The 15 Recommended Dog Breeds for People with Anxiety

3. Golden retriever

Golden retriever

It’s next to impossible to feel anything but joy when you gaze into the smiling face of the golden retriever. Goldens are one of America’s most popular breeds because of their easygoing natures and calm temperaments. Loyal, family-friendly, intelligent, kind, and loving, this is an all-around great pick for any person, anxiety or no.

4. Maltese

White maltese dog lies on carpet and looking ahead

Lapdogs like the Maltese love to be petted. This small breed is described as gentle, playful, and charming, making it the best choice for anyone looking for a small and affectionate companion to help inspire good feelings. Let him curl up with you on the couch and feel the tension melt away.

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