Friday, August 10, 2012

Best Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

When deciding which breed of dog is best for your child with autism there are three breeds you should look to:
  1. Labrador Retriever is used often with training autism dogs due to their even and friendly temperament and good nature personality.   This breed of dog is typically peaceful with other animals and very responsive to training.  However, some Labradors can be rambunctious and full of energy which makes for great care to be taken into consideration.  
  2. Golden Retriever is also a good choice for an autism dog.  They have a trustworthy and cheerful personality and bond easily to their people.  They have a warm kind bark when they greet you.  They also have a solid-build for children who have violent tendencies.  Golden Retrievers however require much exercise and need to be chosen carefully.  
  3. If you have a child who has many allergies, a Poodle may be a good choice. They love people and are hypoallergenic.  Poodles are also quick learners and eager to please.  The Poodle is the preferred dog for the Autism Service Dogs of America.    

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  1. If you have a similar story to flexpetz share about an autism dog, please send it to me and I will post it.