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Author: Dr. Juon Abbass | DVM M.Phil PhD (veterinary microbiology) | January 6,2022

BEST DOG BREEDS FOR SENIORS, SURPRISING FACTS

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DDogs are lovable and loyal creatures. They have an instinctive tendency to create an incredible bond with human beings. Additionally, older adults are more likely to get anxiety and stress. A dog unconditionally loves his/her caretaker and helps in relieving the physical and mental complications. There are a number of dog breeds that are considered suitable for older adults due to their wonderful nature. In this blog, we are going to discuss a few top “dog breed best for seniors” along with their characteristics and relevant facts under the light of scientific literature and general field experience.

TOP BREEDS FOR SENIORS

1. POODLE

Introduction:

Poodle is considered one of the highly brilliant breeds of dogs. Because of their easy management and incredible intelligence, they are suitable for older adults.

Training and maintenance:

Poodles are energetic and easy to train family dogs. They are peaceful dogs and stay happy with the older adults. In addition, poodles need low maintenance as compared to other breeds because they are low hair shedding dogs.

Available sizes:

Although poodles vary in their sizes toy, miniature and standards are well-known.

Points to be remembered:

Poodles need plenty of exercises to release their energy. They are best for both the mental and physical health of older adults. Poodles are not aggressive creatures. However, they can easily become stressed when put in a harsh environment. This is better to keep this breed in a stress-free atmosphere. Keep in mind; particularly that toy poodles are best to keep in apartments.

2. FRENCH BULLDOG

Introduction:

The French bulldog is an enchanting, lovely, and playful breed. This is interesting to know that these dogs are suitable for seniors who have reduced mobility and a slower lifestyle.

Training and maintenance:

This is a lively breed of dogs that require little or easy training. All along with that, they require low maintenance because of their glossy coat which sheds little hair.

Points to be remembered:

Frenchie is the cute little dog that makes them suitable to live in limited space/small apartments. Also keep in mind that, they don’t do many vocalizations (barking) that make them perfect candidates to be kept in small apartments. Note: Although, French bulldogs are easy to train many people to find difficulty in potty training them. So, be patient and consistently try to train them.

3. PUGS

Introduction:

This is a loving and loyal breed of dog which are perfectly suitable for the indoor environment, particularly for older adults. They have an incredibly sweet temperament and affectionate nature.

Training and maintenance:

Pugs are easy-going which require easy training. All along with that, pugs are small in size which makes them easy to manage for older adults. Also, they need very little maintenance. 

Points to be remembered:

Because of their small size, pugs can comfortably live in small apartments. Pugs are perfect for older adults because of their easy grooming and care.

Note: Although pugs are perfect companions for lonely older adults they shed a heavy amount of hair. In addition, pugs also have skin folds near their eyes which need regular cleaning.

3. MALTESE

Introduction:

This is a cute little breed of dog (Lapdog). Maltese is considered perfect for older adults. They have gentle and entertaining nature.

Training and maintenance:

This pretty breed of dog is easy to manage and carry because of its small size. Also, they need little training and not much maintenance.

Points to be remembered:

Maltese dogs have silky hair coat that requires regular/frequent grooming. They require regular care of skin coats and eyes.

4. GREYHOUND

Introduction:

This is an athletic breed of dogs that have calm, gentle, and compassionate nature. Although, they have a larger size still this breed is very much popular among older adults as a pet.

Training and maintenance:

They require easy training and low maintenance. They have short and smooth skin coats which require often grooming.

Points to be remembered:

Grey hounds are suitable for those older adults who keep the desire to have a big companion dog

OTHER BREEDS

There are many other breeds that are considered suitable for seniors. We have enlisted them below:

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Shih Tzu
Miniature Schnauzer
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pekingese


DISCLAIMER This content has been written on the basis of general experience and some data from the authentic research papers. The situation may vary based upon the requirements of seniors (Exceptions are always there). This is always recommended to get suggestions from a registered veterinarian/professional pet trainer before selecting a dog breed for an older/senior/retired person.

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