Great Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a gentle, adaptable, and trainable breed. They are good with all ages and low-maintenance, needing regular grooming and moderate exercise.


The Boxer is an affectionate and protective breed, especially with children. They require minimal grooming and daily exercise.

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is an affectionate breed that loves to please. They make great house pets, but need daily exercise and grooming.


The Papillon is a small, friendly and happy toy dog. They are adaptable and can thrive in various living environments. They enjoy outdoor play but are also content indoors.


The Poodle is a highly intelligent breed, excelling in various dog sports. It comes in different sizes and adapts well to different living spaces. Its hypoallergenic coat needs regular grooming.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a friendly companion with a low exercise requirement. Their long coat can be kept in a manageable "puppy cut."

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Wheaten Terrier is a medium-sized, self-confident breed. They are active, good with children, and adapt to various environments. They have a single coat, minimal shedding, and require regular grooming.


Whippets are versatile house dogs, content with lounging indoors. They are friendly, quiet, and bond well with people. Good with children and visitors!

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are popular for their loyalty, affection, and trainability. Great with kids and strangers, they thrive in active households.