So what are the best therapy dog breeds for depression and anxiety? Dogs are really fantastic. They give unconditional love; they are the best friends ever. Do you have dogs? As for I have six dogs. Three Komondors and three wire-haired dachshunds. They are a big but wonderful pack, so we can say I am a dog fan. Dogs can calm you down when you are nervous, and can comfort you when you are depressed.

The effects of having a dog are priceless. They are hired for many fields, they work in elder people’s home, they can be therapy dogs, they can help in finding someone after a natural disaster, or the police hire them. It is always a very good feeling when you arrive home and they are waiting for you. No matter how long you were out, their happiness is always the same. Finally you have come home and you all can be together again. Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about his topic.

In order to create their list, Insider Monkey consulted sites like K9 Of Mine, Dogs Online, and Trial Join, and what the therapy dogs are for the sites were Bustle, Here Pup, and Daily Positive. After gathering the information they ranked the breeds by the number of being mentioned cross these sites. Those dogs that are good at treating both disorders got higher position on the list.

For now we have picked three breeds from Insider Monkey’s list: Newfoundlander, French bulldog, and Cocker spaniel. Newfoundlanders are big, relaxed dogs with peaceful and calm personality. They can swim very well, like ducks and you can feel safe when they are with you in the river. They are very intelligent, but they need to train them regularly. A French bulldog is a tiny dog comparing to the Newfoundlander. This breed can give you all of their love when speaking about depression. They need low maintenance, which makes easier to keep them. A Cocker spaniel is a very good choice if you search a small, but very intelligent and smart dog. As it is not big, you can take it everywhere you go.
For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about What are the best therapy dog breeds for depression and anxiety.


I am from Hungary, Europe. I graduated as a theologian, and social pedagogue.