The Ideal Dog Breeds To Get For Seniors

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We all know that a dog is a man’s best friend, so it’s past time to add “Senior’s companion” to the list. According to studies, having a dog decreases blood pressure, reduces stress, and makes you happier, all of which are beneficial to one’s health and well-being, particularly for the elderly. Dogs come in a variety of sizes, styles, and breeds. If you’re still scratching your head, trying to find out which one is right for the senior in your life, or if you’re a senior yourself, we’ve compiled a list of 50 of the best dog breeds for seniors.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu, also known as the “Lion Dog,” is a tiny canine ideal for senior citizens due to its loyalty, friendliness, and easygoing nature. It doesn’t necessitate much exercise, but it does require a lot of snuggling. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size; the Shih Tzu is a formidable guard dog. They are naturally caring creatures, which is why they guard their masters. The Shih Tzu will adjust to any lifestyle, so they’ll feel right at home if you live in a big house or a small one.

Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a cross between two affectionate breeds, the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, as its name suggests. If you need some exercise, this is the dog for you because it needs frequent walks. The Goldendoodle is a playful, loyal, intelligent, and caring dog who will provide you with a lifetime of companionship.

Beagle

Regular exercise is essential for a senior to maintain a fit and balanced body. This is why having a Beagle is beneficial. They’re entertaining and will keep you busy every day. And there’s more good news: it needs little grooming, so you won’t have to spend a lot of money on it. What could be better for Grandma or Grandpa than getting the ideal dog? Even their grandchildren will adore this puppy! Despite their reputation for being noisy, many senior care experts praise Beagles for their friendliness, making them one of the best breeds for seniors. Furthermore, the Beagle gets along well with children, so even your grandchildren will enjoy the fluffy love of this breed.

Pomeranian

Although the Pomeranian is tiny, its heart is enormous. This fluffy canine is affectionate, energetic, and at ease in confined spaces like homes. When it comes to grooming, you won’t have to spend a dime to keep the coat in pristine condition. Daily grooming is not needed for the Pomeranian; simply brushing them regularly is sufficient. If you’re looking to train your cat, this small breed has a lot of promise. They’re clever, and they’ll pick up tricks quickly.

Pug

Since this intelligent breed can adapt to their environment, and yes, even your lifestyle, they’ve been dubbed the “perfect dog” for those who spend most of their time lying down on the couch. The Pug wouldn’t mind if the older generation didn’t have the stamina to move and go out as much as they used to. Aside from their adaptability, Pugs are easy to care for because their fur needs little upkeep. The Pug is an excellent choice if you want a low-maintenance furry friend.

Mixed breeds

A furry companion doesn’t have to be a purebred dog. Mixed-breed dogs can also be excellent companions. Many experts recommend that seniors look for a mixed breed at their local shelter. This is because handlers have already evaluated shelter dogs for their medical needs, attitudes, and other characteristics. You don’t need to make a wild guess or do an “eeny,meeny, miny, moe” to know which dog will be the best for you as the handlers will be there to guide you. It’s also nice to know that dogs from shelters are usually trained, so you can skip the training and just cuddle with them right away.

Yorkshire Terrier

We recommend the Yorkshire Terrier if you want a tiny, gentle dog that will stay with you for a long time. As long as you take care of this breed, it will live for 13 to 20 years on average. The Yorkshire Terrier is a low-maintenance breed that is often seen in apartments and assisted living facilities. Yorkies only need occasional grooming, so having them around isn’t a hassle. When it comes to exercise, they don’t need it as much as we do. We’re guessing they’ll spend much of their time on your knees, which is a positive thing!

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a pocket dog you can’t resist because it’s small, sweet, and great for your apartment. The French Bulldog is known for being affectionate and energetic, according to dog experts. You’ll love them even more because they’re low-maintenance and don’t need much exercise, in addition to their charming personalities and big ears. This implies that you’ll devote more of your time to cuddling with them.

Welsh Corgi Pembroke

If you’re a senior citizen looking for a way to liven up your life, getting a Welsh Corgi Pembroke is the best way to go. These breeds have cute giant ears and squatting bodies that will conquer your heart in no time. The Welsh Corgi Pembroke is a highly intelligent dog that has long been a favorite of British royalty. The Welsh Corgi Pembroke, on the other hand, does not need to live in a large palace like the royals to be happy. They are also adept at living in confined spaces such as apartments. Since they need regular exercise, you can expect to be as active as they are.

