Have you been considering getting a dog lately? Picking a dog on your first try might be a tricky affair: there are just so many factors to consider. Some dogs can bark too loud or snore too loud. Others may just be so aggressive towards strangers that you can’t ever have people over without locking them up in a room. For families with children, there’s also the concern of how the dog will react to children, and vice-versa. A little homework can go a long way, particularly since you’re thinking of welcoming in a new family member who will hopefully be staying with you for a long while to come.
The first thing to do would be to make a list of “To Have” and “Have Not-s”, to help you categorize what you’re looking for in a dog. Speak to your local veterinarian, because chances are that they’ll have a whole range of useful information. Perhaps you could even consider adopting a dog: did you know that 25-30% of dogs in a shelter are purebreds? These decisions are difficult, but don’t worry, because we’re here to guide you to the most adorable, low-maintenance, loving, and easy to traindogs there can be: in short, the 10 best dog breeds for first time owners!