Top 8 Dog Breeds for Seizures

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A seizure response dog is a canine that is specifically trained to help their owner before and after a seizure. These furific pups can get you a phone or your medications, turn on lights, and some other small tasks that are a big help. Even more pawtastic is that these pups are  able to let you know when you are about to have a seizure. Due to a chemical change in your body right before a seizure occurs, specific breeds are able to smell this change and alert you so that you can take proper precautions, like moving to a safe place, calling someone who can help, and removing any dangerous items that may be near you. While some breeds are better than others at this early alert system, dogs do need to be trained by a professional. Here's the top 8 dog breeds that are good for people with seizure disorders.

Golden Retriever

This pawesome pooch is sensitive and intelligent enough to be good at just about any type of job, and they are typically the first choice in any kind of service job. Because they are able to sense your feelings and needs, the Golden Retriever is the number one on this list. 

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a smart dog. These fur buddies are commonly used as police and military dogs because of how well they can sense and smell things. These pups are able to smell that chemical imbalance before a seizure and can alert you, as well as comfort you afterward.

Golden Shepherd

This designer dog is a combination of the Golden Retriever and the German Shepherd, which gives you the best of both breeds. With the sensitivity of the Retriever and the alertness of the Shepherd, you can rest assured that you will be warned of a seizure before it happens, and have your best pal to there through it.
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The Poodle is pawsibly the smartest pooch there is, and they are excellent at being a seizure response dog too. Even if they cannot tell you are going to have one beforehand, they can get your medication and a telephone afterward, and stay with you for comfort until help arrives.


Another cool mixed breed, the Goldendoodle is a mix of the Golden Retriever and Poodle. This breed has the ability to sense your seizure beforehand because they have the sensitive nose for this, as well as the intelligence to be able to go get you your phone or medication.


Another pawfect designer dog is the German Shepherd and Poodle mix. Combining these two is similar to the Goldendoodle, but they have an even better sense of smell than the Goldendoodle. These amazing pups will let you relax and not worry about whether you are going to have a seizure or not. 


Another clever dog breed, the Collie can learn just about anything quickly, and is a gentle and loyal pup as well. These excellent dogs make great seizure response dogs and can get you a blanket, phone, medicine, or whatefur else you need. They’ll sit with you as long as it takes for you to feel better.


You can get the best of both the Golden Retriever and Collie with the Gollie, and this means you will get both the seizure response and seizure alert skills in one. This furific new hybrid is a big and friendly pooch with a sweet disposition and keen senses, so they can learn whatever you need.