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The Best Therapy Dogs? Check Out These 7 Breeds

by AAA T.L.C., on Oct 19, 2020 11:20:18 AM

7 Breeds for Therapy Dogs

Sometimes a canine companion can be the best healing agent of all. Generally, any breed of dog can work wonders, but a few special breeds are recommended as best for specific conditions.

Airedale Terriers can be great dogs for those with heart conditions because they are so eager to go on long walks in the park and elsewhere. Without exercise, they can become visibly anxious, therefore motivating their owners to get the low-impact work out they may very well need.

Bullmastiffs can be helpful to those with limited mobility, including patients with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. Despite their size, they do not need much exercise. They are gentle animals and loyal to their owners. They can be great pets when there are in-home care givers in the house.

Greyhounds can be a great fit for insomniacs. They possess a quiet temperament and do not bark. Despite their size, they generally stay very relaxed in the home, and they bond deeply with their human masters.

Labrador Retrievers are often used as seeing-eye dogs for those who are blind or nearly blind. Very intelligent, they are easily trained and retain what they are taught. Labs are also very gentle, and have a very strong desire to please their masters. Their loving nature and even temperament enable them to calmly meet new people and situations.

Pomeranians are perfect as companions for seniors confined to their homes. These dogs need little exercise, they are subservient, and they are very loyal, affectionate and lovable. They are another breed that can be perfect when there are in home health care givers present.

Standard Poodles, with their hypoallergenic coats and little shedding, are obvious choices for those who suffer from allergies. They are also good-natured and love the company of humans.

Saint Bernards love the companionship of children, and can therefore be perfect when paired with hospitalized young folks. Patient, loving, obedient and protective, they can always be trusted with kids of any age.


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