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Canine Companions: 11 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Many believe that dogs are too active and high maintenance to be good pets for seniors. Now, this may be true for certain breeds, but there are literally hundreds of breeds out there and some of them are actually very well-suited to seniors. Below, we highlight 11 of the best dog breeds for seniors from corgis to Westies and explain what make them such great companions for elderly adults.
Poodle Poodles frequently rank on lists of the best dog breeds for seniors, and that’s for good reason: They’re easy to train if you get them young, and they’re very devoted to their humans. Poodles are also low-shedding dogs. They do require some grooming, though it’s easy to take them to a groomer or maintain the puppy clip yourself. Poodles also come in three sizes (toy, miniature and standard) so you can opt for whichever one will best fit your living space and lifestyle.
Pug Pugs are couch potatoes at heart and they’ll be happy to stay inside and watch TV with you all day, making them an excellent c…