Everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend, but it’s high time to give them the title “Senior’s companion” as well. Research shows that owning a dog lowers blood pressure, lowers stress levels, and makes you happier, all of which are very beneficial, especially for an older person’s health and well-being. Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. We’ve listed below 50 of the best dog breeds that make for excellent elderly companions if you’re already scratching your head, trying to figure out which one suits the senior in your life, or if you’re a senior yourself.
The Shih Tzu, also known as the “Lion Dog,” is an elderly little canine perfect for loyal, friendly, and relaxed people. There are not many workouts required, but much snuggLing will be needed. Don’t underestimate its small size; the Shih Tzu is an excellent guard dog. They are naturally very loving, so they are protecting their masters too. The Shih Tzu can adjust to every lifestyle so they will feel at home, whether you live in a large or small area.