Labrador Retrievers: Ideal for beginners & service dogs. Friendly, intelligent, loyal, great with kids. Sociable with other dogs. High-energy, loves water. Shedding alert!
Golden Retrievers: Affectionate, great with kids & dogs, easy to train. Need daily exercise. Ideal for active families & multi-pet households.
Poodles: versatile, intelligent, active dogs perfect for various homes. Low-allergen coats, easy to train and groom. Great with kids. Excellent swimmers.
Consider a medium-sized, hypoallergenic Goldendoodle for first-time owners. They love to play, need exercise, and benefit from puppy socialization.
Maltese: sociable, loving lap dogs. Quick learners, ideal for first-time owners. Require companionship; great for remote workers. Loyalty unmatched.
Shih Tzus: Affectionate, apartment-friendly dogs. Low outdoor exercise needs. Calmer & less barky than other small breeds. High-maintenance grooming.
Yorkies: Perfect for smaller homes, affectionate but less needy than Shih Tzus. Easy to train, hypoallergenic, and great watchdogs. Grooming needed.
Boston Terrier: Easygoing, friendly, and low-maintenance. Perfect for apartments. They're "American Gentlemen" with impeccable manners.
"Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Fun-loving, gentle, and adaptable. Great with other pets and gentle around babies. Eager to please for easy training."
Whippets: Speedy, agile, and loving couch potatoes. Medium-sized, great for first-time owners. Training may require effort and cost.