Toy breeds are more prone to injury and illness due to their size and inbreeding. They often have breathing, stomach, skin and bone and joint issues.
Famous Poms: Find out which celebrities own Pomeranians
One little breed has become popular with the stars and the list of celebrity Pomeranian owners is long and includes Gwen Stefani, Keanu Reeves and LeAnn Rimes.
Choose the right dog for your senior years
Adopting a dog in your old age is an excellent choice. Best dog breeds for seniors include Labrador retrievers, beagles, basset hounds and poodles.