sized dogs are a perfect companion and don't need a lot of exercise.
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  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 2 of 5
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    Ever since Charlotte from "Sex and the City" adopted a cavalier spaniel and named her Elizabeth Taylor, I fell in love with this breed. Vetstreet actually named them the ultimate lapdog because all they want to do is be with their owner and will adapt to the owner's activity level.
    Image: Wikipedia
  • Chow-chow 3 of 5
    Chow-chow
    They love to protect your home and don't care to venture far away from it very much. Chow-chows will be pleased with a short walk and then be content to hang out at home for the rest of the day.
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  • Pekingese 4 of 5
    Pekingese
    Weighing less than 14 pounds, a Pekingese is ideal for an apartment or condo. They can get all the exercise they need indoors (but of course a walk outside is always nice). They do need some daily activity and older owners can toss a ball or play with their toys inside.
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  • Toy Poodle 5 of 5
    Toy Poodle
    Due to their size, toy poodles adapt very well in small quarters, so apartments and condos are adequate. They do need daily exercise and a walk, but their small stature makes it a breeze: they'll be happy to go slowly and there will be no pulling!
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Source: Vetstreet

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