Long-haired Dachshunds will require a lot of effort while wire-haired Dachshunds will need a trip to the groomers every now and then. Those with short coats, however, require very little grooming other than a brush once a week to remove excess hairs. As such, they're a near-perfect low-maintenance breed.
Unless they're jumping around in puddles and dirt, French Bulldogs tend to be clean. Their short, fine fur won't mat so brushing is generally quick and easy. They do shed, but again, their hair type means it's not a difficult problem to overcome.
Needing just 20 to 30 minutes of exercise each day perhaps spread over two or three walks, chihuahuas are fun companions for a stroll around a park or a quick walk around the block. They're also very easy to groom, requiring only a few minutes of effort each week with a brush.
You may think, due to their controversial use in racing, that Greyhounds are always on-the-go. Quite the opposite. They're actually not overly energetic and will be perfectly happy exercising in a garden or being taken for a brisk walk.
Let's get one thing out of the way: yes, you will need to regularly groom a Cavalier. Their coat is prone to matting so it needs a daily brush (that way, you can avoid problems building up). You also need to tend to their ears because infections such as inflammation of the ear canal is common.
Only requiring a weekly brush of their short, smooth coat (and sometimes not even that), you'll find Manchester Terriers are very easy to groom. They only need bathing every three months or so because they are naturally clean. You won't be holding your nose because they tend to emit little to no odor!
If you're after a breed that will fit into your lifestyle, then a Basset Hound is going to be ideal. They don't mind taking time out for themselves. Equally, they'll accompany you on an adventure.
Whippets and Greyhounds are often mistaken as being one and the same. They're not. Whippets are smaller and less muscular although there are great similarities, among them their tendency to be low maintenance.
So it's pouring down outside and neither you nor your Pug fancies a trip into the rain. Do you have to grab your coat anyway or will this breed be just as content exercising around the home? Luckily for both, it's the latter.
Some people may think Bullmastiffs look scary and that they may well be high maintenance dogs. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Although they are often mistaken for pitbulls, Bullmastiffs are, in truth, gentle souls and one of the laziest breeds around.