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When shopping for the first time for a canine companion, your main consideration should be the extent of “formal introduction” a breed requires.

Here are ten breeds that are not as demanding, which means utmost convenient on your part as a first time dog parent.

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This dog is fun, graceful and affectionate. They are also easy to train. With a line of ancestry dating back all the way to the 17th century, this dog has been a popular companion dog from its development and up to the present.

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The best thing about the Cavalier is their petite nature, which totally balances out their toughness and energy.

2. Pug

If you prefer to Netflix and chill with your dog, the easy breezy Pug is your best bet. This friendly dog is known for their surfer-dude temperament. Now ain’t that cool?

3. Labrador Retriever

If an active pup is more your cup of tea, then by all means take home a Labrador Retriever. This dog is oozing with energy but trainable and obedient at the same time. They are as easy going as pugs and are more than ready to please, too!

4. Papillon

This toy canine breed is considered the brightest and agilest of its kind. It is pretty to look at and not challenging to train. If you are part of a big household, the Papillon can easily charm all of your family members.

5. Poodle

Novice owners won’t go wrong with any of the Poodle’s three known sub-categories. This dog can’t get enough of human companionship and they easily adapt to their owner’s way of life.

6. Golden Retriever

The Golden is an almost perfect specimen of a dog. This canine breed is tranquil and playful, smart and forgiving. This is one of the most loyal dogs out there, ready to shower you all the affection that you crave.

7. Shih Tzu

If you like cuddles, the Shih Tzu is your smartest option. This dog is known to appreciate any and all opportunity to snuggle with their owner. A true lapdog is what they are. They also possess that aristocratic air that can be both laughable and endearing.

8. Brittany

For active people living in a cramped apartment, the Brittany is a noteworthy option. This dog can match your active lifestyle but can easily fit in your living quarters. Aside from their sportiness, the Brittany is also quite sweet and sensitive.

9. Greyhound

The Greyhound has that dignified and noble quality about them. But this does not mean they are high maintenance. In fact the most that this dog requires is your attention. Grooming a Greyhound is a no fuss affair. If you are not in for any drama, this is your dog.

10. Bichon Frise

This dog’s favorite things are cuddles and games. This makes them quite suitable to households with kids around. Shedding is not a problem with the Bichon Frise, hence they are also recommended to asthma and allergy-prone dog parents.

These are just suggestions. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else. In the end, when it comes to dogs, your heart will know what’s best.

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