Dogs The Best Dogs for Seniors  

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List Rules Top dog breeds for elderly owners

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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260 90
King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

2
129 37
West Highland White Terrier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

3
142 50
Maltese Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

4
146 53
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

5
104 37
Havanese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

6
97 34
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

7
112 44
Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

8
86 32
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

9
71 29
Pug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

10
63 31
White schnauzers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

11
69 36
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

12
57 29
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

13
50 24
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

14
49 24
Papillon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

15
46 24
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

16
57 38
Chihuahua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

17
39 23
Cairn Terrier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

18
47 31
Pomeranian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

19
36 23
American Cocker Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

20
36 24
Scottish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

21
38 26
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

22
34 24
Australian Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

23
26 17
Japanese Chin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

24
33 24
Lhasa Apso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors

25
45 38
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dogs for Seniors