The poodle is a very intelligent, adaptable dog breed, good for everyone, and especially great for seniors. They are loyal, faithful, and obedient. They love attention as well, which is why they make good show dogs too. Plus the fact that they have a hypoallergenic coat which is perfect for seniors with allergies. Just note that there are several types of poodles, but they belong to 3 basic categories. The Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle. The Standard Poodle is the best for families. Miniature Poodles don’t really take to kids, they are kind of high strung. But seniors who live without kids around can have any poodle as a companion.