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Top 10 service dogs

Monday June 28th, 2010

Dogs are amazing creatures, capable of so much more than many of us realize — they help ordinary people in extraordinary ways. Read on to learn more about 10 wonderful types of service dogs.

Be sure to read: Service Dogs: To pet or not to pet?

Have you had encounters with these or other types of service dogs? Post a comment and share your experience.

1. Police dogs

2. Fire Dogs

Popular breeds: Dalmatian

3. Search & Rescue Dogs

4. U.S. Customs & Border Protection Dogs

5. Guide & Hearing Dogs

6. Therapy Dogs

Popular breeds: Various

7. Seizure Alert Dogs

Popular breeds: Golden Retriever, Setter mixes, Samoyed crosses, Border Collie crosses, German Shepherd

Informational websites: Epilepsy Foundation

8. Physical Assistance Dogs

9. Dogs for Diabetics

Popular breeds: Various

Informational websites: Dogs4Diabetics

10. Military Dogs

Popular breeds: Dutch & German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois

Additional working dog sites:

Service Dog Etiquette - Great guidelines for interacting with service dogs

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