Novice dog owners should be extra discriminating when looking for their first pup. The reason for this is because dogs are not the same in terms of how difficult they are to raise. Once you take one home, that dog becomes your responsibility. It’s not something you can opt to return to the pet shop. There’s no room for refunds either, so you better choose wisely the first time around.

New dog parents should first settle with easy to raise pups. Such as these:

  1. Labrador Retriever

The Retriever is known to be an active dog. This explains their name. So if you want a pup that’s not lazy and lethargic, this is your guy. Retrievers can also be trained with ease and are quite obedient.

  1. Papillon

When it comes to agility and intelligence, the Papillon gets an A-plus. If those characteristics are not enough to impress, you might also want to consider how charming and pretty looking this dog is. To top it all off, this dog is highly trainable.

  1. Poodle

The Poodle is the novice pet owner’s favorite dog. This dog is needy for their owner’s attention and affection, and if that floats your boat, you have got your perfect canine match.

  1. Golden Retriever

In terms of doggy perfection, the Golden arguably comes close. And this is not solely because of their physical makeup. This dog is a loyal, intelligent, calm, and kind creature. Probably the best you’ll ever find.

  1. Shih Tzu

If you want your pup to exude the same air of nobility that you do, you cannot go wrong with a Shih Tzu. The best part is how this dog is always willing and able to snuggle with you. Yes, the Shih Tzu is the perfect specimen of a lapdog.

  1. Brittany

Do you live in a relatively small apartment? Do you like going out for hiking and biking adventures? The Brittany could be your doggy soulmate. This active dog is not demanding in terms of space. They are also highly sensitive.

  1. Greyhound

The Greyhound is a dog that you can’t help but respect. Do not mistake their air of respectability as being high maintenance, however. The only thing the Greyhound will ask from you is attention. You don’t even have to be all fussy about it’s grooming regimen.

  1. Bichon Frise

If you like playing games and having cuddles, the Bichon Frise is your perfect canine companion.  They too, love cuddling and playing all sorts of games. The best part is this dog doesn’t shed as much as other dogs. Now that’s even better if you happen to be prone to allergies and asthma.

On the other end of the easy-to-raise dog spectrum is the list of challenging dogs. You might want to think twice before taking home any of these breeds: Bloodhound, Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Australian Cattle Dog, Bloodhound, Border Collie, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Akita, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chinese Shar-Pei, Dalmatian, Rottweiler, Skye Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, and Weimaraner.


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