Greyhounds were bred for their speed and they are often used for racing as they can run 40 miles per hour. While they are fast dogs, they make excellent pets, surprisingly, as they are very gentle and loving thus making them perfect not only for families with younger kids but also senior people. If not running around, they love to laze around the house and are known to be cuddly couch potatoes. They also have a calm comportment and they are never known to bite their human owners out of aggression.
One of the smallest breeds of dogs, Chihuahua makes excellent dogs for seniors. They are very lively and have a lovable personality even if they only weigh 5 pounds. The best thing about owning a Chihuahua is that they are great watchdogs and they require less grooming and minimal exercise. Once they warm up to you, they can become very loyal to their owners but to the point of being aggressive towards other people. They are energetic companions thus making them perfect for seniors who live a fairly active lifestyle.
Yorkshire Terrier is a toy dog breed that is famous for its personality and size. Also called “Yorkies”, they are characterized by only weighing around 7 pounds and for their silky coat. They have a longer lifespan, with some reaching to their 20s. Aside from their small size, they are suitable for seniors because of their affectionate behavior and intelligence. They can be easily trained to perform different kinds of tasks and they also love attention and exercise thus making them perfect for seniors who also need to follow active lifestyles.