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7 Worst Dog Breeds For Seniors

Large and Energetic Breeds 

Their size and high energy levels may require more physical exertion and activity than some seniors can handle.


This breed is known for its high energy levels and requires consistent exercise and mental stimulation, which may be challenging for some seniors.

Border Collie

With their intense herding instincts and high energy levels, Border Collies may require extensive physical and mental exercise that can be difficult for some seniors to provide.

Jack Russell Terrier

These small dogs are known for their high energy levels, intelligence, and need for mental stimulation, which may be overwhelming for some seniors.

Siberian Husky

This breed has a strong prey drive, high energy levels, and a need for extensive exercise and mental stimulation, making them less suitable for some seniors.

Great Dane

Due to their large size, Great Danes may be physically challenging for seniors to handle, especially when it comes to activities such as walking or grooming.


While small in size, Chihuahuas can be high-strung and require consistent training and socialization, which may be difficult for some seniors to manage.

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