Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds

Labrador Retriever

Labs are the most loyal emotional support, therapy, and service dogs you can ever get. The joyous, bright, and naturally gentle Labrador Retriever is positively infectious and serves big, sloppy kisses in abundance, regardless of your mood.


If you require emotional support, this dog is your go-to canine partner. Vizslas are affectionate, happy dogs who will do anything to spend time with their owners outside and cuddle up next to them at night.


Pugs have the funniest temperaments with the most positive thinking minds. Their intuitions intertwine with their innate desire to make people feel better.

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon dog is alert, inquisitive, happy, devoted, and incredibly sensitive to people's emotions.

Cavalier King Charles’ Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles’ Spaniel-the dog that is so good at loyal companionship that it acquired its name after its owner!

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies have long provided psychological and emotional support, including lifting soldiers' spirits when they were engaged in trench warfare in World War 1.

Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers have patient attitudes and possess undisguised friendliness that makes them suitable for kids, adults, and people with health problems.


Chi’s have the grit and character and are the type of dogs that will spend all their time wishing you were there.

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds are outstandingly patient and so sensitive that they can attend to their human’s mood and make everything turn around.


You really can’t go wrong with this lightheaded, intelligent, and affectionate dog whose loving face and loyalty are enough to set the mood right.