Ranked: The 15 Best Dog Breeds For The Elderly

Which Pup Would You Choose?


A lot goes into it when deciding to get a dog. Whether it’s one person, a couple, or a family, a checklist must be looked at thoroughly. How old will the dog be? Will you get a smaller dog — or a larger one? Will this primarily be an indoor dog, or will you be tasked with exercising it a fair amount? For older adults, possessing a dog with more of a low-maintenance personality is likely the best move. This piece will break down which dogs can be manageable companions for the elderly, and why each of these breeds makes sense from a practical standpoint.