It’s a fact of life—dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend. If you grew up with a family dog or have ever owned one, you understand the joy they can bring by playing fetch or just cuddling on the couch. Upping the ante, research has linked dog ownership to a whole host of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease.
But dogs can also be a handful. And if you’re over the age of 65, you may not be looking for a high-energy dog to keep the kids occupied or accompany you on a jog. Instead, you might want a furry friend who is a bit easier to look after, but will still provide that same level of comfort and affection. If this sounds like you, keep reading to find out which six breeds experts say are the most low-maintenance, and how they might fit in with your lifestyle.