Otterhound

Otterhounds may not be as well-known as the other dogs on this list, but they are excellent companions for the elderly. Otterhounds have a 12-year life expectancy and will lavish you with their compassion, loyalty, and wisdom for a long time. They’ll take daily exercise, but we think it’ll be worth it because you and your pet will be able to spend more time together while staying in shape.

Poodle

If you’re a senior who is having trouble finding a canine friend because of allergies, the Poodle is an excellent choice because it has a hypoallergenic coat that won’t bother you. Because of their caring and gentle disposition and their willingness to adjust to areas where seniors live, poodles are particularly common among older dog lovers. Aside from that, they are one of the most intelligent and trustworthy breeds around.

Lhasa Apso

Living with a small dog like the Lhasa Apso is suitable for small spaces like apartments. Furthermore, if you’re not a fan of the lengthy grooming process, this is the breed for you. The Lhasa Apso has a 14-year average life expectancy, so they’ll keep you happy for a long time. The Lhasa Apso is an excellent senior dog because it is independent, trustworthy, and affectionate!

Japanese Spaniel

When you have a Japanese Spaniel, you won’t need to tire yourself out. Physical activity is also low for a small dog, which is good news for you. This breed is also low-maintenance, requiring only one weekly brushing. Do you have a problem with noise? Neither does the Japanese Spaniel bark as much as other breeds! They never let you down when it comes to loyalty. You can let it loose in the park or the yard to have fun and explore on its own, but it will undoubtedly return to you at the end of the day.

Italian Greyhound

Who said small dogs could only be happy in small homes or apartments? The Italian Greyhound, on the other hand, demonstrates that this is not the case. Although this breed is not small, and not everyone appreciates its elegance, it is a highly manageable and friendly dog that can provide you with companionship for 12 to 15 years. If you’re a senior committed to living a healthy lifestyle, an Italian Greyhound can cheer you on because they need an hour of exercise.

Corgi

You’ll need a dog that shares the same energy level as the active senior. We recommend getting a Corgi because they have a lively personality and larger dogs’ energy level while remaining manageable. The Corgi is a charming breed that makes an excellent companion. We all know how enthralled Queen Elizabeth is by it.

West Highland Terrier

Terriers are a common breed among seniors, and the West Highland Terrier is one of them. This breed has a pleasant disposition and makes an excellent lap dog. They are small enough to live in an apartment and only need an hour of exercise a day. You’ll be delighted to learn that they don’t need any special treatment to keep their fluffy fur coat in good condition. Brushing is all that is needed.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has long been a favorite of the royalty. As you might have noted, even its name has a royal ring to it. But, since this cute lap dog can adjust to any living environment, you don’t have to be royalty to be deserving of it. This little dog does not weigh more than 18 pounds and requires little effort to care for. All it takes is a weekly bath and a brush to keep its fluffy, healthy hair.

Cocker Spaniel

Another Spaniel has joined the list! We’re introducing the Cocker Spaniel, a dog with a lovable disposition and a perfect temperament for seniors. This breed is ideal for living in a small space. And if they do need daily grooming, you won’t mind if it’s just to keep the Cocker Spaniel’s fluffy coat that you’ll enjoy petting.

Scottish Terrier

Do you want a dog that will keep you busy without requiring excessive exercise? A Scottish Terrier is a perfect companion for you. It necessitates frequent walks rather than unnecessary running. This breed is well-suited to apartment living; it is normally quiet and barks rather than yaps. It won’t be a nuisance to the neighbors, for sure. It has an affectionate, loyal disposition and can be an excellent guard dog.

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier isn’t known for being a couch potato for nothing. They’ve won it, and they enjoy nothing more than hanging out and spending time with you. They are a breed that a senior can easily handle because they are the right size and have a great personality. You won’t have to worry about their hygiene requirements because their coats aren’t particularly delicate. The laid-back characteristic of this breed will help you relax and enjoy life.

Dachshund

Dachshunds are cheerful little dogs with a large personality, dubbed “wiener dogs” because of their long and wiener-shaped bodies. This breed will never let you down if you’re trying to bring some joy into your home. You’ll have a good laugh at their antics. Dachshunds also require minimal grooming to maintain a healthy coat. They are also content to live in an apartment as long as they can get their exercise from walks and games like fetch.

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a small but powerful dog that has been a loyal friend for generations. It is extremely devoted to its creator, and one of their favorite ways to show it is to sit in your lap. The Chihuahua’s coat does not require much grooming, and a short walk is enough for their exercise.

