Do Corgis Make Good Service Dogs?

Do Corgis Make Good Service Dogs?

When you think of a Corgi, what comes to mind? You may recognize them as an internet meme, but beyond that, corgis make good service dogs. 

A service animal is any animal that is trained to help people perform specific tasks. You may be surprised to learn this, but this animal can be horses, cats, monkeys, pigs, and several others. However, as you may already know, the most popular service animal is the dog. Dogs truly are a man’s best friend! For some people, these fluffy creatures are more than a companion; they’re a necessary part of everyday life. 

So, what constitutes a good service dog? Let’s discuss below. 



Defining Service Dogs

These special dogs help people with disabilities live more independent lives. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines these dogs as, “...a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.” The ADA states that a “disability” is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including people with a history of such impairment, as well as individuals perceived by others as having such an impairment. 

A service dog has the training to take a particular action whenever it’s required to assist people with disabilities. The task the dog can perform will always pertain to their owner’s impairment. Fortunately, there are several types of service dogs who are more than willing to help their owners reclaim or discover their independence!



Types of Service Dogs

You’re probably already familiar with guide dogs, which help the blind and visually impaired navigate their environments; this is arguably the most popular type of service dog, since the media portrays them the most. However, did you know that there are also hearing dogs, mobility dogs, medical alert dogs, among others?

Hearing dogs can help the deaf and hard-of-hearing catch important sounds. Mobility dogs help people with wheelchairs, walking devic