Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is on practically everyone's list as a great support dog because of its rep as a "cuddlebug."


Pugs are extremely sociable and make great emotional support animals for almost any affliction.

Standard Poodle

These medium-sized, regal dogs are not just for show — they're smart, obedient, easy to train and are valued as a wonderful mental health companion.

Labrador Retriever

The lab is smart and obedient with a calm demeanor, which makes for a top-notch emotional support animal for any mental health issue.

Yorkshire Terrier

You'll see many Yorkies as service or support animals and there are several reasons as to why that is.

Border Collie

The border collie is a devoted, friendly companion that is easily trainable, affectionate and a people pleaser.


While their height makes them unsuited for some service dog jobs, Corgis were also bred for herding and make wonderful guide dogs.


The vizsla is a lesser-known breed in the U.S. but is gaining popularity as a companion pet and emotional support animal.

English Bulldog

The English bulldog is delightful emotional support companion that is perfect for apartment living

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