Top 10 Best Therapy Dog Breeds

Top 10 Best Therapy Dog Breeds

A therapy dog is a canine that is trained to provide comfort and affection to individuals in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, hospices, and other areas. Because all that’s required is an even temperament and a surplus of love and affection, many breeds make great therapy dogs. Here are our picks for Top 10 Therapy Dog Breeds.

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  1. PreacherJimC on October 9, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Just a question how about a Boston Terrier.

  2. Kathy Ford on October 9, 2019 at 2:48 am

    What about Shelties?

  3. crimson kiten on October 9, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Gsd`s are awesome.

  4. WoopU4Free on October 9, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Once this farce ended and the Golden was not on this list, it immediately nullified any credibility this channel had

  5. Mina Williams on October 9, 2019 at 2:50 am

    King Charles Caviliar?

  6. JessBeautyJunkie on October 9, 2019 at 2:52 am

    For a channel called PetGuide – I don’t think you guys know the idiosyncrasies of different breeds, or what therapy dogs vs. service dogs (vs. emotional support dogs) actually are. First, you showed Greyhounds at #3, which I agree with, only you showed ZERO Greyhounds – you showed Whippets and an Italian Greyhound. All VERY distinct breeds, all VERY distinct characteristics. I own an Italian Greyhound, and she is NOTHING like standard Greyhounds or Whippets in temperament (and that’s neither good nor bad, just different). You did the same with the category of "poodle" – Standards have VERY different personalities and temperaments than Toys, and that makes a huge difference for a therapy dog – it’s not "they’re all the same, just different sizes." Secondly, you have to be kidding with no Golden Retriever. Honestly. Look up ANY children’s hospital therapy dog videos here on YouTube….more likely than not, there’ll be a Golden in it. Who compiled this list, good grief……………..

  7. Maria IAROSHENKO on October 9, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Omg I have a corgi and a cat and they are the best emotional supporters but my corgi is a Pembroke welsh corgi and my cat is a Siamese mix

  8. Jaden Kitsune on October 9, 2019 at 2:56 am

    This list isn’t complete without a Dachshund dog.

  9. Rylie Mckenzie on October 9, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I think any dog breed could be a therapy dog

  10. Reese Johnson on October 9, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Why no Golden retrievers?

  11. Teri Looney on October 9, 2019 at 2:58 am

    I don’t think you know what a therapy dog is!

  12. Wakaran on October 9, 2019 at 2:59 am

    When I think of German Shepherds I always think of my first dog. Had her since I was born. She was a therapy dog so when I developed Depression at a young age she was great.

  13. BrazenBlitz on October 9, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Best dog I have ever owned was a rottie. Thank you for including them in your list.

  14. Delores Emeagi on October 9, 2019 at 3:01 am


  15. Cristina Istrate on October 9, 2019 at 3:01 am

    I think the service dog should be the right dog for the owner. My blue heeler/border collie is perfect for my anxiety and keeping me grounded.

  16. Jess_ Paws on October 9, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Guys calm down, they cant get every dog breed in the list.

  17. Archi on October 9, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Forgot about samoyed

  18. vermont bandit on October 9, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Border collie are the best kind of collie

  19. sondrag2 on October 9, 2019 at 3:03 am

    NO. NOPE. german shepards hard to control,loud unpredicble,and biters. labs have major health issues,and can bit nippy.goldies are AWESOME…pugs are best,quiet,generally harmless,and slow..and like people..

  20. Ann FOXGOLD on October 9, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Unfortunately the United kingdom doesn’t believe in therapy dog for depression, PTSD or any other mental health problems. Making all of us, looking like fools for asking.
    British Raj strikes back.

