Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

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5. Bichon Frise


Another fantastic dog for first-time owners is the Bichon Frise. A little white puffball, the Bichon Frise is affectionate and entertaining. Bred to be a companion dog, this dog aims to please you. He’s small enough to carry around and his fur is hypoallergenic. You’ll find that he listens attentively during training sessions and will impress you with his playful antics. But can you travel with the Bichon Frise? Absolutely! That is why this little dog is a perfect choice for first-time dog owners who prefer to travel a lot and who do not want to leave their pet behind. Also, speaking of leaving your dog behind, it is worth noting that these pooches are the type that might experience some separation anxiety when they are left alone, especially for long periods of time, so if you are too busy every day, this breed might not actually be the ideal choice for you. But if you want a dog that will always be happy to be at your side, this is it. These dogs love being the center of attention in the family, and they form tight bonds with their humans. (Photo credit: Viorel Sima/Shutterstock)