We all know that dogs are amazing family companions, some of the are amazing herders, hunters, protectors or even police and army dogs. But there are also group of dogs, that are great at helping people with depression, anxiety and other similar ilnesses.
These dogs are called therapy dogs or emotional support dogs. They calm us down, reducing stress level, provide companionship, lower blood pressure and adjust serotonine level. These dogs have to be keen to please, highly intelligent, not easily distracted, reliable and generaly good with people.
The best breeds for people with depression are Labrador and Golden retrievers, Pugs, Poodles, Border Collies, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dobermans and German Shepherds. For more information about these dogs, watch this video: