10 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors to Keep You Active & Joyful

10. Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a small, quirky breed that would be a great match for an older person.

9. Basset Hound

This cute breed is as calm and friendly as they come, even if it is a bit lazy. 

8. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers aren't just great pets for young people; they're also a great choice for seniors who are still busy. 

7. Chihuahua

No problem. The Chihuahua is a small dog with a lot of personality that does well in small areas. They can get up to about 6 pounds, which is a good size for a lap dog.

6. Poodle

They are so often used as service dogs because they are so smart, friendly, and sensitive. 

5. Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as a "Sheltie," is a breed with a lot of energy. Because of this, they need a lot of exercise, which can be good for adults.

4. Pomeranian

These soft dogs are loving without being needy, and they are also smart and fun.

3. Greyhound

Even though these dogs can move very quickly, they are not one of those high-energy types that needs hours of exercise every day. 

2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were originally bred to sit on people's laps, so being a lap dog is in their blood. 

1. Shih Tzu

The calm Shih Tzu is our pick for the best dog breed for older people. This breed looks like royalty, and they also expect to be treated like royalty. 

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