Therapy dog breeds

Some breeds are innately calm, clever, & ready to help. Pets benefit humans, according to numerous research. 

When we're overwhelmed, they calm us. Pet ownership improves mental health for 74% of owners, according to the Washington-based Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI).

Labrador Retrievers are intelligent, amiable, gregarious dogs that love a work. They're trainable & friendly. They prefer to sit still, yet they enjoy playing games when allowed. 


Golden Retrievers, another gun dog breed, adore people & cuddles. (& food!) Despite their size, they're considerate of the vulnerable & have large, soppy smiles.

Golden Retriever

Poodles were also gundogs! Their robust, waterproof coat was bred in Germany to retrieve ducks. They're friendly, smart, & non-shedders, so allergy sufferers can safely interact with them.


The adorable Bichon Frise is a popular therapy dog. They're friendly, don't shed, & play without being crazy. Their lengthy coats are also quite touchable.


The American Kennel Club calls the Cavalier "one of dogdom's noblemen," & we agree! Cavaliers love people, especially children!

Cavalier King Charles

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