Best Dog Breeds for Seniors and Retirees Looking for a Furry Best Friend


01.French Bulldog

The French bulldog is king of the squishable faces, not to mention his ability to make a few wrinkles look extra adorable.

02.Shih Tzu

Shih tzus, much like the other toy breeds on this list, love attention and can frequently be found sitting on the nearest lap.

03.Bichon Frise

If you're looking for a cuddle bug to hang with while you catch up on your Sunday morning paper, the bichon frise is a snuggly puff ball for sure


Does your spouse complain that you snore? Are you looking for someone else you can blame it on? If so, a pug might be your scapegoat and your new best friend. 

05.iniature Schnauzer

If you're looking to fill your home with spunk, then the miniature schnauzer is a top contender. Equipped with a charming beard and mustache to boot,


This doodle dog breed is good for first-time dog owners, animal lovers, and everyone in between. 

07.Chinese Crested

Now that you're retired, maybe you're wanting to let your eccentric side show a little more. Or maybe you're looking for a pup that won't irritate your allergies.

08.Italian Greyhound

The greyhound, but in Italian. Just kidding. The Italian greyhound might be our favorite breed on this list; don't tell the others.

09.Cavapoo and Cockapoo

The Cavapoo and cockapoo are two of the most popular crossbreeds in the U.S. right now because they inherit all of the good genes of their poodle and spaniel parents.

10.Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was made to love on their owners. Literally, these cuties were originally bred to be lapdogs.