Favorites

5 Best Dog Breeds For Seniors

rvpetsafety.com


As we mentioned in our article Tips For Finding The Perfect Companion, there are some dog breeds that are better suited to be seniors’ pets. Below are five dog breed examples :

Pugs 

These dogs are the perfect dogs for seniors. They are small and enjoy playing as well as cuddling. They are very affectionate, have a wonderful temperament and a passive behavior. Due to their short nose, they have to be careful when exercising in the summer and are not able to run without becoming exhausted. Adaptable to small spaces and non-regular walk routines, they are excellent companions that need human presence and should not be left alone for long periods of time. Despite their small size, they are fairly resistant and good at providing protection by barking to alert their owners about the presence of strangers. Obesity and respiratory problems are among their most common health issues.

 

Shih Tzu

They are small, vigilant, and simply adorable. Since they are lap dogs, they enjoy attention and get along well with people of all ages as well as with other pets. They are clever and have character, so their training should begin early and it should include barking control. They prefer playing around the house to outdoor exercising, which is perfect for those residing in apartments. Also, they can tolerate short walks well and are fine if not walked for a few days. This breed is great for those suffering from allergies, as Shih Tzus barely shed any hair. Their coat is long and requires a certain amount of care. Brushing and combing to avoid hair knots or frequent trimming are good options.

Miniature Schnauzer 

They are cheerful, energetic and very affectionate dogs. They are also good companions for those who have grandchildren. They are easy to train and very adaptable, although they can be aggressive with other dogs. They are good watchdogs and bark when they sense that there is people outside the house. Minis are an hypoallergenic breed, i.e. they don’t shed any hair and very little dander. They require grooming every 8 weeks and brushing at least twice a week. Since these dogs need 30 minutes of daily physical and mental exercise by means of games like fetch and dog tricks, they are the perfect partner as they will encourage you to step out of their houses and keep a daily exercise routine.

 

Chihuahua

These dogs belong to a very affectionate and loyal breed. They are great companions and a constant source of entertainment for the whole family. They are protective of their owners and can be quite aggressive towards other dogs in defiance of their tiny size. Since they are prone to suffering when exposed to cold weather, they love warmth, sunlight and to be dressed-up. All chihuahua owners agree on the fact that these pooches have an energetic and playful temperament and enjoy clowning around the house as well as being the center of attention. They will brighten your day, make noise to be noticed, and lie conformably on your lap in order to stay cozy.

Cocker Spaniel

They are beloved companions who are cheerful, sensitive, and always willing to please their owners. They love to snuggle on the couch or to play outdoors. Their social nature makes them gentle, trustworthy, and eager to be part of the family, regardless of the size of the family. Cocker spaniels are hunter dogs by nature and the largest-sized on our list, making them not really an ideal dog for apartments. Conversely, they are the best match for seniors who live alone and in a house because they combine a sweet temperament with watchdog traits. They are easy to train and walk, but their long and luxurious coat requires daily brushing as well as regular shampooing.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel animalplanet.com

These five are only a few of the numerous options that you can assess among pure breeds. Mixed breeds also offer infinite options when it comes to dogs for seniors.

Adoption is as a very advantageous choice to make, in order to find your perfect match. Dog shelters are replete of affectionate, loyal, and loving dogs waiting for a home. They can be small or large, more or less active, pure breed or combinations of different breeds.

Your local dog shelter is a great place to begin your search. The dogs you will find there are already vaccinated, trained and, most importantly, you can consider which of them might better fit your personality and expectations. Whichever your choice is, remember that you are bringing home a loyal friend who deserves a loving home and family.

WANT MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE?

         

Puppies ready for party 

Subscribe to get them straight to your inbox!

Special offers, premium content, tips, and much more

Invalid email address
You can unsubscribe at any time.  Give it a try and read our Privacy Policy.



Save up to 30% on Orlando Theme Parks!

Military Dog - Declassified photo - Special Operations

Military Dog Becomes Trending News

In our section Working Like A Dog, we praise the valuable contribution that working dogs …
Read More
Baby Little Red Riding Hood with wolf dog as grandma

Halloween – An Opportunity To Channel Your Inner Child

Let your inner child shine this Halloween. Enjoy quality time with your pet and why …
Read More
Adorable Maltese puppies in basket

Tips For Maltese Pet Parents

Glamorous, intelligent, and affectionate pets, Maltese dogs have the perfect temperament for being ideal companions …
Read More
German Shepherd Dogs Running - K-9 Unit

Forgotten 9/11 Heroes – Search & Rescue Dogs

Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas has been using her camera to reveal the insights into the human-animal …
Read More
Couple looking at map with dog, traveling in car

The Ultimate Pet Health Travel Guide

Your dog’s overall well-being is always important, but when traveling, ensuring all their medical needs …
Read More
pug con sobrepeso prevenir obesidad

How To Prevent Obesity In Pets

Preventing obesity can extend your pet’s lifespan. Obesity is the root cause of numerous health …
Read More
Portrait of happy siblings lying with dog while parents relaxing on sofa at home

What You Need To Know When Looking For Pet Insurance

Dogs are family; we give them birthday presents and a family portrait is not complete …
Read More
Toxic plants for pets

These Plants Might Be Dangerous For Your Pet

Walking or playing with our four-legged friends, enjoying the sun and the outdoors is certainly …
Read More
Dog kissing dad

They Knew The Dangers Of Getting A Dog

All these dads did not want to get a dog. They were opposed to the …
Read More
Child with autism surfing with therapy dog

How To Discover Your Dog’s Unique Healing Talent – Interview with Judy Fridono, Surf Dog Ricochet’s Trainer

Surf Dog Ricochet is the first-ever dog to provide canine assisted surf therapy, after jumping …
Read More
Service dog with bilateral leg amputee veteran

The History Of Assistance Dogs

Through our articles, we always highlight both the values ​​that characterize dogs and our appreciation …
Read More
Service dogs laying down

Assistance Dogs

Dogs have always served humans in different ways throughout history. When the first humans settled …
Read More
Happy Bithday Dog

How Old Is My Dog?

If you ever asked yourself this question, surely you know the popular belief that puts …
Read More
Dog and mum smiling in field

Free, Unique And Meaningful Gift Ideas To Celebrate Your Mum In 2019

Many mothers have children as well as fur babies, all which have a special place …
Read More
cute pug wearing glasses. Senior dogs 101

How Do I Know If My Dog ​​Is Getting Old?

Pets are considered “seniors” when they begin to show signs of aging and the time …
Read More
Schoep and John - man and dog swimming in Lake Superior

A Senior Dog And A Picture That Made History

The story of this senior dog whose picture touched the hearts of thousands around the …
Read More
Golden Retriever sitting on couch

Forever Young – The 10 Longest Living Dogs

Longevity is the ability to maintain vital body functions longer, minimizing the effects of external …
Read More

5 Ways To Care For Your Senior Dog

There is no better example than a dog to show that affection and companionship have …
Read More
the smallest dog ever

The Tallest And Smallest Dog

Zeus is the tallest dog ever according to the Guinness World Records; however, Freddy, another …
Read More
Dogsledding Expeditions

Interview With Carmen Baum From Snow Forest Adventures

Craig Lawrence and Carmen Baum from Snow Forest Adventures offer unique 2 to 10-day dogsledding expeditions …
Read More
Dog agility

Dog Sports For Making New Friends

Fun matches are dog sport competitions held in a more relaxed environment. They are usually …
Read More

Leave a Reply ● Deje su comentario ● Laissez votre commentaire

%d bloggers like this: