Labradors make great service animals and can perform a variety of services. Labs create strong bonds with their owners and love having a job to do. They are extremely intelligent and easy to train. Their natural retrieving instincts, stable temperament and friendly disposition make them ideal service dogs for individuals with mobility impairments and diabetes. Labs are also commonly used as guide and hearing service dogs.
Golden Retrievers are intelligent, obedient, friendly and easy to train. Their sweet and gentle nature makes them an ideal service dogs for individuals with mental disorders like PTSD, guide or hearing impaired, mobility impaired, and can help alert individuals with seizures. Golden Retrievers are strong enough to provide physical support to their handlers and can help pick up and carry heavier items.
German Shepherds are intelligent, easy to train, and form strong bonds with their owners. Their well mannered disposition makes them ideal service dogs for individuals with mobility impairments, guide or hearing impairments, seizures, and help with monitoring blood sugar levels. German Shepherds also provide great physical support to their handlers and can retrieve heavier items. It is important to note that German Shepherds are very protective of their owners, so it is imperative to make sure your service dog is properly trained to overcome this part of their temperament.
Poodles (standard size)
Poodles are intelligent, obedient, dependable, and easy to train. They are ideal for individuals with mobility impairments because of their love for retrieving objects. Their size may not allow them to provide much physical support to their handler but they are still strong enough to pick up and carry a variety of items. Their strong noses are also great at detecting allergens for individuals with life threatening allergies.
Border Collies are one of the smartest dog breeds and are easy to train. Their friendly, energetic disposition makes them ideal for individuals with seizures, PTSD and anxiety disorders.
Pomeranians are attententive and love having a job to do. They are great service dogs for the hearing impaired and people with medical conditions. Poms have the ability to recognize if their handler is having a medical emergency such as a heart attack, asthma attack, and if their blood sugar is dangerously low and be able to alert them.
Great Danes are commonly referred to as the gentle giants. Their strength and size are great for individuals with mobility impairments that need help standing and balancing. In addition, their calm and nurturing disposition provides great emotional support for individuals with mental disorders.
Greyhounds are affectionate, sensitive in nature, and love spending time with people. Their even tempered disposition and size makes them ideal companions for individuals with mobility impairments and PTSD.
Saint Bernards are naturally protective, patient and calm. Their sweet and cuddly disposition makes them ideal service dogs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Saint Bernanards are known for their even temperament and do well with children in need of a service animal.
Rottweilers are smart and easy to train. Their calm and gentle disposition make them ideal for individuals with mobility impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorders. When trained and socialized properly, these dogs make wonderful companions, especially for a person in need of a service dog.