11 best dogs for emotional support

1. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are easy to train, smart, and gentle. They are also known for being friendly and make great companions, especially for people who love the outdoors. Their desire to please keeps them focused on other people, and their steady, calm nature makes them a rock you can always count on.

2. Yorkshire Terrier

Even though Yorkshire Terriers are small, they have big hearts. They'll curl up on your lap and love all the attention you give them. They will also show you lots of love and pick up on your moods quickly. Because they are small, you can also take them with you when you travel. 

3. Corgi

If you want a dog to help you feel better, it's important that they can understand what you're saying with your face. In this way, Corgis are the best because they are always aware of what's going on around them and can help with a number of mental illnesses. 

4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are known as "love sponges" because they are some of the most loving dogs on the planet. They were originally bred to be comforting and friendly. They're great for anyone who finds comfort in a big hug, but they're especially good for helping people with PTSD and depression.

5. Golden Retriever

Some people like bigger dogs because they make them feel safer and more secure. That will definitely be the case if you have a Golden Retriever with you, a dog that can sense your moods well and give you a lot of comfort by lying down next to you. They are loyal, friendly, and fun, and they can help people who are sad. 

6. Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are another small breed that has been shown to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and autism. They are small enough to take on an aeroplane and bond closely with their owners, so they need to meet other people and animals as soon as possible.

7. Irish Wolfhound

Even though they are big and look scary, Irish Wolfhounds are not scary dogs at all. They can live in colder places and are known as the Gentle Giant because they are patient, kind, and sensitive to other people's feelings. Their life span is the biggest problem. They only live between six and 10 years.

8. Border Collie

Border Collies are herding dogs and are very active, so if you want an emotional support dog that will give you a lot of exercise, this is a good choice. They are also very smart dogs who are very good at reading people. You'll find that they are very flexible and can think on their feet. 

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