Top 10 Tax Deductible Dog Breeds

Dogs can be a legitimate tax deduction when used for work or business purposes.

The top 10 working dog breeds are:

  1. Labrador Retriever – commonly used as service dogs and therapy dogs.
  2. German Shepherd – used for police, military, and guarding work places.
  3. Border Collie – commonly used for herding and controlling sheep.
  4. Belgian Malinoi – used for service work, police work, and search and rescue.
  5. Golden Retriever – talented retrievers and hunting companions.
  6. Great Pyrenees – sheep dog.
  7. Giant Schnauzer – trained for police work.
  8. Samoyed – bred to hunt, herd, pull sleds, and track prey.
  9. Siberian Husky – bred to pull the sleds of Siberian nomads.
  10. Bloodhound – used for hunting (their skilled noses allow them to trail deer and boar).

Although the purchase cost and training fees of working dogs are non-deductible, the vet bills and pet food are deductible.