25 Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds for Busy Owners

25. Rat Terrier

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This cute breed is the epitome of low maintenance. These smaller dogs are known for their minimal grooming needs — just a quick brush now and then will do the trick. They thrive on short bursts of playtime rather than extensive exercises, making them perfect for busy owners who can only dedicate so much time. An interesting tidbit: Rat Terriers were a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt, who even coined the name after his dog successfully cleared the White House of a rat infestation!