  21. Madison McCormick on October 9, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Labradoodles (because they’re another great hypoallergenic breed) and golden retrievers should definitely be on this list

  22. KoffeeBeann on October 9, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Why labs? I hate labs

  23. :Ticci Blue: on October 9, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I need a therapy dog it will make me more happy because I like something to hug when I cry and feel hopeless and I like to touch something soft it helps me so much

  24. Slimey Spiral on October 9, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Rottweilers are the best!!!

  25. Fernando Aguilar on October 9, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Golden retrievers are by far the best qualified as number 1

  26. Ava Sullivan on October 9, 2019 at 3:14 am

    This video made me so happy seeing all these sweet dogs being all cute

  27. Thomas Savoca on October 9, 2019 at 3:15 am

    This sounds like a list for Emotional Support Dogs more than Therapy Dogs… How can they spell shepHERD wrong? And not list Goldens ? "poodles pick up on their owners anxieties" That’s an emotional support dog, not a therapy dog…. Very disappointed in this video…

  28. Raptormon OneThreeTwo on October 9, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I’m surprised that the Old English Sheepdog, and the Saint Bernard wasn’t on the list.

  29. Sumit Seth on October 9, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Golden retriever????

  30. FriendSnap on October 9, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Great I have a beagador beagle/Labrador mix

  31. Bruce Wilson on October 9, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Any dog can be good if raised properly. The golden retriever was an obvious omission from this list.

  32. Warrior 2418 on October 9, 2019 at 3:20 am

    What about Golden retrievers are they good therapy dogs.

  33. Kim Phan on October 9, 2019 at 3:21 am

    She only said "butt" once in this video!

  34. Tanaya k on October 9, 2019 at 3:22 am

    U said cardigan welsh corgi what about Pembroke welsh corgis?

  35. Natalie Kendel on October 9, 2019 at 3:28 am

    This narrator is so patronising.

  36. Rachel Perry on October 9, 2019 at 3:31 am

    you didn’t show any greyhounds when you were talking about them? you showed a few whippets and an italian greyhound, which are all sighthounds but significantly different from greyhounds

  37. XIV Words on October 9, 2019 at 3:31 am

    No boxer golden or collie

  38. Naomi aahh on October 9, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Pitbulls should be on this list. Nothing could make you feel safer then having one of those next to you with Anxiety. I had one as an ESA before Australia had a complete ban of pittys. Now i have a Bull Arab (Australian Hunting Breed) as my ESA.

  39. Tamy Smith on October 9, 2019 at 3:35 am

    German Shepherd because they are nice really nice

  40. Kristen Mahoney on October 9, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I work in therapy, and I can say that any dog can be a therapy dog. That being said, the two biggest omissions were the Golden Retriever and the Pitbull. Both are super friendly to people and I have seen more of them than any other dog breed in therapy organizations. Also, Whippets were shown in the greyhound section, there was not a single greyhound there. I also want to add that Beagles, Collies, German Shepherds and Labs will only be good therapy dogs if their owners are experienced dog handlers that understand how to socialize well and early in the dog’s development. Otherwise all four of these breeds become difficult to manage and in the case of German Shepherds, withdrawn from people outside their immediate family members.

  41. Nicole Moreno on October 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Bassett Hound? I think they would be similar to a Beagle in terms of temperament. My Bassett loves people is calm.

  42. line step on October 9, 2019 at 3:40 am

    y’all put the same dogs in all these lists. Does your bot not have access to more footage of other breeds?

  43. Avery on October 9, 2019 at 3:42 am

    1:19 the Cermats Cer-Mam only Jenna Marbles will understand

  44. Nyle Leo DiMarco on October 9, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Where is Newfoundland’s? I’m a show dog handler and have worked with newfies before they make perfect therapy dogs!!

  45. A B on October 9, 2019 at 3:44 am

    This list seems to strongly misunderstand ESA and therapy dog..

  46. Caci Gacha on October 9, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Awe some my dog is a Pomeranian cross with a pug

  47. Dustin VanderMost on October 9, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Almost all good therapy dogs come from lines of guard dog, hunting companion dog, or toy dog because of their especially emphasized traits and characteristics of companionship for centuries, indoor dogs are relatively new.

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