The best dogs for cottagers who love to lounge by the lake

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Some dogs are ideal for outdoor activities at the cottage, but for those of you who would rather be sitting on the dock gazing at the water than actually jumping in, or taking in the scenery from your deck rather than hiking the nearby trails, these are the perfect canine companions for you. Just note that a few of these breeds aren’t great swimmers, so it’s best to have them wear a doggie life jacket—just in case they do end up in the lake.