8 most beginner-friendly dog breeds

Bernese Mountain Dog:

Easy-going, affectionate, and intelligent, Bernese Mountain Dogs adapt well to various living situations. They are good watchdogs, but their shedding requires regular brushing.

Bichon Frise:

Happy-go-lucky and great for families, the Bichon Frise is relatively easy to train and adapts well to any lifestyle. Regular grooming is essential for their curly coat.


Playful and loyal, Boxers form close bonds with family members. They thrive in active households and are naturally protective. Their grooming needs are low-maintenance.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 

Sweet and affectionate, Cavaliers get along well with children. Their gentle demeanor, moderate energy level, and basic grooming needs make them ideal companions.

Golden Retriever:

Eager to please and excellent with children, Golden Retrievers are active and intelligent. They require regular exercise and grooming to maintain their coat.

Great Dane:

Gentle giants, Great Danes are easy-going and affectionate. They need obedience training and attention to grooming, especially considering their size.

Labrador Retriever:

Popular and recognizable, Labs are loyal and affectionate family dogs. They thrive in active households and have minor grooming needs.


Adorable and friendly, Maltese dogs have beautiful silky coats that require regular grooming. They are affectionate and happy breeds, content to relax on your lap.