25th November 2019


What kind of dog can be a service dog?

Traditional breeds for service dogs have been German Shepherds (GSD), Labradors, and Golden Retrievers. But nowadays the use of unusual breeds has exploded. Mastiffs are used for mobility work. Chihuahuas are used for diabetic or seizure alert dogs.

Similarly, what breed of dog is best for emotional support?

Top 10 Emotional Support Animal Dog Breeds
  • 1 Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers are happy and energetic and will encourage you to perk up even when you're not feeling too great.
  • 2 German Shepherd.
  • 3 Poodles.
  • 4 Yorkshire Terrier.
  • 5 Beagle.
  • 6 Corgie.
  • 7 Pug.
  • 8 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

What is the most common service dog?

Some of the most common breeds associated with service work are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs. However, other breeds like Standard Poodles, Papillons, Doberman Pinschers, Australian Shepherds, Boxers, Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies are gaining in popularity as service dogs.

Can I have a pitbull as a service dog?

Breed ?shouldn't? matter, but areas with breed specific legislation can pose obstacles for dogs that are stigmatized based on the way they look. Courtesy Jericho, a pit bull-looking dog, wears an official service animal vest. Because he is an official service dog.
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