Small dogs who are good for first time owners

Many experts advise first time dog owners to start with a small dog. Now you may be thinking, “But the Yellow Lab in the movie Marley and Me was soooo cute!” I agree he was very cute, but he also did a lot of damage to his owner’s house and furnishings. Are you really ready to deal with all of that the first time around?

I’ll try to make a case for smaller dogs: They won’t keep outgrowing their collars, crates, beds or other accessories (more money in your pocket); they produce less doggie doo (less poop to scoop); they eat less food (even more money in your pocket) and; they can’t reach those steaks you left thawing on the kitchen counter!

Bichon Frise

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cockapoo

Coton de Tulear

Havanese

Maltese

Maltese Shih Tzu

Maltipoo

Norfolk Terrier

Papillon

Peekapoo

Poodle (Toy & Miniature)

Pug

Schnoodle (Toy & Miniature)

Shih Tzu

Yorkipoo