Top 10 Dog Breeds for Helping with Balance

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Dogs that help with balance are also called brace and mobility support dogs, and are generally found in those breeds large enough to be able to handle the job. For example, someone who has to use a wheelchair to get around will need help when moving from your wheelchair to the bed, chair, couch, or toilet. These pawesome pups can also be used for someone who has dizzy spells, or has an injury or handicap that makes it difficult for them to keep their balance. To be able to handle the weight of a full-grown adult, the dog must be large and muscular enough. These dogs are also trained to get you a phone, turn on lights, and retrieve medication or other objects as well. While any large breed can be trained for these tasks, we've chosen the top breeds that can help you with balance.

Labrador Retriever

These big, friendly pooches are furfect for this job since they are large enough and smart enough to learn what is needed, such as retrieving objects. They are muscular and have enough strength to support most adults, and their gentle demeanor is a comfort to anyone who needs them.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a family favorite and is also one of the best service dogs for all kinds of uses because of their sensitivity and tender loving care. This furific breed is also a fast learner and has a sweet disposition with an empathetic side, so they can sense your mood.

Golden Labrador

One of the newest hybrid dog breeds, the Golden Lab is a combination of the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever. With the intelligence of the Lab and the loving personality of the Golden, you get the best of both breeds. They have no problems learning anything you want to teach them, and enjoy your company too.
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Standard Poodle

The Poodle is the oldest breed of dog, and one of the most clever animals as well, with the ability to learn quickly and the energy to be constantly by your side as needed. They also love their humans and will do anything to make sure you are happy and safe.


The Labradoodle is the most popular hybrid dog breed, which is a combination of the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle. These curly pups may pawsibly be the most affectionate and intelligent poochies, and they can pick up on your moods, as well as being there for you to lean on.

German Shepherd

This bright and strong breed can be counted on to stick to you like glue, and has the strength and size to keep anyone on their feet. Quick to learn and loyal to their humans, the German Shepherd is one of the best for just about any service job, including military and police work.

Golden Shepherd

Having a combination of the Golden Retriever and German Shepherd gives you the best of both of these beautiful and smart pups. They are fast learners and will stay by your side all day long as needed. The Golden Shepherd is a great choice for a support dog.


Big and strong, as well as furiendly and gentle, the Rottweiler has the ability to pull heavy carts and herd cattle, so being your shoulder to lean on is a breeze for them. They are also incredibly loyal and will protect you and your family from anyone or anything that may harm you.


The Labrador Retriever mixed with the Rottweiler is a super smart and loving designer dog that can not only help you stand up, but can keep you safe from harm. They are large and strong, as well as patient and caring, so they are just about furfect for this job. 


The Shepadoodle is a combination of the German Shepherd and the Standard Poodle, so they are friendly, intelligent, sweet, and fun to be around, as well as sturdy and reliable. Not only will these curly canines help you balanced, but they can also help keep you smiling with their silly antics.