10 Independent Dog Breeds That Can Be Left Alone

Nicknamed "the barkless dog," they are independent but energetic, requiring exercise.

1. Basenji

Lion-like and dignified, they do well unsupervised but need regular exercise.

2. Chow Chow

Despite their size, they are docile when at home and make good guard dogs.

3. Bullmastiff

Tiny and independent, but they require firm training.

4. Chihuahua

Cute and ready for play, keeping them occupied with toys is essential.

5. Boston Terrier

Independent and mild-mannered, they are fine being left alone.

6. Basset Hound

Bred for city life, they need minimal exercise and are quieter.

7. French Bulldog

Energetic and good at self-entertainment, they're also low-shedding.

8. Lhasa Apso

Extremely friendly and low-shedding, they can get exercise indoors.

9. Maltese

Happy to lounge around but need opportunities for a run and stretching.

10. Greyhound

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