Elderly people are almost like children and need a lot of care and love during this phase of life. It's the duty of others in the family to take good care of them and do something for them which would make them happy, keep them busy at the same time and prevent them from getting bored.

Adopting a pet can be a great idea as they can prove to be a good company and protection for the elderly. Here are the best dog breeds for all the grandpas and grandmoms.

1. Cocker Spaniel

Origin: USA

Size Type: Medium Sized Dog Breeds

Breed Group: Sporting dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 12 -15 years

Temperament: Outgoing, Social, Even Tempered, Trusting, Joyful, Merry

Height: Male - 14-16 inches (37-39 cm), Female - 14-14 inches (34-37 cm)

Weight: 7-14 kg

Colors: Black, Red, Tan, Silver, Brown, Tri-color, White & Buff

2. Pomeranian

Origin: Germany, Poland

Size Type: Small & Tiny dog breeds

Breed Group: Toy dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 12 -16 years

Temperament: Active, Playful, Intelligent, Sociable, Friendly, Extrovert

Height: 8 - 12 inches

Weight: 3 - 7 pounds

Colors: Black, Tan, Brown, White, Orange, Grey-shaded

3. Pug

Origin: China

Size Type: Small & Little & Tiny Dog Breeds

Breed Group: Toy dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 12 -15 years

Temperament: Playful, Stubborn, Attentive, Sociable, Clever, Charming, Docile, Quiet

Height: 25 - 28 cm

Weight: 6 - 8 kg

Colors: Fawn, Black, Apricot, Silver Fawn

4. Schnauzer

Origin: Germany

Size Type: Small dog breeds

Breed Group: Terrier dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 12 -15 years

Temperament: Intelligent, Alert, Friendly, Obedient, Fearless, Spirited

Height: Male - 12 to 14 in (30 to 36 cm), Female - 12 to 14 in (30 to 36 cm)

Weight: Male - 12 to 20 lb (5.4 to 9.1 kg), Female - 12 to 18 lb (5.4 to 8.2 kg)

Colors: Black, White, Black & Silver, Salt & Pepper

 5. Scottish Terrier

Origin: Scotland

Size Type: Small dog breeds

Breed Group: Terrier Dog Breeds (AKC)(UKC)

Life span: 12 - 15 years

Temperament: Alert, Quick, Independent, Self-assured, Playful, Feisty

Height: Male - 25-28 cm, Female - 25-28 cm

Weight: Male - 8.5-10 kg, Female - 8-9.9 kg

Colors: Brindle, Black, Wheaten

6. Shih Tzu

Origin: China

Size Type: Small dog breeds

Breed Group: Toy dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 10 -15 years

Temperament: Happy, Active, Playful, Gentle, Intelligent, Outgoing, Clever, Alert, Friendly, Independent, Courageous, Lively, Spunky

Height: Male - 20-28 cm  (7.9-11 in), Female - 20-28 cm  (7.9-11 in)

Weight: Male - 4-7.25 kilograms (8.8-16.0 lb), Female - 4-7.25 kilograms (8.8-16.0 lb)

Colors: Liver, Brindle, Black, Blue, White, Black & White, GOLD, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Liver & White

6. Yorkshire Terrier

Origin: England

Size Type: Small & Tiny dog breeds

Breed Group: Toy dog breeds (AKC)

Life span: 13-16 years

Temperament: Intelligent, Independent, Courageous, Confident, Bold

Height: 7.5-9 inches

Weight: 3.5-8 pounds

Colors: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Black & GOLD, Blue & Gold

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Author: Gaurav Kumar
Member since  September 2014
Gaurav hails from Kanpur and loves animals to the core. When not in his office, he likes to spend his time with his Golden Retriever Rocky and his tiny little squirrel that he has so aptly named Suriayya. He maintains the hygiene of his pets in an impeccable way. He never goes for a long drive without his furry friends and the trio enjoy the trip every time. He takes keen interest in the well being and training of pets and that makes him do research about their health and behavior issues which he likes to share with all the pet lovers through his blog.

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