Loneliness tackled thanks to these 4 loving dog breeds

TOKYO - APRIL 03: A Pomeranian sits in a cart during the Asian International Dog Show at Tokyo Big Sight on April 3, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
TOKYO - APRIL 03: A Pomeranian sits in a cart during the Asian International Dog Show at Tokyo Big Sight on April 3, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images) /

Loneliness is a problem that affects many of us, even in a crowded room. But thanks to certain breeds of dog, you can actually combat those feelings.

Are you tired of feeling a sense of loneliness? Do you often feel isolated, even in social situations? We totally understand, but luckily for all of us there are dogs out there that can help alleviate these feelings.

In fact, according to Country Living, loneliness is a big problem for many people (especially in the UK where the average for feeling this way comes out to about a solid week per month). In fact, it seems that this is a problem that has been surveyed by scientific experts. And shockingly enough it is not just older people who find themselves feeling lonely, even many millennials are feeling this sense of social isolation.

That’s where dogs come in. And while all dogs and even pets in general can help us to feel less alone, there are actually quite a few breeds that seem to specifically help people tackle these feelings.

Dogs are amazing at connecting with their humans. But not just that, they can also help us connect with other people. And that makes our canine companions especially beneficial to combating feelings of loneliness.

As we already mentioned there are specific breeds of dog that help with our loneliness, and the reason for this is because while all pups will help in the long run, these dogs are actually considered “companionship” dogs. And of course, if you get a puppy and socialize them and train them the right way, most dogs can be great for companionship. However, it seems that these are some of the best dogs to tackle our feelings of isolation.

Shih Tzu

If you are looking for an outgoing, playful, and affectionate pup, look no further than the Shih Tzu. Here is a dog that is extremely friendly, not only with its family, but even with strangers. These dogs are known for being both mischievous and charming, while also preferring to spend their time lounging in your lap over digging up holes.

Lhasa Apso

When it comes to loving dogs, the Lhasa Apso is definitely an excellent choice when you have been dealing with loneliness. Known for their confidence, intelligence, and ability to be comical, these dogs are both sensitive and playful. They are loving with their family, but can be a bit stand-offish around strangers. And since they can handle apartment living, they are definitely a good choice for those of us who don’t have a house or large yard.

Miniature Poodle

Whether you go for a miniature or standard size poodle, you are getting a pup who is not only easy to train, but also rather friendly. And of course these dogs are extremely intelligent and proud, which is why we often see them at shows and winning competitions. But when it comes to helping people with loneliness, these dogs are true companions, and are loyal to their family.


If you are really looking for an affectionate pup, the Pomeranian is the perfect choice. While these dogs are inquisitive and lively, they are simply amazing companions. It is their vivacious personalities, as well as those smiling faces that make these dogs the perfect companions. And considering they are easily trained, you don’t have to worry about these perky pets who will love you and your family just as much as you love them.

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What other dogs do you think help combat loneliness? Do you find yourself connecting with pets more than people when you feel isolated? Tell us your thoughts on companion pets.