Top Mobility Assistance Dog Breeds

Top Mobility Assistance Dog Breeds

An estimated 3.6 million people over the age of 15 in the US use a wheelchair to assist with mobility and an additional 11.6 million use a device such as walkers, crutches, and canes to get around, according to DisabledWorld.com.

Our friend, the dog, has always been with us to help tend to our needs and he has certainly been of great assistance in his role as a Service Dog. In this role, the Mobility Assistance Dog increases the independence of a person who uses a wheelchair, has trouble standing, or walking. Let’s check out what he’s doing and which breeds are excelling at it.

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PTSD Service Dogs Top Service Dog Breeds for People with PTSD

PTSD Service Dogs Top Service Dog Breeds for People with PTSD

While many of us equate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with military service, according to the US National Institute of Health, at any given time 24.4 million people or approximately 8% of the US population have PTSD. To put that into perspective, that’s equal to the entire population of Texas. And, it can develop at any age, including childhood. Our canine companions are not new to helping us with our needs and have once again stepped up, helping us to cope with the feelings of fear and lack of control brought on by PTSD.

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Top 5 Service Dog Breeds Guiding the Blind

Top 5 Service Dog Breeds Guiding the Blind

According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 39 million people that are blind worldwide. Of that, an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of 15 are irreversibly blind. Throughout human history, when man had a need, there’s been a dog there to offer a solution. In many cases, guide dogs offer a life changing experience for the sightless among us.

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Top 5 Service Dog Breeds for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Top 5 Service Dog Breeds for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A 2013 study suggests that 1 in 45 children aged 3-17 have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and in 2014 the US Center for Disease Control estimated that 3.5 million Americans live with an ASD. Most likely due to better diagnosis techniques, the prevalence of ASD in US children increased nearly 120 percent over the 10-year span from 2000 to 2010. And, as always, man has turned to his best friend for assistance and the dog has unique qualities that make him great for new his role.

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Top 10 Police Dog Breeds Around the World Dogs 101

Top 10 Police Dog Breeds Around the World Dogs 101

We see him in action packed movies, and television dramas, guarding his companion and sniffing out buildings for substances. The Police dog is everywhere, whether we see him or not. Also referred to as a K-9 dog, the police dog helps police officers and law enforcement, sniffing out drugs or bombs, leading officers to missing people, and simply guarding his masters. While any dog could be trained to be a police service dog, there are common breeds that are more popular. While this is not an all-inclusive list, these breeds have special character traits that specifically qualify them for police work, each breed having his own unique abilities. Today, we present the Top 10 Best Police Dog Breeds.

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Most Popular Cute Small Dog Breeds Pugs Dogs 101

Most Popular Cute Small Dog Breeds Pugs Dogs 101

It’s easy to see why people love pugs. They’re social, quirky, intensely loyal, and incredibly cute — making this bug-eyed dog a popular dog breed around the world. Short, stout, smooshed faces making funny noises – what’s not to love? The Pug is a playful, confident, and friendly companion that is willing to please his human family. No real Pug fanatic can go without knowing some interesting Pug facts. Therefore, we have put together a list of 10 facts about this cute dog breed.

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