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6 Dog Breeds Just Perfect for Older Adults

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  1. Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is quite small and light, weighing around 7-12 pounds. This breed is recommended for seniors as it is loyal, playful, and caring. Plus, Bichon Frise dogs are quite friendly, so owners can be sure that visitors will not be chased away by these dogs (unless that’s what they want!).


Bichon Frise dogs have beautiful white coats, which means they require frequent grooming and bathing. The silver lining is that they don’t shed as much as other small dogs, which is perfect for older adults with allergies.


If you’ve ever seen a Bichon Frise, you know they are full of energy, which means they might need some extra exercise compared to other small dogs. But no longer than half an hour a day. Bichon Frises like to be taken on walks and to play with their human friends. What better way for seniors to stay active than playing with a Bichon Frise?


This breed can be easily trained but it’s important to do it from the early stages, as it can become quite anxious and sad when separated from its owner.

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