Having the responsibility of a pet can be difficult if you already have a lot going on in your world. However, studies show that pets, dogs specifically, can reduce stress and lower blood pressure. The key is finding the breed that is right for you!
Chihuahuas – Although these dogs don’t typically weigh more than six pounds, they do have a ton of personality. They don’t shed often, and training from early on helps to keep good habits. Like most dogs, they constantly need to be active to stay fit and happy. Luckily, indoor playtime usually does the job so no need to worry about dog parks or going outdoors. Typically, they can live 14 to 16 years.
Yorkies – This breed is super affectionate, energetic and friendly. They are also hypoallergenic, which is a plus whether you let their coats grow or keep them trimmed. Having short walks each day will keep these dogs content; they can live up to 15 years.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – These dogs are known to be gentle and laidback, and easily adaptable to their owner’s lifestyle. As with most dogs, a daily stroll is enough to keep these spaniels active. And because daily walks are known to help relieve stress, you’ll be satisfied too!
Shiba Inu – This Japanese breed is extremely attentive to their owners, weighing anywhere from 17-23 pounds. Because they are medium sized, they require more exercise than smaller dogs such as Chihuahuas and yorkies. These dogs are perfect for introverts because they can be reserved around strangers, although they love to show affection to their owners.
Golden Retriever – The top choice of dogs when it comes to service and therapy dogs, this dog is described as a ray of sunshine in animal form. Building trust and routine with these dogs is important when training them from the beginning, which can alleviate anxiety for the owners.
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