10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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In "Legally Blonde," the sassy Chihuahua Bruiser provides solace to the rejected Elle Woods after she's jilted by her boyfriend. Elle totes Bruiser around in a handbag while launching her comeback at Harvard Law School. The comfort that these energetic and tiny pups can share isn't just reserved for the silver screen.

The small size of the Chihuahua makes it an ideal therapy dog. They come in a variety of colors and can have either long or short coats. Because they are so tiny, they can easily be lifted into hospital beds. Chihuahuas are also alert, intelligent and confident pooches.

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