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a breed that is a perfect fit for senior citizens. Since they aren’t as relaxed with youngsters, this breed prefers the company of older people. They have a friendly and laid-back attitude, which means you should expect them to cuddle a lot on your lap, making it difficult to get them off.

Bulldog

The Bulldog is a really sweet dog behind its tough exterior. They have a shorter lifespan than the others on our list, but that doesn’t make them any less of a wonderful companion. The Bulldog enjoys lavishing affection for its owner and does not need much exercise. However, since they aren’t as active as other breeds, their diet must be monitored.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are known for being friendly and intelligent dogs, which is why they make excellent companions for seniors if they are given enough exercise. A big dog needs a lot of room to walk around in. As a result, we don’t think it’s a good idea to keep them in a tiny apartment unless you can provide them with a nice yard. Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is an excellent option for seniors who enjoy staying busy and active. They are gentle and friendly dogs that need a lot of exercise. As the owner of a Miniature Schnauzer, you will have to keep up with its activity and exercise yourself. Expect some grooming on a regular basis to ensure that their coats are still safe and clean.

Schipperke

A Schipperke is ideal for the active senior searching for a furry companion that shares their interests. They have the energy and playfulness of a fox. Furthermore, their inquisitive nature and self-assurance are only two of the many attributes that will win your heart. If you have a Schipperke, you’ll have this lovable breed for a long time, as they can live up to 15 years. This breed weighs between 12 and 18 pounds and is a decent size for an apartment, as long as they have enough room to run around in.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is a breed that needs very little to almost no grooming at all. Their exposed skin, on the other hand, needs adequate care and attention. We recommend this breed to seniors because, unlike other breeds that require you to work up sweat playing games with them or taking them for walks, the Chinese Crested prefers to spend quality time with their owners sitting quietly.

Greyhound

Although the Greyhound is the largest dog on our list, it is also the laziest. Also, smaller breeds have more energy than this breed, which will certainly impress you. We strongly advise seniors to get a retired racing Greyhound since they’ve retired from competitive racing and have completely embraced the couch potato lifestyle. Another advantage of adopting a Greyhound from a racetrack is that you’ll be having a furry pal who has been around a lot, is well-socialized, and will get along fine with you.

Bichon Frise

The small and fluffy Bichon Frise is content and affectionate dog who will make an excellent companion. Most people can handle a Bichon Frise because it weighs between 7 and 12 pounds on average. They’re also pretty simple to train. They would need to be groomed every now and then, but they are otherwise low-maintenance. A decent amount of daily exercise is usually enough to keep them satisfied and safe as long as they have your company.

Pekingese

Pekingese are beautiful but slow-moving dogs. They are the ultimate lapdog, and while they do need daily grooming, you can do it while he/she sleeps on your lap. Pekingese are very loyal and caring dogs. They are, however, independent and stubborn at times.

Golden retriever

Golden Retrievers, including Labrador Retrievers, are friendly and easy to train dogs. Not to mention that they are responsive to human emotions, making them one of the most common therapy dog breeds. Since they love running and swimming, they are ideally suited to active lifestyles. If they get enough exercise outside, they will be nice and relaxed inside. Companionship is important to them, and they are renowned for their patience.

Cairn Terrier

Toto from The Wizard of Oz was a Cairn Terrier, and he turned out to be one of the most famous movie dogs ever. However, we learned that these dogs are more than just great performers. They make excellent companions as well. They enjoy socializing and are friendly and cheerful. They are devoted to their parents, but they still have a strong-willed side, so they do best with a human friend who can be firm with them.

Papillon (Continental Toy Spaniel)

Papillons are a small breed that can be quickly bathed and transported. They’re intelligent, which means they’re easy to train. Papillons have a bumbling personality that helps them to amuse their human companions endlessly. Since the breed is very athletic, it is best suited to adults who are still involved and able to walk their dogs. Since these dogs may be possessive of their owners, it’s better to have them as the only dog in the home.

Welsh Terrier

A true terrier is a black and tan medium-sized dog breed. Since it was bred for hunting and had an independent spirit, the breed is full of energy. They are typically about 20 pounds in weight. The playfulness, vitality, and nature of this breed make it ideal for senior citizens. This dog takes a lot of training, which isn’t suitable for less capable seniors, but it will help you keep in shape. To top it off, because they’re so energetic and playful, they’re ideal for playing with grandchildren.

