5 dog breeds suitable for seniors

Dogs improve the quality of life. Staying with your dog will reduce anxiety and increase your activity level, giving you more vitality in your daily life.

Dogs are a great comfort, especially for seniors who have resigned from their careers, and for those who feel lonely more often in proportion to the increased time to operate freely. American health media ‘WebMD’ introduced dog breeds that are especially suitable for seniors.

◆ Poodle = The brain is flying and it is easy to train. It is also advantageous to have a friendly and soft heart, and a strong bond or loyalty to the dog owner. The amount of exercise required is not much, so taking a walk together every day is enough. However, in order to maintain its distinctive appearance, it is necessary to ‘care’ about once a month.

◆ Pembroke Welsh Corgi = An intelligent and energetic dog. He has a strong desire to please his dog owners. Basically, I like to get people’s attention. Although it is small, I enjoy being outdoors, so I have to go for a walk every day. Also, they bark a lot, so if you want to live together, you need to consider the type of housing.

◆ Pug = Likes to be indoors and gets along well with people. They are not very active and do not bark much. Being with the dog owner makes him happy, and he takes a long nap, so even seniors who live in apartments or move slowly can get along well. Instead, the wrinkles on the face should be straightened frequently to prevent foreign substances such as dust from getting caught.

◆ Labrador Retriever = large size. But his personality is docile. They are also very loyal, making it the perfect place to spend old age together. However, since it is a breed that requires a lot of exercise, it is necessary to fully consider the health condition and lifestyle to adopt a Labrador Retriever.

◆ Habanez = A small, fluffy dog ​​native to Cuba. He has a bright personality and likes to receive attention. They are often used as therapy dogs because they are intelligent and can quickly understand when trained. Not much exercise. It is good to spend time together and brush frequently.

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