10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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The majestic King Charles spaniel, named after King Charles II of Britain, was bred to be a loyal companion dog. For hundreds of years, paintings of aristocrats have featured depictions of King Charles Spaniels lounging on the laps of their noble owners.

These centuries of companionship have given the King Charles spaniel lots of practice in providing camaraderie and comfort. They love to interact with people and their warm temperament and obedient nature makes them the perfect therapy dog. Although King Charles Spaniels are excellent for people of all ages, they work particularly well with children. Due to their small size, King Charles Spaniels easily can visit children who are bedridden or wheelchair-bound. Their calm and friendly temperament also allows them to provide comfort to kids suffering from emotional problems or mental health issues.

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