Best Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

Golden Retrievers are best family dogs that are always eager to please. They are exceptionally good with children of all ages.

Golden Retriever

Bichons are easy-going dogs that are the best choice for families living in apartments.

Bichon Frise

Poodles are cool dogs and popular because they come in three sizes to choose from. They shed very little but need regular grooming.


CKC Spaniels are calm, loving and adjustable dogs. They are good with everyone - from children to elderly.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Papillons are very approachable little dogs.They can be joyful and watchful at the same time.


Whippets make very good house dogs. They are indeed very close to family members and welcoming to guests.


Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies are very loving and caring dogs. They are a good choice as your first lap dog. 

Lab Retrievers are very strong, devoted and loving dogs. They are most popular in America since the past many years. 

Labrador Retriever 

- Special Mention - Mixed Breeds

These are unique dogs that can be outstanding buddies. Contact a rescue group or shelter near you to match a dog with your needs.

Note what are you looking for - companion, watch dog, lap dog etc. Know your budget Prepare your house Choose an easy to train breed

Points to Consider