22. Golden Retriever
Yes, even the ever popular Golden Retriever is on the list for the worst dogs for retirees. You have to consider the needs of the breed to properly understand why this loving dog is on the list. You may have had Goldens all your life. And when you were young and had kids, they were the perfect choice! But they also got the attention of lots of people to meet their needs. What about when there aren't all those people around? These dogs need lots of exercise and attention, and now that you are retired, will you be able to provide that? That is really the question. If this is "your" breed, then you know they act like puppies for most of their lives, and although they'll always be loyal and good, they also deserve to be happy.