Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

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3. Shih Tzu


A wonderful watchdog and companion, the Shih Tzu is a first-time dog owner’s dream. They love to play, but also enjoy lounging on your lap. They bond quickly with their owners, so they will want to please you when it comes to training. Their long hair requires maintenance, but the effort will well be worth it! (Photo credit: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock)