Best Dog Breeds For Seniors

By Ruby Cemental

Dogs are a great source of companionship for people of all ages. And if you're a senior dealing with loneliness, they can be a great help. While all canines have their pros and cons, the following dogs have some characteristics that can make them great for those in their golden years.

Best Dog Breeds

  • Pug. These pooches love affection so they can keep you company all day. They also don't need a lot of exercise, so if your energy level is low, it won't be a problem.

  • Poodle. If you suffer from allergies, this popular hypo-allergenic breed is a great choice. They're also very easy to train.

  • Chihuahua. They're small enough for apartment living and they love to sit in laps. And although some might be energetic, their tiny size makes it possible for them to get enough exercise indoors.

  • Pekingese. These pups are cute as a button, and very loyal. They're great for seniors because of their minimal exercise needs and their great watch dog abilities.

  • Boston Terrier. This breed is best for seniors who still have a lot of energy. However, although they need a lot of exercise, they don't need much grooming, and they don't shed or drool much.

  • Beagle. If you're a fitness-minded senior, you'll do great with this pup. They're playful and energetic, as well as affectionate and loyal. It won't be hard to train them. And they're great with children and other animals.

  • Cocker Spaniel. Cocker Spaniels can be a little larger in size than the other lovable pooches on our list and require more grooming than some of their canine colleagues. However, their happy, loyal, and energetic nature more than make up for a few necessary extra brushes.

With some research, you might discover other pups that are great options. Before you bring one home though, try to spend some time interacting with them to be sure it's a good fit.

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Tags: Seniors and Pets