The short haired breed especially is one of the most low maintenance dog breeds. While they need to be trained not to bark, they aren’t going to destroy your home and furniture. They live a simple life, perfectly content to curl up with you at the end of the day. They are rather independent and are easy to train. They don’t require much grooming besides trimming their nails and getting their teeth cleaned so they stay healthier longer. They are a small breed usually weighing only 4-6 pounds but this is one breed that lives longer than most. They live to be 10-18 years old on average.