The Lowest Energy Dog Breeds To Get For Your Grandparent


That sleek shape may make the Whippet seem like it requires a lot of activity, but that's not true. They like playing in the yard for an hour or two each day.



A Bolognese may suit seniors seeking a low-maintenance dog. One of the lowest-maintenance canines. They also appear like stuffed animals and are loving and cuddly.



Long, silky "fancy" coats distinguish Shih Tzus, which were bred in Tibet. They weigh 10-15 pounds and stand 9-10 inches.

Shih Tzu


Chihuahuas, one of the smallest dog breeds, are ideal for apartments and condos. They weigh roughly five pounds, so anybody can train or manage them.



Another tiny breed is the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). Natural herding dogs are smart and need plenty of mental stimulation. Shelties thrive with active seniors who have time to walk them.

Shetland Sheepdog


Any Yorkshire Terrier owner will tell you a dozen reasons why "Yorkies" are the finest dog breed. They're small, hypoallergenic, clean, smart, and don't require much exercise.

Yorkshire Terrier


They may not have the nicest names, but these dogs are lovely! The breed excels in mouse hunting. Rat Terriers are great roommates for vermin-free homes.

Rat Terrier


Small, charming Pomeranians, nicknamed as "Pom-poms" for their fluffy look, are ideal lap dogs. Their lovely, friendly, playful, and clever personalities make them simple to teach.



Basset dogs are recognized for their droopy look and laid-back demeanor. Low-energy canines are terrific companions for elders who can't exercise.

Basset Hound

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