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26 Perfect Dog Breeds for Seniors

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5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A truly elegant breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog is also very affectionate. These playful dogs are patient, friendly, and always eager to please, making them fantastic pets for medical patients and the elderly.

They are incredibly customizable in many ways, both in terms of adapting to different environments and your activity needs.

They are also generally just as happy to cuddle their owners as they are when they go out for a walk.

Really, one of the only downsides with these dogs is that they can be prone to a variety of health conditions. This includes mitral valve disease, which unfortunately can lead to heart failure.

6. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

This silky-smooth Tibetan dog breed surprisingly doesn’t shed much, although it does require a lot of brushing and grooming to keep this coat so luxurious.

However, this adorable dog breed makes an ideal companion friend for the elderly as it was raised as an inner sentry in Buddhist monasteries. As a non-athletic breed, they do very well indoors and are adept at training.

7. Maltese

Maltese

When people think of fluffy dogs, they often picture a Maltese. These dog breeds make excellent companions.

These puppies are easy to handle and train. Plus, their small size makes them great travel companions as they fit well in a Dog Travel Bag.

Maltese puppies need fairly regular grooming and most owners tend to take their dogs to professionals for this.

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