10 Best Low-Maintenance Dogs for seniors

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Basset Hound

You’ll recognize a Basset Hound when you see one, those ears stand out. These charming dogs are patient, loyal, and unlike some of their hound companions, they can be fairly lazy. 

Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are friendly, happy dogs that make great city pets. These dogs might be a little more lively than some of the breeds on our list, but daily exercise 

Brussels Griffon

A toy breed with a human-like personality, the Brussels Griffon is loyal, curious, and sensitive. These small dogs are easily trained and playful, but not overly so, exercise basis.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The eyes of the Cavalier say it all. These dogs are gentle, affectionate, and true companion dogs. Cavaliers make excellent family pets, getting along with both children.


A little dog with a big personality, Chihuahuas are often described as charming and sassy. Chihuahuas make great lap dogs and can find sufficient exercise in a small space. 

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested need daily exercise, but nothing strenuous. These dogs need minimal grooming, but they do require skincare on their exposed skin as they can get sunburn and irritations.

Dachshunds are very sociable, love to be with their families, and can be a little independent – so training is important. These may be small hounds, but they should have regular exercise.


French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is presently the second most popular dog breed in the AKC. Frenchies are charming, clever, versatile, and playful. These smart city canines make excellent watchdogs.


A sociable and happy toy breed, the Havanese is another adaptable dog that is eager to please. Havanese are easy to train and make excellent companion dogs.


These dogs can be a little independent, but they are very affectionate and gentle with their families. Greyhounds also have pretty minimal grooming needs and only shed occasionally. 

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