Emotional Support Dog Breeds

There are many emotional support dog breeds that you could choose from when it comes to selecting the right canine to be your ESA. Whether you are a fan of small dogs, big ones, fluffy ones, or hairless ones, there any many breeds that you could get depending on your needs. And this is the problem that people often face; there are too many breeds so making a decision can be challenging. The truth is; any dog can make a good emotional support animal, it just needs to have good social skills and not have any behavioral issues. This is because dogs used for the purpose of emotional support don’t require any type of formal training as they’re there to provide companionship. Regardless of where you are, be it California or Maine or anything in between you can get your perfect companion, as long as you get the animal certified then you’ll be fine and that can be done online right now with us here. So, which dog should you choose? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular breeds and why they are often chosen to be an ESA.


Also one of the most popular types of dogs in general, the Labrador is a very loyal and obedient breed. They’re smart, respectful, and can be very safe to have around children. They are also among the happiest breeds that exist, so these dogs are very popular among people who have depression. These are great family pets, and they also love being in their owner’s company.


One of the smallest dog breeds in the World, the Chihuahua is a great companion animal if you like small pets which require minimal maintenance. Because of their size, they’re also incredibly easy to transport and take with you to different places. These dogs love to be around their owners and are virtually the epitome of a lap dog.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

While the King Charles does require a bit of grooming and they are quite prone to heart problems, they love to cuddle. If you want an ESA that you can snuggle with and truly feel companionship and affection from, then this breed could be for you.


This may surprise you, but the Poodle is a very affectionate breed and loves being around their owners. They’re also hypoallergenic and have an above-average life span. The downside is that due to their trademark fur, they require a lot of grooming as their hair never seems to stop growing.

Golden Retriever

Another great family dog which is also very obedient and kind-hearted, the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds. And they shed. A lot. They are also very active and require exercise, so be prepared to have to regularly take them for walks and play with them.


These dogs are basically considered royalty and the British Monarchy has had them as pets for almost 100 years now. The Corgi are well-behaved, affectionate, and known to be obedient and friendly. These make great companion animals, and they also like being in their owner’s company too.


If you haven’t heard of this breed before, don’t worry. You may have seen one, though, it’s just the name is uncommon and not spoken about too much. If you want an ESA that loves to be around you, then look no further than the Vizsla. This breed is nicknamed “The Velcro Dog’” because they’re obsessed with being around their owners and can’t be without them.

Once you have chosen a breed that you think will be right for you and found one to get, then it’s just a simple and straight forward process  to get your new friend documented. For an explanation on how this can be done and help doing so you can click Here and learn about ESA letters. Alternatively if you have not found your future companion then we can help sort that out. Choosing the right dog that is good for you can be a challenge but we can help you see what dogs are for sale in your area or help you find the perfect partner.

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