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.