13. Cocker Spaniel
Cocker spaniels are a popular breed with seniors. With an even temperament, this medium-sized dog is happy, affectionate and loyal, making an ideal companion. Always quick to please, cocker spaniels are as happy running wild in a field as they are snuggled up on the sofa with the kids.
Both an intelligent and alert breed, cocker spaniels are the smallest gun dog. These dogs getting lonely easily, and quickly form attachments to one person, usually the person that feeds them. So if you have a lonely senior in your family, a cocker Spaniel could be the perfect pet.
Cocker spaniels do require some grooming as their long fur can get dirty and tangled easily. They are also energetic little things so be prepared to take this one out at least once a day!
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Height: 1 foot 2 inches to 1 foot 3 inches
Weight: 24 to 28 pounds