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Top 10 Dog Breeds For Emotional Support

Have you ever heard of emotional support dogs? You don’t? No worries. Just keep reading this post and who knows you might end up getting an emotional support dog for yourself. 

Since dogs give us their unconditional love and care, mental health professionals have acknowledged the emotions that we feel when we are near our furry friends. And thus, they have made the category of emotional support animals. In this list, they have mentioned all the dog breeds that provide support and comfort to their owners. Also, emotional support animals are different from service animals. So don’t get confused. 

#1 – Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a medium-sized dog breed and it is a perfect family dog. This breed originated from Canada & United Kingdom and is loved by all. The Labrador Retriever can easily adapt themselves to any kind of environment, easy to train, intelligent, human friendly, and playful. This dog breeds between 55 to 80 pounds and is often used as therapy dogs. 

#2 – Poodle

If you are allergic and a dog lover, Poodle should be your first choice. Why? Because this dog breed is hypoallergenic (not completely). But they won’t make you sneeze all day as they shed very little hair. Not to mention that the Poddle simply loves their owner and wants to be with them all the time. No matter whether you are getting a standard, miniature, or a toy Poodle, you will be happy.

#3 – Golden Retriever

Do you want to cuddle? Get a Golden retriever because this beautiful dog breed is a great cuddler and won’t let you feel alone ever. This dog breed originally originated in Scotland and is very smart, friendly, loving & eager to make friends. Not to mention that the Golden Retrievers are easy to please so you have to worry about that either.

#4 – Yorkshire Terrier

If you are planning to get one of the smallest dog breeds, Yorkshire Terrier should be your number one preference. Why? Because this amazingly adorable dog breed does not grow more than 7 pounds. The life expectancy of this dog breed is around 16 years and they believe in spreading smiles and laughter. That’s why they are ready to make everyone fall in love with them with their cuteness.

#5 – Beagle

Yes, we know Beagle is a small hunting dog. But they are still categorized under emotional support dog breeds. It’s simply because this dog is super friendly. So don’t ever let them guard the house because you don’t know who they might become friends with. (Wink-Wink)

#6 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you are looking for an adorable dog breed whose lifestyle can greatly depend on yours, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should be your choice. This dog breed is too cute to resist and their big eyes, long ears & expressive face makes them even adorable. The best thing about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is that they rarely bark and are super sweet.

#7 – Pomeranian

Pomeranian is named after Pomerania, a region in north-west Poland from where this dog breed originates. If there is one thing that you should know about Pomeranian it is that they love to be the center of attention. And if you don’t give them that, they can get pretty aggressive to prove themselves.  But this does not mean that they don’t love you. 

#8 – Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed and is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. This dog breed weighs around 6 pounds and does not require much grooming. This dog bred is not just charming but is also loyal, super friendly, and caring. Chihuahua can also guardhouse because they bark at almost everything that is strange.

#9 – Pembroke Welsh Corgi

This dog breed originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and can make you laugh almost all the time. The most interesting thing about The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is that they are playful, affectionate, intelligent, and easy-to-train. Not to mention that their extremely innocent appearance and short legs will make you fall in love with them.

#10 – French Bulldog

Even though French Bulldogs spend most of their time sleeping, they are very active when they are awake. This dog breed makes a good family dog because they are very friendly, cheerful, and always like to play. Also, French Bulldog does not need much exercise so you don’t have to worry about either.

Written by Ekta Singh

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