12 Best Dog Breeds for Senior Citizens


1.Bichon Frise

The fluffy little bichon frise is a joyful and affectionate dog that makes an excellent companion. With an average weight of about 7 to 12 pounds

2.Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier is a beloved puppy-like spaniel that is affectionate and adaptable. This small dog is often happiest when snuggling with its owner.


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3.French Bulldog

It's almost impossible to be sad around the happy Frenchie. French bulldogs are among the most cheerful of all dog breeds.


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Much like the bichon, a Maltese ‚Äčis the quintessential little white lap dog. This breed enjoys spending time in its owner's lap and going on short, easy walks. 

6.Pembroke Welsh Corgi

If you want a small to medium dog that makes a great companion, the corgi might be for you. Weighing 24 to 30 pounds, this breed is still small enough for most people to handle.


If you're leaning toward a tiny dog, a 3- to 7-pound Pom is another easy-to-handle pooch that you can carry in your bag.


The poodle is one of the smartest dogs and also among the most popular of all dog breeds. Best of all, there are three sizes: tiny toy poodle,small miniature poodle, or larger standard poodle.

9.Shih Tzu

The shih tzu is another popular small dog. Ranging in weight from 9 to 16 pounds, the breed is easy to handle. 

10.West Highland White Terrier

Westies make excellent companions and are very easy to handle. At 13 to 20 pounds, the breed is small and not as fragile as the Pomeranian or Maltese.


Pugs love food. If you are a grandparent that likes to keep feeding your grandchildren to the point they can't move anymore, a pug might not be a good fit

12.Miniature Schnauzer

Mini schnauzers are a lower maintenance type of dog. They shed very little and do not require a lot of grooming.Their smaller, compact size makes them easier to tote around town.

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