You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Over 65? These Are the 6 Most Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds, Experts Say

Best Life Logo By Abby Reinhard of Best Life | Slide 2 of 7: This sweet small breed was by far the most frequently recommended to Best Life by experts. Known for their loving and adaptable nature, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels make the perfect companion for seniors, according to Jacquelyn Kennedy, founder and CEO of PetDT."Their compact size and good genetics mean that they are easy to handle and train, even if the owner is a dog novice," Kennedy says. These pups are also good in small spaces, like apartments or bungalows, she adds.But this breed is not without its drawbacks, as they do require some grooming. And as Linda Simon, MVB, MRCVS, veterinary surgeon and veterinary consultant for FiveBarks, points out, they can also have some health complications, namely heart disease and chronic dental disease. "Ideally, owners should purchase from breeders who screen their breeding stock and only mate the healthiest individuals," Simon says.

1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This sweet small breed was by far the most frequently recommended to Best Life by experts. Known for their loving and adaptable nature, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels make the perfect companion for seniors, according to Jacquelyn Kennedy, founder and CEO of PetDT.

"Their compact size and good genetics mean that they are easy to handle and train, even if the owner is a dog novice," Kennedy says. These pups are also good in small spaces, like apartments or bungalows, she adds.

But this breed is not without its drawbacks, as they do require some grooming. And as Linda Simon, MVB, MRCVS, veterinary surgeon and veterinary consultant for FiveBarks, points out, they can also have some health complications, namely heart disease and chronic dental disease. "Ideally, owners should purchase from breeders who screen their breeding stock and only mate the healthiest individuals," Simon says.

© Provided by Best Life

More from Best Life

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon