Small in stature but big in personality, Maltese is the perfect breed for seniors. Their cute looks are easy and fun to maintain, which can keep a senior person busy without being a task that’s too difficult to accomplish.
They don’t require too much maintenance and certainly don’t require heavy-duty exercise.
Walking these dogs for 10-15 minutes every day is enough physical activity for the breed and all the more reason for a senior person to keep active.
Maltese are easy going, friendly and excellent companion dogs. They like to show affection and given that they grow up to 8 to 10 inches tall they won’t knock anyone over. At under 10 pounds they can do practically no harm when they start jumping around as they can’t physically push anyone.
Last but not least, these dogs are hypoallergenic and don’t shed compared to other small breeds, such as Pugs, for instance, making them one of the best breeds for seniors.