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What makes a breed good for seniors? What is a good dog for seniors?

Calm, low-maintenance, obedient, intelligent, low-energy, quiet, non-shedding...there are tons of traits people might be looking for in a dog that’s good for seniors. Breeds that are more vocal, more stubborn, larger breeds, and dogs with high energy levels may be unsuitable for older dog-lovers out there.

What are some of the 30 best dog breeds for seniors and retirees?

Some of the best dog breeds for seniors include Shih Tzus, Pugs, Maltese, Boston Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, smaller Doodle breeds like Maltipoos, Cockapoos and Cavapoos, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Bichon Frise, French Bulldogs, Pomeranians, smaller Poodles, and many more!

Are Doodles good companion dogs for seniors? Are they some of the best large dog breeds for seniors?

Doodles are a group of different hybrid breeds created by crossing Poodles with different breeds. Smaller Doodle breeds like the Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle), Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle), Maltipoo (Maltese + Poodle) and Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier + Poodle) all make great pets for seniors.

Are French Bulldogs some of the best dogs for older people?

French Bulldogs are a top choice for seniors (and families in general). These goofy, adorable little guys and girls are perfectly at home relaxing on the couch and cuddling for most of the day. With minimal exercise to stave off weight gain, your Frenchie will become your new best friend in no time flat.

Are Pugs the best dog for seniors?

The Pug is a lazy guy who wants nothing more than to snuggle with you. Pugs are a great choice for seniors because they’re small and require less exercise than many other breeds. Their signature squashed, goofy face makes Pugs one of the most popular breeds at Uptown (for good reason).

What about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels makes them one of best dog breed for seniors?

If you’re looking for a great senior-friendly pup, look no further than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Although their name is a mouthful, these dogs definitely aren’t a handful—Cavaliers are relaxed, friendly dogs who love spending quiet time with their owners. Plus, that silky-smooth coat is just begging to be petted.

How does Uptown Puppies work for finding the best dog for old people?

Finding your dream dog is easy when you use Uptown Puppies. Once you’ve searched our network’s huge selection of upcoming and current litters, you’ll be connected with the right breeder. Your breeder will keep you updated on milestones in your pup’s life, all the way until it’s time to meet your new pal!

What makes Uptown different when looking for the best small dogs for seniors?

There are so many options out there for finding puppies online—independent breeders, puppy finder sites, classified ads—but knowing which ones to trust is an issue. We’ve created a network that connects ethical, trustworthy breeders and businesses with dog lovers like you. That means no puppy mills and no scams, period.

Are there any litters available now?

There are so many puppies available right now that it’ll make your head spin. The only “bad” news is that these pups are in super high demand—it’s totally normal for a newly available litter to be fully adopted within days or hours. If you see the perfect puppy, act fast before someone else does!

How do I get my puppy? What is the best dog for older people?

Breeders and businesses in our network offer several different ways to get your puppy from A to B. The most common method chosen by families is air travel, where your breeder will arrange a flight for your puppy. This means you can pick up your pooch from your most conveniently located major airport (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

How do you vet breeders?

Vetting breeders is perhaps the most important job that we do at Uptown. There’s a big lack of trust in online puppy sellers at the moment, and that’s because it’s so easy for scammers and puppy mills to pop up in search results. All breeders who join our network must sign our binding Breeder Pledge and uphold our No Puppy Mill Promise.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

Ethical breeders raise healthy puppies. All businesses and breeders in our network provide full, nose-to-tail vet checks for their pups before you meet them. These evaluations thoroughly ensure the health of your puppy’s ears, eyes, teeth, nose, mouth, fur, skin, and their respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.