Study Shows That Deaf and Blind Dogs Can Make Great Companions

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A great essay from the Parade magazine website offers an interesting perspective on disabled dogs. Author Michelle C. Hollow writes about her own experiences with blind and deaf dogs, and then cites research that supports her contention that there’s no reason to believe that these disabilities make the dogs more aggressive or difficult to bond with:

The good news is that the results of the study show that dogs with vision and hearing impairments can make good pets. In fact, the dogs with normal vision and hearing were rated as more aggressive and more excitable than those with vision and hearing impairments.

These are important findings, as they may make it easier for blind and deaf dogs in shelters to be rehomed.

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