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Top Dog Breeds For People Fighting Depression

Why Should You Get A Dog If You’re Fighting Depression?

Dogs bring comfort and unconditional love in your life. No matter if everyone in the world hates you, (which they don’t), your dog will always love you. Today I’ll show you the top dog breeds for people fighting depression.

What Kind Of Dog Should I Get?

Take into account that that dogs come in many different sizes, need different care, exercise and training.

Research dog breeds to find the right one for you.

These are just a few, any dog can help you get through the tough times.

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Top Dog Breeds For People Fighting Depression

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small Spaniel recognized by the AKC in the Toy group.

Lifespan:  9 – 14 years

Weight: 13–18 lbs

Height: 12–13 inches

Temperament: Playful, affectionate and fearless, these are wonderful companions for anyone struggling with depression or any family.

2. Pug

The pug is a dog originally from China, that has a very, um, distinctive face. With their trademark wrinkly short muzzle and curled tail, once you lay eyes on a pug, you know it’s a pug.

Lifespan: 12 – 15 years

Weight: 14–18 lbs

Height:  10-13 inches

Temperament: Charming, playful and stubborn, the Pug is very lovable and fun to live with as they don’t bark a lot and are playful little companions.

3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, commonly known as the ‘Staffy’ is a short-haired purebred.

Lifespan: 12 – 14 years

Weight: Female: 24–34 lbs, Male: 28–37 lbs

Height: Female: 13–15 inches, Male: 14–16 inches

Temperament: Fearless, bold and loving, the Staffy is a sweet companion that is very trainable and don’t need too much maintenance.

4. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a well-known retriever dog originating in Britain. With striking golden locks and an affectionate nature, what’s not to love?

Lifespan: 10 – 12 years

Weight: Female:  55–71 lbs, Male:  65–75 lbs

Height: Female: 20–22 inches, Male: 22–24 inches

Temperament: Intelligent, trustworthy and reliable, the Golden Retriever will love you until the end. They are playful but gentle and eager to please.

5. Standard Poodle

The Golden Retriever is a well-known retriever dog originating in Britain. With striking golden locks and an affectionate nature, what’s not to love?

Lifespan: 12 – 15 years

Weight: 45 – 70 lbs

Height: 18 – 24 inches

Temperament: Friendly, playful, and kind of timid, the poodle is a great for people fighting depression.

6. Labrador Retriever

The most popular dog in the U.S. is sweet, kind and loving. They enjoy swimming and have lots of stamina.

Lifespan: 10 – 12 years

Weight: From 55-79 lbs

Height: 22-24 inches

Temperament: Outgoing, intelligent and trusting, the Labrador Retriever is an agile, kind dog who’s eager-to-please.

7. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies are unbelievably cute, smart and loyal. They form strong bonds with their people.

Lifespan: 13 – 16 years

Weight: 4 to 7 lbs

Height: 8 to 9 inches

Temperament: Intelligent, bold and courageous, the Yorkie is a hypoallergenic furball that will make your day brighter- be warned, they can be short with small children.

A Message for People Fighting Depression

You are not alone. There are people who love you and care about you and you’re not the only one struggling. It will get better… There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.