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What is the best breed of dog for an autistic child?

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More and more studies are showing that having a dog can be extremely beneficial for kids with autism. One study showed that 94% of families who had a child with autism and a dog reported that the child had bonded to their dog. read more

The best dog breeds for autistic children tend to be Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers or a mix of the two. These dogs tend to be friendly, loyal, understanding, patient and people-oriented. Adding a dog to your family, can transform your autistic child's life, making him more cooperative, social and self-confident. read more

While there is no one perfect answer, researchers say that there are a few things to consider. read more

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