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10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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After winning the crown at the 2008 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, one of the world's most prestigious dog competitions, Uno the beagle decided to be more than just a handsome face; he completed training to become a certified therapy dog. After hobnobbing with former President George W. Bush and marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Uno now spends time visiting people in hospitals, schools and nursing homes to brighten up their days.

Uno isn't the only beagle to learn the skills needed to help others; rather, as a breed, beagles make excellent therapy dogs. Because they enjoy being around other dogs and new people, beagles are perfectly suited to be therapy dogs. Their friendly and curious nature helps them interact well with children and adults alike.

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