The Best Senior Dog Breeds

Seniors can enjoy satisfying relationships with dogs, so don't let age stand in the way. 

Seniors should consider several factors before adopting or buying a dog. 

Lifestyle is perhaps the most important—how does your lifestyle compare to the breeds you like?

Many dogs need lots of exercise and outdoor time. In a fenced yard, some breeds can do this on their own, but most need frequent walks and fetch.

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Size and space matter. Should you have a toy or a huge breed in your home? 

To help seniors pick a dog, we gathered 50 breeds of all sizes and traits. Bichons believe huge things come in small packages.

These personality-filled little creatures stand around a foot tall at the shoulder. A Bichon is like a marshmallow or puffy jacket, so caressing or snuggling them is impossible to resist.

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