Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds

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Emotional support dog breeds come in all shapes and sizes. And even though most pups can offer support, certain breeds are hard-wired with traits that make them especially fit for the role.

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Whether you’re looking for a protective pup, a fluffy cuddle buddy, or a goofy dog to help cheer you up when you’re down, these breeds will provide you with extra emotional support.

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are even-tempered, gentle, and friendly. They’re hard-wired with a strong desire to please their owners, which makes them easy to train.


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Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are loyal, friendly, and have a patient demeanor. They are one of the most popular dog breeds because of their gentle nature, which means they do well with all ages and family sizes. 


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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best-behaved dog breeds. Their temperament is sweet, affectionate, and playful.

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It’s no wonder that the former Queen of England loved Corgis so much. These small dogs are an easy-going, happy, and playful breed. Just watching them run around on their short little legs and play can bring joy to anyone.

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Standard Poodle

Standard Poodles are one of the smartest breeds of dogs and can pick up on their owner’s feelings quite easily. 

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