Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

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2. Papillon


So cute and cuddly, the Papillon makes our list because of his intelligence, which makes him easy to train. When it’s your first time owning a dog, you want to start off with one that will listen to what you have to say. Their small size makes them the perfect fit for condos and apartments, but they do just as well in a house with a yard. (Photo credit: Sergey Lavrentev/Shutterstock)