With their huge ears and squat bodies, the Welsh Corgi Pembroke is nothing short of adorable. No wonder it’s the Queen of England’s favorite pet. In fact, she’s owned at least 30 of them.
Their great companions whether you live in a house or in an apartment Corgi’s will fit just fine. However, keep in mind that it likes to move around, so it’ll need plenty of exercise.
Havanese is another breed seniors would appreciate. It's small, playful, and sharp. And it only needs a moderate amount of exercise a day. Havanese just adore their owners, so you'll have one cute clingy pet at your legs.
Its abundant thick fur is fairly easy to maintain with regular brushing. Fun fact, Havanese is the national dog of Cuba!
Beagles are quite notorious for being noisy, but in fact, many senior care experts recommend this dog breed to them.
Beagles are very playful, which will keep their owners active, and will keep the grandkids entertained. You also won't have to constantly be sweeping up fur and it requires minimal grooming.
If you like to spend a lot of your free time outdoors, then the Skye Terrier may be the breed for you! You could spend time together at the park showing off its lovely bangs.
If you happen to a cat owner, this isn’t the dog for you, as Skye Terriers don't generally like cats. Otherwise, it's very dependable, sociable and makes for a great pet for people of all ages.
Schipperke is another dog breed that would make a fantastic pet for more active seniors. They have an average lifespan of 15 years and are very lively and playful.
These loveable dogs do however require that you devote some time to train them. But if you're a pensioner, you probably won't mind that at all. Since they grow to weigh around 12-18 lbs, they’re suitable for both a nice-sized apartment and a house.