Best Dog Breeds for New Dog Owners

Want a dog but don't know which ones are good for beginners? Well I have the top ten that could help!

The Top Ten

1 Poodle Poodle The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.

Poodles are intelligent dogs and don't need much work. In my opinion, they are good for beginners but I wouldn't cut all their fur. They are adorable without being pampered. - Spottedleap27

2 Golden Retriever Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

This breed is intelligent and smart. But since they are in the sports group, these dogs need lots of exercise. So if you like to ride your bike or jog every morning, these are great dogs for you! - Spottedleap27

It is a very cute dog

3 Shetland Sheepdog Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog. The original name of this breed was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders at the time, so the breed's name was formally changed to Shetland Sheepdog.

Shelties are kind, gentile dogs that sometimes get along with cats. They have long fur and they don't shed a lot. They love to play but they love soft cozy beds! They don't really need walks either! They just need a backyard! - Spottedleap27

4 Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever, also Labrador, is a sporting dog bred for aquatic game. The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United Kingdom and the United States.

This breed is similar to golden retrievers, but contain a little less exercise. Now don't get me wrong they do need a lot of exercise, but they have less fur. They look the same but just the fur colour can be different. - Spottedleap27

5 Siberian Husky Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.

My older cousin and nieces have one.

I wish I have one!

These are yappy at times, and take lots of exercise, but LOVE to cuddle! They are snow dogs so they love cold weather. Winter comes once a year so enjoy it with your new husky! - Spottedleap27

6 German Shepherd German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.

These can be big dogs! But they are amazing guards. If you have no man in the house, these are perfect for you! They are gentile but bite anyone that bothers you! Tell them what to do, and they will do it! - Spottedleap27

Very loyal and protective of their masters. - Pegasister12

7 Maltese Maltese The Maltese is a hypoallergenic, small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area.

These dogs are small and loyal. They love to know their master, and love to play! They don't need a lot of exercise, but they take lots of toys! - Spottedleap27

8 Bull Terrier Bull Terrier The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.

Bull terriers pull their leashes a lot but can be cuddling pals. They are active but don't use up a lot of energy. They can be funny, so hold your breath! - Spottedleap27

9 Boxer Boxer The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn, mahogany, black or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.
10 Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

Yorkies are little adorable doggies! Playful, lazy, whatever you want them to be! Play with them, sleep with them, hide with them. LOVE THEM! - Spottedleap27

Yorkies are really easy to take care of. Since they are smaller, that definitely makes it easier. Plus, they are adorable.

The Contenders

11 Shih Tzu Shih Tzu A shih tzu also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10 - 12 pounds when full grown, with long silky hair.
12 Doberman Doberman The Doberman Pinscher, or Dobermann, or Doberman, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

These dogs are not only vicious guard dogs, but they can actually be kinda gentile! It's really the way you treat them. If you are bad to them, they are vicious. But if you love them with happiness, they will be gentile like you! - Spottedleap27

13 Border Collie Border Collie The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep.
14 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

Lovely dogs. They get along beautifully with my rabbit.

They are really easy, especially good for you if you have cats or rodents. Cause I had four gerbils and three cats, my King Charles got along with all of them!

15 Australian Terrier Australian Terrier The Australian Terrier is a small breed of dog of the terrier dog type. The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types of dogs from which the breed descends were from Great Britain.
16 Papillon Papillon
17 Corgi Corgi

They are amazing dogs for people with kids. Don't need a massive back yard or very long walks. great companions, and amazing personalities

18 English Cocker Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel
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