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What is the best dog for a boy with ADHD?

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My son has been diagnosed with ADHD. I've read that dogs can help child cope better with it. What is the best breed of dog to get?

asked Mar 13, 2013 in Your Health by mamairis (6,910 points)

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The best breeds are those that have a calming effect such as Labrador Retrievers and St. Bernards. They tend to be a little laid-back and you may want a more active dog. It's probably best to check out your local shelter and consider adopting an adult dog whose personality has already been assessed and who may be trained. A puppy may be a bit much to handle. Small breeds tend to be excitable and yappy. You must also be willing to assume  a lot of the responsibility for care of the dog.
answered Apr 10, 2013 by (36,420 points)