We all know that a dog is the best friend of a man, but it’s high time to give it the title of “Senior’s companion.” Research shows that owning a dog lowers blood pressure, lowers stress levels, and makes you happier, all of which are very beneficial, particularly to the elderly’s health and well-being. Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. We’ve listed below 34 of the best dog breeds that make you an excellent elderly companion if you’re already scratching your head, trying to figure out which one suits the elderly in your life, or if you’re a senior yourself.
The Shih Tzu, also known as the “Lion Dog,” because they are loyal, friendly, and easy-going, is a small dog perfect for elderly people. It doesn’t require much exercise, but it’s going to need a lot of snuggling. Don’t underestimate its small size; a great guard dog is the Shih Tzu. By nature, they are very loving, which is why they are protective of their masters. The Shih Tzu can adapt to any lifestyle, so they will feel at home whether you live in a big or small place.