Top 10 Dog Breeds for Nurses

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Nurses are some of the most caring people in the world, trained to take care of the sick, infirm, or elderly when they are in a hospital. There are nearly 2.9 million registered nurses in the US. Of course, nurses need taking of too, and who better than to keep these fine men and women feeling the love than our best furry friends? Their loving and protective natures serve nurses well all around the country, and no matter what, these top breeds will be sure to win a place by a nurses side.


Chihuahuas are the world's smallest dog, but will also bring the most love into your home, especially if you have a busy work week. These little guys are loving and affectionate, and typically bond to one person easily, so prepare to get a cute little snuggle buddy when you're at home with this pooch.

Basset Hound

Basset Hounds have been bred to be hunting dogs. Although when they aren't hunting, they can be very gentle and attentive, which also helps them learn commands easily. These lazy pooches don't need much exercise and will be happy to curl up next to you after a long day of work.

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog has always been known as a companion dog and will show you how true this is after you bring them home. Small, alert, and snuggly, these cute French pups make great indoor buddies. They only require a short walk, but will love to lay on your lap, which isn't too bad thanks to their small size.
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The Maltese is a small, white, and fluffy little pup that resembles more of a cloud than a dog. With soft, pretty fur, these guys are super fun to pet and play with, especially since they are gentle and alert. Their small size also makes it easy for them to play indoors and don't need much exercise.

Shar Pei

Shar Peis are the more adorable version of bulldogs. They have short ears and legs, a chubby face, and lots of wrinkles to hug and pinch! On top of their cute appearence, they tend to be quite calm and tolerate being left alone for long hours while you're at work. They will be ready to give you attention once you're home!

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is dubbed the "American Gentlemen" due to its laid-back personality and quiet demeanor. These pups tend to be gentle, don't bark much, and are friendly around strangers. They remain calm when left alone and are adaptive to your living, meaning they will go out on long walks with you or lay back on the bed for a tv marathon.


Not many people would think a Greyhound would be good for nurses, thanks to their reputation with running and racing. These pups are actually really chill, and although would enjoy a nice walk outside, they are more like a cat and prefer curling up in an odd place to nap.


Whippets are a popular breed when it comes to therapy, thanks to their alert, intelligent, and sensitive personalities. They can sense when you had a hard or long day at work, and will lay by you and give you the attention you need from your pup once you're home. With some 20-minute walks outside, this pup is also easy to train and good indoors.

English Bulldog

Despite their history, these pups are very docile and friendly, eager to please their owners and listen well when trained early. They adapt well to living indoors and won't bark much when you're gone, but might take up most of the room on your bed or couch.


With big ears, long bodies, and wide eyes, the Dachshund is an adorable toy breed dog that loves to remain indoors. They don't require much energy and when they want to play can play indoors thanks to their small size. These little guys are playful and intelligent too, and will always try to stick by your side.