Best Dogs For Senior Citizens (Part 1)

Best Dogs For Senior Citizens (Part 1)

Senior citizens can benefit from having a dog, but there are many factors that come into play in terms of activity levels, experience, and breed suitability. Here are 5 of the best dogs for seniors and why!


This small breed is easy to transport, care for, and manage, and their intelligence makes them fast learners who aren’t tough to train. They can be goofy and energetic, so they do need some degree of activity, so they’re best for more active seniors – and they usually prefer to be the only dogs in a home.


This breed was bred specifically to be a house companion, and you can see that in their loving, gentle nature. They’re small, so they’re easy to look after, and they don’t shed much.


This breed is very popular among seniors, and they’re very entertaining companions. They have lots of energy and are very playful, and they’re smart and, therefore, eas to train. They also don’t shed much, and there are three sizes of them to choose from.


These dogs are very social and playful, while their small size makes them low-maintenance and easy to take care of. They often enjoy attention, making them excellent companions. They are also often gentle, calm, and peaceful, and they don’t need as many walks as other dogs.

Basset Hound

These larger dogs are intelligent and very laid-back, with a pleasant demeanor that makes them a joy to be around. They are often quite lazy, too, making them great for less active seniors. They are also good watchdogs thanks to their hunting backgrounds, but they do need more effort to train!

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