1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


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If you run on a busy schedule but can’t imagine life without a pet, consider getting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It is one of those breeds that are easily adaptable and very laid-back. They love to cuddle and enjoy easy lifestyle. One thing to have in mind is that Cavaliers might inherit a heart problem that can cause troubles as they get older so they should be screened for this problem.

2. French Bulldog


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French Bulldogs are always a popular choice for families as they are the perfect combination of affectionate and composed yet active and alert without being too energetic. They are the ultimate lap dogs. This breed should definitely be considered for busy owners, especially families with children as they are very low-maintenance.

3. Lhasa Apso


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This breed that originates from Tibet was used as a guardian dog. However things have changed and today Lhasa Apso is a popular family dog. But don’t let the size and cute looks fool you – these dogs are strongly built and powerful and they believe they are quite large. This is why there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for their home and family. Lhasa Apso love to play all they long and they won’t be bored even when they are left home alone which makes them a great choice for busy owners. 

4. Greyhound


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Sure, greyhounds are famous for their running, but they are also great all-around pets. They are very affectionate and lovable and contrary to common thinking they do not need much exercise. This makes them one of the best breeds for busy people. They will sit quietly next to you when you come back home after a long and busy day. What could you ask more? Oh, and they are very low-maintenance, especially when grooming is in question.

5. Akita Inu


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Akitas became very popular after the heart-breaking 2009 movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale which was based on a true story. The Japanese built this breed for haunting bears and deer but they are now loyal guardians to their families. They are very sweet and caring towards family members, children and other pets. And although they are attached to their owners, they will tolerate their absence on daily basis.

6. Basset hounds


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Basset Hounds are so much more than hunting dogs, they are loving, friendly, relaxed and easy going. They are the ultimate family dog. They are especially suitable for busy families as they are very laid-back and lazy. There is only one thing you should have in mind – they do not like to be left home alone for a very long period of time so take them on a long walk before leaving them.

7. Chihuahua


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This tiny dogs are perfect for people who work all day yet want to own a pet. Chihuahuas are not very active dogs. They will be just fine even if you leave them home alone for the most of the day. However, it will be best to keep at least two of them so they keep each other company.

8. Maltese


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These little snow balls will spend most of time sleeping while you are at work. And everything will be as it was when you left because a Maltese won’t tear up your house out of boredom. They don’t even like long walks like some breeds. The only thing that will take some time is the grooming, but you can manage that by taking your dog to the groomer for a “puppy cut”. 

9. Shar Pei


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If you work all day then you need a low-energetic dog and Shar Pei is just that. These Chinese dogs are one of the most unusual breeds out there and they make great family dogs. Their medium size, easy grooming and affectionate personality makes them one of the best breeds for working owners. 

10. Whippet


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Whippets are the ultimate dog breed for busy owners and for apartments. They are medium sized, don’t require much grooming, they are clean and spend most of the time sleeping. So if you decide to get a Whippet make sure you have a cozy sofa or chair for them to nap on. Whippets will need a little exercise in the evenings and it will be best to get two of them so they can play.