Pawsome Canines for First-Time Owners

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are large, friendly, and intelligent dogs. They are good with kids and make great family pets. However, they shed a lot and require regular brushing.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise are happy, easy-to-live-with dogs that are great for families and apartment living. They require regular grooming, but are otherwise low-maintenance.


Boxers are loyal, playful, and protective dogs. They are a good fit for active families with children. Boxers need regular exercise and training. They are easy to groom.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles spaniels are sweet, gentle, and easy-to-groom dogs that are good with children. They need basic exercise and training.

Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are friendly, loyal, and easy to train dogs that are good with children. They require regular exercise and grooming.

Great Dane

Great Danes are gentle giants that are affectionate, intelligent, and playful. They are easy to train but tend to drool.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador retrievers are popular, intelligent, and affectionate dogs. They are active and playful, and thrive in active households. Labs are easy to groom and love to learn.


The Maltese is a friendly, low-maintenance dog with a beautiful coat. They are content to relax on your lap and don't require much exercise.

Mixed Breed Dogs

Mixed-breed dogs can be great companions. Visit a shelter or rescue group to find a dog that is right for you. Training, exercise, and grooming are necessary for all dogs.


Papillons are happy, adaptable, and easy to care for. They make great companions for people of all ages.