American Eskimo Toy

If you’re searching for a little dog with a remarkable white mane, the American Eskimo Toy is the way to go. The sub-breed is the smallest form of American Eskimo. They are so small that they only weigh 7-8 lbs as adults. The breed is easy to train and bond with because it is affectionate and adaptable. As long as you’re willing to put up with the shedding that comes with it.

Keeshond

If a fuzzy texture is one of the most important features you’re looking for in a partner, then look no further. Please say hello to Keeshond. The unusual-looking dog has a magnificent gray mane. Keeshonds have a fun disposition and enjoy playing with their owners.

Icelandic Sheepdog

Even though its name suggests otherwise, the Icelandic Sheepdog does not resemble a sheep at all. Their coat is fluffy, smooth, and straight, which means there is more shedding. Since they’re intelligent, training is easy. As adults, they weigh about 25 pounds and enjoy being lapdogs. Their owners are devoted to them. The breed is calm, curious, and alert, making it a good companion for those who want to play with their dogs often.

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus was thought to be the ideal family animal. This dog breed is adaptable to a big family and can accommodate people of all ages. They’re self-assured and courageous. Shiba Inu is a very independent dog that enjoys nothing more than spending time with its owners.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a dog breed that originated in the United Kingdom and was trained to help hunters. These multi-talented dogs take part in a variety of sports, including protection, tracking, and hunting. tAs for their personalities, they are very affectionate, caring, and faithful to their owners. They’re still very approachable, so petting them with other people isn’t a problem for them. They actually enjoy being the center of attention! Furthermore, they are extremely intelligent, making training them a breeze.

Shar-Pei

If you’re older and don’t think a lap dog is necessary, the Shar-Pei is the breed for you. Because of its medium size, this breed is one of the easiest to train and home train. They are great watchdogs because they dislike outsiders. They are very self-sufficient, making them a good option for owners who would be gone for an extended period of time. The Shar-Pei, on the other hand, is an excellent alternative if you want to go for long walks or spend a lot of time outside. They often need very little grooming due to their short hair.

Shar-Pei

If you’re older and don’t think a lap dog is necessary, the Shar-Pei is the breed for you. Because of its medium size, this breed is one of the easiest to train and home train. They are great watchdogs because they dislike outsiders. They are very self-sufficient, making them a good option for owners who would be gone for an extended period of time. The Shar-Pei, on the other hand, is an excellent alternative if you want to go for long walks or spend a lot of time outside. They often need very little grooming due to their short hair.

Skye Terrier

If you’re a cat person, then this isn’t the dog breed for you. Cats are generally disliked by Skye Terriers. If not, this dog is a perfect family pet who is dependable and gets along with everyone. This breed is also a perfect dog for outdoor enthusiasts.

Xoloitzcuintli

The origins of this unusual dog breed can be traced back to Mexico. The short-haired dog weighs about 30 pounds as an adult and comes in a variety of colors. In terms of personality, this dog is cheerful, polite, alert, and loyal, if not somewhat defensive. To top it off, this dog only needs minimal exercise.

Bolognese Bichon

If you live in a small space but still want to have a great furry friend, the Bolognese Bichon is the breed for you. You won’t have any noise or other issues because it’s tiny, quiet, and peaceful by nature. They’re both brilliant and quick to train, which is why so many Bolognese Bichon owners adore them. They have plush-like fur that does not take a lot of work to groom and maintain.

Bolognese

The Bolognese is cuddly, like a teddy bear, and is ideal for seniors. This breed does not need a lot of grooming because of its low shedding characteristics. People enjoy caring for them because they are intelligent and quick to train. Furthermore, if you live in an apartment or a small space where noise can be an issue, the Bolognese is calm and quiet and will not cause any problems with your neighbors.

Japanese Chin

When it comes to low-maintenance pets, the Japanese Chin is the perfect option. This breed is ideal for seniors who want a dog but don’t want to put themselves through too much exercise. This breed has been a pet for many years, and they’re known for being less “yappy” than other breeds.

 Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound might be one of the larger dogs on the list, but is actually one of the least intimidating dog breeds. The Irish Wolfhound is gentle and eager to demonstrate loyalty to its owner. They are highly dignified but if left alone too long as a puppy, can be quite destructive. An adult Irish Wolfhound however is a dream for any old-timer. They are super calm and even child-friendly.

Border Terrier

A small, light dog; the Border terrier is a very social dog. They love to be around people and will surely provide great company to any person. These pups need lots of walking and love to say hello to other dogs on their travels. They are small enough to squeeze into an apartment setting and can also provide great cuddles.

