Top 10 service dogs

Thursday October 30th, 2014

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.

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

1. Police dogs

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German Shepherd

2. Fire Dogs

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Popular breeds: Dalmatian

3. Search & Rescue Dogs

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Border Collie

4. U.S. Customs & Border Protection Dogs

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Labrador Retrievers

5. Guide & Hearing Dogs

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Golden Retriever

6. Therapy Dogs

Popular breeds: Various

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Labrador Retriever

7. Seizure Alert Dogs

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

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Informational websites: Epilepsy Foundation

8. Physical Assistance Dogs

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Labrador Retriever

9. Dogs for Diabetics

Popular breeds: Various

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Labrador Retriever

Informational websites: Dogs4Diabetics

10. Military Dogs

Popular breeds: Dutch & German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois

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Belgian Malinois

Additional working dog sites:

Service Dog Etiquette - Great guidelines for interacting with service dogs