The Best Dog Breeds For First-time Owners

The Labrador retriever is a very well-known type of dog. Almost everyone has owned one or knows someone who has, and few people in the world have never heard of this dog.

1. Labrador Retriever

They are, after all, the most famous dog in the United States.

 Labrador Retriever

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is another good choice for people who are getting their first dog.

2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These little dogs love their families, even the little kids and other animals.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are easy to train because they want to please.

3. English Springer Spaniel

If you're worried about being able to train your first dog well, the English Springer Spaniel will put your mind at ease.

English Springer Spaniel

The boxer is a happy, active dog that is great for homes with young children.

4. Boxer

Even though they are friendly to strangers, they are also watchdogs who will let you know if something is wrong.


Consider the Papillon if you want something friendly and happy. Papillons are fluffy, small dogs with ears that look like wings.

5. Papillon

Even though they look fragile, these dogs are tough, active, and able to adapt.


Shih Tzus are another great choice for people who are getting their first dog.

6. Shih Tzu

These little dogs aren't just cute to look at; they are also playful and friendly.

Shih Tzu

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