Coton De Tulear

Active, playful animal; the Coton De Tulear has a big personality. They are tiny dogs and actually prefer playing indoors; just two factors that make them an ideal pet for a senior. They love a good cuddle and running around the house- a dream pet.

Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund loves being around people. They aren’t the most active of dogs, needing walks infrequently but just ensure they aren’t left home alone for too long a time. Since they originate from the Arctic, it is unsurprising that they enjoy cold weather. They are empathetic, caring and sensitive dogs and an ideal companion for anyone, especially an elder.

Great Pyrenees

Another one which is a little bigger than the rest, don’t be deterred by this factor! The Pyrenees is a great alternative to the Golden retriever, if a Golden might just be too energetic for someone a little bit older. They enjoy a weekly brushing and are one of the sweetest and friendliest dog breeds out there.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Again, not quite a miniature dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent pet. They are known for being calm and have an undying devotion to their favorite person. They are certainly suitable companions for a senior and will encourage them to take daily walks and short hikes. Don’t worry though, they also love a quiet night indoors.

Irish Setter

A debatable dog breed for seniors, this dog breed could be suitable, depending on various factors. The Irish Setter gets along great with kids (great for the grand-children!) and is very sociable. They require long, daily walks- so this really depends on how senior our senior is here. They make great companions and will love their owners endlessly.

Bergamasco Sheepdog

The Bergamasco sheepdog is a stunning pup and loves watching over its family and learning new commands. They are low-maintenance dogs and don’t even need to be bathed that often! They are very well behaved and can be rather affectionate- an ideal companion.

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is affectionate and devoted to it’s owner. They are a very calm dog breed and may only be reserved when meeting new people. The Tibetan Terrier is suited to apartment living but needs regular exercise, so daily walks are important. The breed is also not prone to excessive barking.

Tibetan Spaniel

A small, assertive dog; the Tibetan Spaniel is the ideal pet for apartment living. They are social dogs and love being next to their companion- making them an ideal pet for a senior. They are empathetic dogs and love walks. They also, however, love lounging on a couch next to their favorite human.

Clumber Spaniel

The largest of the Spaniels, the Clumber Spaniel is rather mellow and sweeet. They enjoy playing fetch and aren’t big barkers. They are gentle, loyal and affectionate- they are known to love curling up on a couch, eating and taking a snooze. They seem like a great partner for someone on the more senior-side.

Clumber Spaniel

The largest of the Spaniels, the Clumber Spaniel is rather mellow and sweeet. They enjoy playing fetch and aren’t big barkers. They are gentle, loyal and affectionate- they are known to love curling up on a couch, eating and taking a snooze. They seem like a great partner for someone on the more senior-side.

Pumi

A small dog that was traditionally a sheep-herding breed, they are a sweet companion who will surely brighten up your day. They are intelligent dogs and easy to train. Pumis are very social dogs and need to be entertained often- you will certainly have your hands full with this dog! You will also have a loving companion, though.

Pumi

A small dog that was traditionally a sheep-herding breed, they are a sweet companion who will surely brighten up your day. They are intelligent dogs and easy to train. Pumis are very social dogs and need to be entertained often- you will certainly have your hands full with this dog! You will also have a loving companion, though.

Miniature Poodle

All poodles are considered to be intelligent pups, but this one is more manageable for a senior at this weight and size. They are quite an active dog, but make excellent companions with their adoration of their owner.

French Lapphund

They thrive in the company of other Lapphunds. They’ll be fine as long as you don’t leave them alone for an extended period of time. They were bred in the Arctic and are accustomed to the cold. If you’re looking for an empathetic companion dog, look no further than these adorable pups.

German Spitz

A German spitz might be the dog for you if you’re looking for a high-energy companion. The barking of this dog can be redirected to occur only when desired, such as when a stranger approaches, which may be of particular interest to the elderly. Because their thick coats are shed a few times a year, brushing your dog is a great way to spend time together.

Cesky Terrier

Because of its intelligence, curiosity, and devotion to the family, the Cesky terrier is an excellent choice for an active senior. Even though the word “terrier” conjures up images of squeaky toys and digging in the backyard, you should know that when compared to other terriers, this breed is actually quite calm. They’re just as entertaining, but they’re easier on the garden for seniors who don’t want to spend as much time putting it together.

