best dogs for anxiety: These pets aid anxious owners

At first glance, it might feel like a list of the best dogs for anxiety is just another gimmick, but a wide variety of studies have long shown that having a canine companion 

While a small amount of anxiety can be beneficial and protective, anxiety disorders are on the rise and are characterised by feelings of worry or fear that don't go away.  

Playing with a dog or petting one has been shown to elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which have a calming and relaxing effecting on the body 

They may be one of the smallest dogs in the world, but the charming Chihuahua has the largest love eyes when it comes to their special human and will usually follow them from room to room 

Sweet and obedient without being clingy or needy, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is one of the world’s most popular herding breeds despite its small size 

With big brown eyes that could melt butter and a gentle and loving personality that could crumble even the most hardened of hearts, 

The French Bulldog has a smiling face and positive personality that has these little hounds radiating sunshine wherever they go.  

Greyhounds are champion sprinters with lean bodies and a calm and dignified appearance. They’re quiet dogs that move gracefully and while they excel at athletics 

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