Top 10 Dogs For First-Time Owners

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8. Norfolk Terrier


A small dog with a big personality, the Norfolk Terrier makes an ideal dog for first-time owners. This is one smart dog – don’t be surprised when he masters the basic obedience commands. He needs to be kept active, in both body and mind, so keep him engaged with games and activities. His coat is fairly low-maintenance and doesn’t shed very much.  (Photo credit: Zuzule/Shutterstock)