Some Low-Energy Dog Breeds for Grandparents

Some Low-Energy Dog Breeds for Grandparents

Whippets' sleek appearance may make them seem like they need a lot of activity, but that's not true (especially as they age). They love daily yard play for an hour or two.

A Bolognese may suit seniors seeking a low-maintenance dog. One of the easiest-care dogs. They also appear like stuffed animals and are loving and cuddly.

The Shih Tzu breed has entertained dog lovers for almost 1,000 years, and its popularity isn't about to decline. Long, silky "fancy" coats distinguish Shih Tzus, which were bred in Tibet

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Chihuahuas, one of the smallest dog breeds, are ideal for apartments and condos. They weigh roughly five pounds, so anyone can train or manage them.

Small breeds include the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). Natural herding dogs are smart and need lots of mental stimulation. Shelties thrive in active seniors with time to walk them.

Any Yorkshire Terrier owner will give you a dozen reasons why "Yorkies" are the best dog breed. Miniature, hypoallergenic, clean, clever, and low-exercise.

They may not have the cutest names, but these dogs are adorable! Rodent hunting is the breed's specialty. A Rat Terrier could be a great roommate to keep rodents out.