1. Shih Tzu
A Shih Tzu is ideal for seniors.This Chinese dog is a little smaller than the Lhasa Apso, also usually under 15 pounds, and they have long, silky hair like their cousins from Tibet. Most Shih Tzu owners will describe their dog as a lot more friendly than the Lhasa, although they are still willing to bark at strangers and are well-known as a watchdog.
They do not shed much, so they are another breed great for anyone prone to allergies. They need training and a daily walk but are usually happy with visitors and much friendlier towards kids.
Getting used to the face and underbite is easy for some, but not for others. (If you are adamant about finding a dog who does not snore, stay away from this little Chinese lion dog.) If you like them and are interested in getting a Shih Tzu, you need to look out for a trick knee, ear infections, and eye problems.
They live around 13 years, so almost as long as the Lhasa Apso, and they are also one of the longest living breeds of dogs.