If you are one of those busy people who have a craving for keeping a pet dog but for are unsure due to not having enough time to spend with them’ let me tell you, your worries end here. There are dog breeds that can go hours without human company and the best part, they wouldn’t mind at all. Here is a list of ten home alone dog breeds.
#1. Basset Hound
These middle-sized dogs have a history of being termed as the hunting type, but in reality, they are one of the most fun-loving dog breeds. Basset Hounds generally have low energy levels and prefer spending most of their day either lazing around or napping. Hence, they are the perfect fit for those humans who tend to spend most of their days at work.
#2. Black and Tan Coonhound
Such a dog breed is not the family type, but they can be kept as pets due to their kind and lovable nature. These dogs aren’t generally the attention seekers and wouldn’t mind being left alone for hours. Being the hunting type, such dogs would prefer spending most of their time hunting. Hence, due to such a nature, they make a great companion for humans who hardly have time due to work.
#3. Boston Terrier
Slightly similar to the boxer breed, Boston terriers are kind and affectionate and make excellent pets. These dogs are highly intelligent and well-mannered, and due to their independent nature, they can spend a few hours being alone. Boston terriers are known to be full of energy and after a full day’s work; one wouldn’t mind being greeted by such a dog breed.
Very similar to the bull terrier, bullmastiffs are loving, kind and loyal. These ever-so-alert dogs make great guard or watchdogs and would not at all feel lonely when left alone. They would spend their alone time either focused on guarding your home or comfortably relaxing all day. One of the biggest pluses of such a breed is that they hardly make a noise.
#5. Chow Chow
The old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” perfectly fits here. While these fluffy looking dog breed makes you feel like they are the cuddling type, but unfortunately they aren’t. Chow Chows are aloof and self-dependent and not necessarily seek much attention, but they are insanely loyal. Thus, such a breed would be ideal for those who have a small-sized apartment and not much time to give.
#6. Grey Hound
Known as one of the fastest dog breeds, greyhounds wouldn’t mind a race or two. Despite their love for running, these gentle, fun-loving animals would any day prefer a nap over a run. Such breeds fit well in smaller homes and wouldn’t mind their pet parent leaving them on their own for hours.
Maltese are fluffy looking dogs and due to their small size, they make great companions. They love human company but can manage to stay without them for hours. Another added advantage of having such dogs is that they hardly shed their fur, which is always a plus.
#8. Miniature Schnauzer
The miniature schnauzer dog breeds are energetic, intelligent yet fun-loving tiny creatures. They can go hours without human companionship provided they have something to cut out time. Giving them a toy to play with while you’re out there working, would go a long way in keeping them busy.
Plotts are fearless, faithful and intelligent dogs who love being kept busy. Known as the hunting and tracking type, these dogs are more than happy to do their job instead of seeking human affection. Despite being good companions, Plotts don’t mind being left alone for hours. In fact, they love being left alone. This does not mean they dislike the human company.
Whippets are lazy dogs who simply love spending their time sleeping. They resemble the greyhound breed with the only major difference being that they are smaller in size. These dogs are very calm, not-so-demanding and require a peaceful location to spend their alone time.
The above-listed dog breeds are perfect for you if you’re one of those who seldom has time to spend with your lil munchkin. While all these dog breeds wouldn’t mind staying at home all alone, it is important to at least spend some time with them. After all, they are dogs and dogs love spending (some) time with humans especially their pet parents.