13. Shih Tzu.
Yes, they are known for their loud and recurrent barking, but then again what dog is not? The Shih Tzu is another smaller dog breed that is friendly, playful, and a great companion for many, including many older adults. While they are small, they do enjoy playing and being active, yet they will not drag you around the house or in the street if you take them on a walk. If you enjoy the lap dog to relax with at night, this is also your best bet. The Shih Tzu is a very affectionate breed that will definitely cuddle in your lap and make a great companion for when you need.