Great dogs for first-time owners

First time getting a dog? Here are some suggested breeds, in alphabetical order, for those who have never previously owned one — they’re easygoing, easy to train, and easy to groom:

1. Bichon Frise
2. Brittany
3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
4. Cockapoo (Cockapoodle)
5. Coton de Tulear
6. French Bulldog
7. Golden Retriever
8. Havanese
9. Labrador Retriever
10. Maltese
11. Maltese Shih Tzu
12. Maltipoo
13. Norfolk Terrier
14. Papillon
15. Peekapoo
16. Poodle
17. Pug
18. Puggle
19. Samoyed
20. Schnoodle
21. Shih Tzu
22. Sussex Spaniel
23. Yorkipoo

This list is by no means intended to be comprehensive, and several mixed-breed dogs also have the same characteristics as the ones listed above.