animals The Best Dogs for Seniors

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List of the best dogs for seniors, as ranked by elderly dog owners and breed experts alike. Dogs are often called man’s best friend, but it’s never been truer than with the elderly. Having a dog has a plethora health benefits for seniors, including lowering blood pressure, cholesterol,triglyceride, and risk of heart failure. Pups are also known for decreasing feelings of loneliness that many seniors experience on a daily basis by giving unconditional love and affection. Seniors who have lost a loved one or otherwise feel isolated and unwanted have found that keeping a dog nearby decreases those feelings. Another perk of senior dog ownership is entertainment and an increased need for physical activity.

 

If you’ve been wondering, “What is the best dog bre for seniors?” this list has many options to choose from. Many of the dogs on this list are small, low energy, and friendly canines, in need of some TLC. Be sure to consider your physical abilities before choosing a dog.

 

Whether you plan to rescue an older dog in need of constant attention or adopt a young puppy who wants tons of love, there’s sure to be a dog on this list just for you.

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King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Maltese Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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West Highland White Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Havanese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Pug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors
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White schnauzers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Scottish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Papillon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Pomeranian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Cairn Terrier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Australian Terrier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Poodle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Japanese Chin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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American Cocker Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Dogue de Bordeaux is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Fox Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Lhasa Apso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Affenpinscher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Pekingese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Sealyham Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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English Toy Terrier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Australian Silky Terrier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Griffon Bruxellois is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Italian Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

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Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors
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