a Dog Breed Suitable for First Time Owners
suitable for first time owners:-
Owning a dog can be very rewarding experince, but the decision
to become a dog owner will be a huge commitment.
Most dogs can live around 15 years, if they are healthy, so it
is not a decision to be made lightly.
It is important that if you decide to share your life with a dog
it is for all the right reasons and after consideration of the
many factors involved.
suggestions for Dog Types you might consider that will suit
First Time Owners.
Good natured small dogs that make excellent pets . Very
attractive and distinctive with a predominately white
coat and a pocket-sized appeal, they do not need particularly
long walks and make excellent gentle and loving companions.
The Maltese is a tiny, docile breed that is extremely
affectionate and loves to be pampered it is among the
gentlest mannered of all little dogs, and its trust and
responsiveness are appealing Easy to train, they love
to play fetch and learn tricks. They do not shed but require
regular brushing to keep their coats from matting. Like
other non-shedding dogs, they are a good choice for allergy
sufferers. A good pet in limited accommodation, the Maltese's
exercise needs are minimal
A small pretty and lively dog ideal as a companion or
as a loving easily socialised dog for families Its beautiful
coat is prone to frequent shedding and needs to be combed
at least daily. These dogs make wonderful lapdogs, and
they are relatively quiet, compared to other small breeds.The
breed is also relatively hardy.
Active, friendly, alert little dogs with an independent
nature.Affectionate and devoted to their owners, good
with children and other animals They live for human companionship;
and have a have a sweet, gentle disposition Their long
coats can require high-maintenance grooming, or they can
be trimmed in a "puppy cut" which requires less
A small dog that is sociable, homely,
companionable and friendl , their playful and clownish
nature makes them ideal family pets.
Not overly intelligent which means patience is required
when training..Has a low exercise requirement but can
be high-energy dogs that love to cuddle. Can shed quite
a bit which mighy require regular grooming.
natured, playful dog that is easy to please. Always ready
for games they make ideal family pets. Affectionate and
intelligent and lively pets and companions.
Easy to train and very Intelligent.
Housetrains easily and one of the
most popular breeds.
playful dog that is easy to please. Always ready for games
they make ideal family pets.Affectionate and responsive.
to train and very Intelligent.
Housetrains easily and one of the most popular breeds.
King Charles Spaniel -
A generally playful dog that likes human company, but
are sometimes reserved with strangers. Affectionate and
devoted to owners and children, good with other pets and
friendly towards unfamiliar dogs, thrives on human contact
and will love being part of your family.
The Samoyed is intelligent and quite easy to train. He
learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Is very aware of his owners moods an feelings.
A very popular family pet it is affectionate, active, playful
and fond of people. They are good with children and other
Active and playful, enjoys swimming.
Highly intelligent and easy to train.
Labrador Retriever -
A kind natured dog not aggressive, intelligent and easy
to train learning commands very quickly.
Reliable, trustworthy, calm, friendly, gentle and confident.
A very popular dog that is very eager to please you and
is always ready to have fun.
Collies make great family pets because they love to be with
people, and love to be part of the family. They are great
with children and often take a special interest in them.
A highly intelligent dog that is easy to train, they will
bond quickly and easily with a family and easily become
watchful and protective of the home.
are some basic areas that anyone, whatever their lifestyle requirements,
should consider before making the choice of what type of dog would
be most suitable.
These start with details about your lifestyle:-
(Previous dog owners will probably have assessed these points
already but their lifestyle and requirements may have changed).
to Choosing a Pet Dog
contains a further, broader, range of information that you should
consider before choosing any new pet dog.
For Your Lifestyle.
Breeds that will best suit your
needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly
owners, easily trained, suitable
in flats etc.)