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10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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Corgis are a favorite of England's Queen Elizabeth II. Her father, King George VI, brought home a corgi named Dookie in 1933, and a second corgi, Jane, was introduced to the family shortly thereafter. Jane had two more royal puppies named Crackers and Carol. On the occasion of her18th birthday, the Queen was given a corgi named Susan who bred many more royal pooches. The Queen now owns four corgis: Monty, Linnet, Willow and Holly.

Corgis aren't just for royalty; they make excellent therapy dogs. A member of the herding group, the corgi is an even-tempered and affectionate breed. These short and sturdy dogs are known for both their obedience and friendly attitudes. Originally bred to be herders on farms, Corgis make excellent companion dogs for people in nursing homes or with disabilities.

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