The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners Anything
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The Best Dogs for First-Time Owners

List Criteria: Favorite first dog breeds

List of the best dogs for newbie pet owners, as ranked by breed experts and experienced canine owners. If you’re ready to take the plunge and add a canine friend to the family, you want to be sure that you’re choosing the right breed. Some dogs are so energetic and high-maintenance that they need constant attention and tons of dog experience. As a first time dog owner, you want to choose a training-wheels dog that will be loyal, loving, and easy to take care of overall. So, what are the best dogs for first-time owners?This list covers dogs big and small, energetic and laid back, and all perfect for somebody new to the dog world.

 

When selecting a first dog, it’s important to consider the temperament, personality, and living style of both the dog and human being. Many dogs mirror the personality of their owner so it’s great to find a dog breed just like you.That way you can ensure that you and your dog not only get along, but become lifelong friends.

 

This list includes dogs of all sizes, which are the perfect loving introduction to the amazing, rewarding, full-time job of being a pet owner.

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