10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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French bulldogs love to warm the laps of a human friend in need of some companionship. These non-confrontational, affectionate and even-tempered dogs were selectively bred from larger bulldogs to be used as lap pets. During the Industrial Revolution, the dogs were introduced to France and gained popularity among Americans who saw them there on the Grand Tour. In the late 1800s, they became known as French bulldogs.

French bulldogs are known for their muscular frames, heavy bone structures and smooth coats. They have short faces and bat-like ears. Due to their compact size and affable attitude, French bulldogs, also known as Frenchies, make excellent therapy dogs.

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