Top 7 Dog Breeds for Seniors

Small dogs like Bichon Frise weigh 7–12 pounds. Their loving attitude and easy grooming make them a good dog breed for seniors.

Miniature Schnauzers shed little and need little upkeep. Their tiny size makes them ideal to carry around town or on walks.

Garrett Wing, founder and owner of American Standard Dog Training, recommends Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for seniors.

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Corgis need daily walks, mental stimulation, and care to maintain their double coat. An energetic senior who enjoys nature trails and outdoor walks may like a Corgi.

Greyhounds are known for their speeding abilities in racing. These calm, loving canines are wonderful for elders, especially rescues and former Greyhound racers.

 Pomeranian personality and vigor may brighten a terrible day. They make charming, well-mannered pets if trained properly. 

Courville notes that greyhounds are particularly sensitive to some anesthetics. "Talk to your vet before any anesthetic procedures, like a thorough dental cleaning," she advises. 

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