Dogs are some of the greatest companions a person can have. This is especially true during the extreme ages of life, meaning children and elderly people, the latter of which are very vulnerable and prone to feelings of loneliness and even depression.

Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the best accompanying dog breeds that can be considered to accompany those in the later years of their lives. While some are natural caretakers, others are quite pocket-friendly and don’t need much grooming. One thing is sure though – you’ll know what’s the best choice for you as you scroll down!

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15- Shih Tzu

  • TemperamentClever, Affectionate, Intelligent, Lively, Independent
  • Weight:  4 – 7.2 kg
  • Height: 20.3 – 27.9 cm
  • Life expectancy: 10 – 16 years

As adorable as they look, Shih Tzus are some of the most loyal and friendly dogs out there. They generally have a laid-back attitude and are perfectly fine with just lying down next to its owner for the entire day. While other dogs might require more of a workout, a Shih Tzu is a rather easy companion.

Getting a pet of this breed is not extremely expensive as the price for one ranges from $400 to $700. Despite all of the great characteristics, the only caveat would be that Shih Tzus require constant brushing. That said, it can be a great activity for the elderly owner!

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