15 of the Friendliest, Bravest, Most Loyal Dog Breeds for Seniors


Each dog breed has its own uniqueness. Some are playful, some are highly aggressive, and some cannot sit still without lending a helping paw. For our senior readers looking to adopt a puppy, there are the 15 friendliest dog breeds you should have no problem training.

1. Maltese

The Maltese may be small and unintimidating, but they’ve got a huge personality and are a total joy to be around. This breed isn’t high-maintenance, so you don’t have to physically keep up with the dog to keep him or her happy. Measuring up to 10 inches in length, it’s nearly impossible for a Maltese to knock a person down. 

2. Poodle


The playful, lovable poodle is often found skittering around the legs of older folks. They’re incredibly adorable and just as loyal. Their active, quirky behavior makes them a limitless source of entertainment for the old and young alike. Not only are they hilarious, poodles actually make great guard dogs. Their intelligence allows pet owners to train them quickly and without much trouble.