The Pug's wrinkled face, flat nose, and snoring make it a great lap dog for seniors. Friendly and playful, they require minimal grooming but watch those treats!
The Havanese is a charming Cuban dog breed with a long coat and a curved tail. Ideal for seniors, but children and other dogs need supervision.
Boston Terriers are friendly, bright and amusing, and manageable on a leash. They do well with children and are happiest near their owners.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a friendly, watchful dog that makes an effective watchdog. Easy to train with treats, but supervise snacks between meals.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a adaptable toy spaniel with a silky coat and melting brown eyes. They make perfect companions for seniors and families, adapting to their lifestyle.
Dachshunds are not for athletic activities but excel at hunting and barking. They make loyal companions for seniors who want a familiar breed.
Poodles: versatile, intelligent, and hypoallergenic dogs that adapt to any lifestyle. Come in miniature or standard sizes, and have curly coats.
Golden Retrievers are great companions for seniors, but those over 70 should consider an adult dog.
The French Bulldog is a loyal, cuddly companion ideal for seniors. Though stubborn, they are smart and adaptable. Be prepared for the cost.
The Labrador Retriever, America's top dog breed, is a family favorite for seniors and grandchildren alike. With a lifespan of 10-12 years.