This is another unique dog breed for the older adult. Known for their obedience and size variation, the poodle is a great dog for any senior. The poodle generally is smart, playful, and a very proud dog breed type, which serves its purpose in the home. If you live in a single level home or in an apartment, the poodle is perfect for this residence and their ability to learn obedience makes this ideal for the older adult looking to keep things simple at home. Consider the poodle if you are looking for a good blend of energy and obedience and if you have grandchildren this breed is great with kids as well.