17. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
A dog that is highly popular with British royalty, in particular with Queen Elizabeth II, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are small and affectionate dogs that have a fox-like appearance. While historically bred for herding, these dogs are excellent companions. Their small size makes them ideal for seniors. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is also known as one of the smartest herding dogs and are easily trained. Further, they are great for the active senior because they require regular exercise.