5 Best Service Dog Breeds For Those With Disabilities Or Medical Conditions

We choose to have dogs in our lives for many reasons. However, some people with disabilities or medical conditions actually need the assistance of intelligent and loving pups to get through their own daily routines.

Of course, these important dogs with very important jobs are what we call “service dogs.”

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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog is defined as a canine specifically trained to perform tasks for a disabled individual who would otherwise have trouble completing those tasks. This means that service dogs are not adopted as pets, but are there to help their human counterparts with their specific needs.

Although there are different service dogs who are trained to aid with specific disabilities, they’re still separate from therapy dogs and emotional support dogs. And even if service dogs can come in all shapes and sizes, they all must share some common traits — intelligence, calmness, and friendliness — and they must be willing and easy to train.

So without further ado, here are five of the best service dog breeds.

What do you think of these service dog breeds? Do you know another breed that would make a good service dog? Let us know in the comments below!