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15 Small Dog Breeds and Hybrids That Are Right for New Pet Parents


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Are you new to the canine world and looking to adopt a pooch who needs a good home? Many experts advise new dog parents to start with a small dog. “But I want a big dog!” you could say.

I will try to make a case for small dogs. Here are some reasons why beginners should start with a small pooch:

  • Small dogs won’t outgrow their collars, crates, beds or other accessories, which means more money in your pocket!
  • They produce less doo doggy, which means less poo to pick up.
  • They eat less food, so you’ll keep even more money in your pocket.
  • Little pooches can’t reach those steaks you left thawing on the kitchen counter!

Here are some great dog breeds and hybrid breeds for first time pet parents. And remember that you can get just about any breed of dog from a shelter or shelter. To verify The DogTime Adoption Page which allows you to search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code!

There are many other dog breeds that make excellent first time puppies! Personally, I’m a fan of the pooch or rescue dog, and senior dogs make amazing first-time dogs because they’re often already potty-trained and know how to walk on a leash.

If you’re looking for a dog, check your local shelters and shelters to find the perfect dog for you!

What was your first dog? Are there any types of dogs you recommend for new pet parents? Let us know in the comments below!