Meet the 7 best dog breeds for seniors.

Small and engaging, the German spitz rewards tons of play time from its owner. This dog may be trained to bark when a stranger approaches, something seniors may enjoy.

Smart, adventurous, and family-oriented, the Cesky terrier is ideal for busy seniors. Although terriers are known for their digging and noisy toys, this breed is rather calm.

The Irish Glen of Imaal terrier is tiny, active, and energetic, yet they don't exhaust their owners with running and barking. 

Lowchen, meaning small lion, is a 15-pound cuddling charmer. Bravery contributes to the name. Traditional grooming involves trimming the tail and hindquarters close to the skin.

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Famous as the "monkey dog," the affenpinscher is tiny, lively, and movable. Their tiny size suits a small house, apartment, or retirement community.

Ferrets should be locked up, especially if a Norfolk terrier is home. This loving dog hunts more than it cuddles. It may exercise on a leash or in a backyard.

This recipe makes a fragrant, herby, savory sweet potato dish. 

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