Many dogs love to chase squirrels or run after tennis balls. Their canine instincts tell them if potential prey is running, they better follow at top speed. This is referred to as prey drive.
a dog’s urge to stalk, hunt and, eventually tackle or eat their prey. Many breeds (including hounds, herders, terriers
& sporting dogs,
still have very high prey drives.
It means the
breed doesn’t feel a strong urge to hunt potential prey. But
it doesn’t mean inactive or lazy, these pups still enjoy running around with their pals.
1. CAVALIER KING
These dogs are up for whatever
and love to please their owners
by learning and retaining
commands. Plus they get along
with kids and other pets.
Though bulldogs may love to bark, their prey drive is actually quite low according to Canine Habit. Plus they’re also great with kids!
3. FRENCH BULLDOG
With an even lower-prey-drive
than the bulldog, Frenchies are
adaptable & thrive everywhere
from cities to rural areas, and
with large families & singles.
4. GREAT PYRENEES
One of the largest breeds on our low prey drive list is the Great Pyrenees. These dogs are big,
fluffy guardians with mellow temperaments and ample patience.
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The Havanese is an outgoing breed with a low prey drive. This means they embrace meeting new people
& pets but aren’t likely to chase
small animals willy nilly.
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Think of the Great Pyrenees, then shrink it down to an apartment-friendly size. You’ve got the Maltese, with fluffy white fur
& an up-for-anything attitude.
These tiny titans respond quickly
to training and are eager to
learn. Plus they have a friendly disposition and enjoy playing with other adults, kids & animals.
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A funny ball of fluff, the Pomeranian is full of energy but chances are they’ll be more interested in chasing after you, than rabbits or squirrels.
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Pugs are like your BFF who is
down for anything. They enjoy
kids, big families, small groups,
singles, other animals and food.
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The affectionate, regal Vizsla
needs plenty of exercise,
so they're great dogs for
joggers or bikers and bonus:
they're good at ignoring wildlife.
Low-Maintenance Dogs for People with Super-Hectic Live