Glen Of Imaal Terrier

The Glen of Imaal terrier, which hails from Ireland, is small, playful, and energetic, but not exhausting to their owners. Small dogs and cats should be avoided if at all possible because they have a proclivity to treat other animals as prey. They’re ideal for seniors who have the time and energy to teach their dog more than the fundamentals of obedience.

Lowchen

A 15-pound cutie goes by the name “lowchen,” which means “little lion.” The name was chosen in part because of its bravery. In traditional grooming, the tail and hindquarters are clipped close to the skin. Regular grooming can cost money and time even for the most frugal seniors. Fortunately, a lion cut isn’t required to keep this dog looking good, though it should be clipped on a regular basis.

Affenpinscher

Because of its small stature, the affenpinscher is known as the “monkey dog.” It is a playful breed. They’re ideal for a studio or one-bedroom apartment, or even a retirement community, due to their small size. Every day, take your dog for a walk to get him some exercise and meet new people.

Norfolk Terrier

Children and dogs should not be allowed to handle ferrets. Despite his fondness for cuddling, this dog is more of a hunting dog than a lapdog. On a leash or in a fenced-in area, it can get plenty of exercise. This adorable little dog is up for the job if you’re a senior citizen who enjoys traveling. A close relative, the Norwich terrier, is in the same boat.

 

Collie

Collies come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all have the same trait of being instantly recognizable and well-loved. They’re simple to train and make excellent companions for active seniors with the time and energy to devote to their care. Collies are also great for families, and will happily play with multiple generations at your next gathering.

 

English Springer Spaniel

The English springer spaniel is a friendly, playful, and obedient dog that can weigh up to 50 pounds as an adult. Even if hunting isn’t an option, this bird dog’s pheasant hunting heritage makes it an excellent choice for seniors who have easy access to the outdoors and enjoy going for long walks alone or in groups.

 

Bullmastiff

Despite their intimidating appearance, bullmastiffs are frequently docile and affectionate with their owners. The best way to keep your puppy healthy and happy is to begin training him as soon as possible, brush his fur twice a week, and walk him on a regular basis.

 

Broholmer

This breed is ideal for families because of its laid-back personality and unwavering loyalty to its owners. Is a soccer match scheduled for Saturday? Please bring it with you. What about a trip to the state park? Don’t forget to bring your canine companion! Broholmers enjoy spending time outdoors and being a part of a group in their spare time.

 

Rat Terrier

With this adorable, compact, and playful pup, she’ll be grateful you took her with you wherever you go. Meanwhile, go about your business, and she’ll patiently await your return at home. Because rat terriers are eager to please and learn, but they can also be sensitive, it’s best to start training them as soon as possible. You should ideally have a large family or a large group of friends to entertain (rat terriers like to be social).

 

Tosa Inu

The Tosa is a giant with a gentle demeanor. They make excellent watchdogs because they are suspicious of strangers and appear intimidating. On the other hand, they are gentle souls who take their time, are patient, and obey. Increase the intensity of your walks if you notice your Tosa is gaining weight.

 

Drever

A Drever doesn’t mind if your day is hectic or relaxed; all it asks for is some balance. After a morning walk, how about some downtime until your dog walker arrives? Nothing is too much for me. Their hair is tough and requires little maintenance. There’s no need to be concerned about Drevers adjusting to a home with a dog or a large number of people.

 

Afghan Hound

Despite his lavish appearance, he is known for his deep loyalty, sensitivity, and unconditional love for those he considers his own family members. They require daily exercise in addition to brushing, but they are content to curl up on the couch with their owners after a good run.

 

Havanese

Since they’re playful, caring, and a small breed with mild exercise requirements, the Havanese can be a nice companion for seniors. Expect a lot of furry love from this breed, as it is loyal to its owners and enjoys spending time with them. Brushing their coat on a daily basis would suffice.

 

Maltese

When it comes to keeping up with the senior’s lifestyle, Maltese is the best. They’re low-maintenance dogs, so you won’t have to put in a lot of effort to care for them. They just need light exercise and don’t need excessive grooming. They are small in size, but they fit well in small spaces and are always ready for a good cuddle.

 

Basset Hound

Seniors will enjoy Basset Hounds because of their easygoing, caring nature. While they can be stubborn, they are very affectionate and, according to others, like to follow you around. If you have a Basset Hound, you must keep an eye on its weight. We understand that they are cute and difficult to avoid, but spoiling them with too much food is not recommended since they are prone to gaining weight. They don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to grooming. A simple brushing every now and then is sufficient.