For some reason the Otterhound doesn’t get as much publicity, so you may not be familiar with this exquisite breed. But it’s such a great companion for seniors we had to introduce them to you.
If you’re pretty active during the day or want to become so, you’ll love an Otterhound because it’ll always be happy to go out for a stroll. It’s also very intelligent, loyal, independent, and loving, you’ll wonder how you lived your whole life without one by your side.
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.
Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers are one of the more popular breeds on our list, and its popularity is totally justified! It's full of personality and has a reputation for being mischievous at times. But that's only when you don't give them enough attention.
This breed of Terrier also makes for an excellent watchdog since it's usually are very alert. This breed would be happiest with seniors who are active and enjoy exercising.
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Another breed that originated from the United Kingdom is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, it was bred as a hunters assistant. Don't that let be offputting because its personality is golden! It's very affectionate, loyal, and very sociable.
In fact, Dandie Dinmont Terriers thrive on the attention! You will also admire its intelligence, which makes it easy to train.