Top Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners

Labrador Retrievers are eager to please, highly trainable, and adapt well to new owners and environments.

Labrador Retriever

Poodles are very smart, easy to train dogs. Their different size varieties suit different owner lifestyles. They form close bonds and thrive with positive reinforcement. 


Sweet, gentle Cavaliers have an agreeable nature that makes training a breeze. They adore people and quickly become loyal companions.

Cavalier King Charles

Papillons are upbeat, happy little dogs who aim to please their owners. They are very trainable and pick up on routines quickly.


Cheerful Bichon Frise dogs are affectionate and gentle, adapting well to training. They get attached to their families and like consistent guidance. 

Bichon Frise

Despite their size, retired racing Greyhounds are calm, mild-mannered dogs at home. They are eager to bond with their new families.


Bulldogs are patient, low-key companions. They are devoted to their families and take well to training with positive reinforcement techniques. 


Dog Breeds With the Longest Life Expectancy