What dog breeds are used for service dogs?

Asked By: Madison Gleason
Date created: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 8:02 PM
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Let's meet five top service dog breeds right here.

  • German Shepherd Dog. We can't make a list of service dog breeds without including German Shepherd Dogs.
  • Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers were bred for sport but they're able to sit quietly too.
  • Golden Retriever.
  • Standard Poodle.
  • Pomeranian.
Answered By: Annalise Oberbrunner
Date created: Sun, Jan 17, 2021 10:05 PM

10 Best Service Dog Breeds

  • Labrador Retriever. Labrador retrievers are one of the most popular pet breeds, and they make fantastic service dogs too…
  • Golden Retriever
  • German Shepherd
  • Poodle
  • Boxer…
  • Great Dane
  • Border Collie…
  • Pomeranian.
Labradors, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds have been and remain our most common pure breeds on the programme. Historically the Golden Retriever crossed with the Labrador has produced the most successful guide dog of all, combining many of the great traits of both breeds.

A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders (such as post traumatic stress disorder), seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes.


Best Service Dog Breeds

  1. Labrador Retriever. Labrador retrievers are one of the most popular pet breeds, and they make fantastic service dogs too.
  2. Golden Retriever. Given their similarity to Labs, it shouldn't be surprising that golden retrievers also make excellent service dogs.
  3. German Shepherd.
  4. Poodle.
  5. Boxer.
  6. Great Dane.

While these dogs make excellent service dogs, other breeds have a lot to offer as well.

  • Poodle. Poodles are known for the ability to detect food allergens by detecting their scent.
  • German Shepherd.
  • Pomeranian.
  • Golden Retriever.
  • Collie.
No one knows for certain, but Dobermann is thought to have crossed many breeds to get the Doberman pinscher. Some of the breeds thought to be involved include the rottweiler, German pinscher, Great Dane, German shepherd dog, Manchester terrier, and English greyhound shorthaired shepherd.

All police dog breeds used in law enforcement

  • Airedale Terrier.
  • Akita.
  • Belgian Malinois.
  • Belgian Sheepdog.
  • Belgian Tervuren.
  • Bloodhound.
  • Bouvier des Flandres.
  • Boxer.
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