Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

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7. Havanese


The Havanese may be a hard dog to find, but this breed is well worth the effort.  With his lively temperament, the Havanese will happily entertain you. And since this is a smart little fellow, first-time dog owners will find him easier to train. Other pluses include a friendly disposition, a compact size and a hypoallergenic coat. (Photo credit: Dorottya Mathe/Shutterstock)