Numerous studies have shown that having a dog as a companion can benefit children with autism. Children will approach society more, and receive more social approaches from their companions than toys.
#1 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support, rescue and police work.
#2 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. Nowadays, Golden Retrievers are popular as disability assistance dog, therapy dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue participants.
#3 – Poodle
The Poodle whether in any version, standard, miniature or toy, they are smart dogs, easy to train and docile, always prefer to be with their owners. The Poodle can be considered hypoallergenic (though not completely allergen free), their hairs shed very little, and is also very recognizable, but Poodle’s coat also needs to be groomed regularly. They are also a great choice for dog lovers who are allergy sufferers.
#4 – Rough Collie
The Rough Collie, also known as the Long Collie or the Long-haired Collie, is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in United Kingdom (Scotland). The Rough Collie is an intelligent, gentle, devoted, easy to train, very loyal dog who rarely shows nervousness or aggression. The Rough Collie is suitable as a family dog and a great friend with children and other pets. However, The Rough Collie needs to be socialized early to avoid shyness.
#5 – Beagle
The Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. The Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, easygoing, curious and has the great qualities of a family dog. However, because of excessive friendliness, they are not a good guard dog. In addition, the Beagle is also easy to take care of and requires almost no grooming, but they also require exercise to avoid obesity.
#6 – Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of working dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.
#7 – Bull Terrier
The Bull Terrier is a robust, big-boned terrier breed originating in England. The Bull Terrier can be both independent and stubborn so early socialization is necessary to ensure that the dog gets along well with other pets. The Bull Terrier is a courageous, affectionate, cheerful dog, a children-loving dog and a great companion. In addition, a 2008 study in Germany also did not find that the Bull Terrier had any significant difference in temperament compared to the Golden Retrievers in studies of overall temperament.
#8 – Newfoundland
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, sociable, patient, rarely barking personality and Newfie is also considered a good dog for children.
#9 – Boxer
The Boxer is a medium to large breed of working dog originating from Germany. The Boxer has very short, thin coat that require very little grooming. The Boxer is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to household. The Boxer is an active, energetic, bright, playful, friendly, loyal dog. In addition, They have the patience to protect so they are considered great dogs with children.
#10 – Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. They are adapted to snow-covered mountains, and are used as dogs to protect cattle from wolves and other predators. The Great Pyrenees is an affectionate, confident, gentle, patient, calm dog and is considered good with autistic children. However, The Great Pyrenees can be slow to learn new commands, slow to obey and somewhat stubborn to train.