What breed of dog is right for me? ( My first Dog )

What breed of dog is right for me

What breed of dog is right for me? ( My first Dog )

There is nothing more exciting than getting your very first dog. Many breeds can be offered to a beginner, but you need to know your preferences before making the right choice. A dog with lots of hair? A small dog or a medium-sized dog? In short, which breed should you choose for your first dog?

That is the question, and to answer it, here are five breeds of dogs adapted for a beginner master, each of these breeds having its specificities. You will indeed find one that will meet your expectations.



Let’s start with a small dog breed: the Beagle. Here are the specificities that make him the ideal first canine companion:

Origin: United Kingdom

Height: 12 to 16 inches

Weight: 20 to 33 pounds

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Coat: tricolor, including white, black, and shades of brown or orange

Characteristics: dynamic, intelligent, affectionate, sometimes irritable

In addition to these essential characteristics, the Beagle is known for its remarkable sense of smell. Because of their emotional and loving nature, they are well suited to children who like to play and cuddle. And its small size makes it all the more suitable for toddlers eager to have their first dog.


Labrador Retriever PUPPY

The Retriever is a medium-sized dog. Its particularity is that the female weighs more than the male.

Here is what you need to know about the Labrador Retriever:

Origin: United Kingdom

Height: 22 to 26 inches

Weight: 55 to 77 pounds

Life expectancy: 10 to 15 years

Coat: Blond, black, brown (chocolate)

Characteristics: Reactive, gentle, friendly, expressive

The Labrador Retriever is a very communicative and reflexive animal. Given these characteristics and size, it is the best dog a teenager can have to accompany him in his development, both physiologically and intellectually.

  •  BOXER


The Boxer dog breed is also popular, especially as a first dog. Here are its characteristics:

Origin: Germany

Height: 22 to 26 inches

Weight: 55 to 75 pounds

Life expectancy: 8 to 12 years

Coat: white, brown/red (fawn)

Characteristics: loyal, calm but active, sociable

The Boxer’s greatest asset is its watchdog instinct. It is a loyal, devoted and agile dog. He is calm in his reactions to hostilities but remains an active dog when having fun with his family or his master. He makes a great first dog, whether for a child or an adult. Furthermore, his sociability is contagious and can significantly benefit pretty withdrawn people.



The Golden Retriever is a very peaceful and friendly dog. It also has a dense, silky, and beautiful coat ranging from pale cream to dark gold. This dog is perfect for a beginner looking for animal companionship.

Characteristics of the Golden Retriever:

Origin: United Kingdom

Height: 19 to 24 inches

Weight: 66 to 77 pounds

Life expectancy: 10 to 12 years

Coat: Golden, cream

Characteristics: Dedicated, intelligent, affectionate.


As its name indicates, this breed of dog comes from France. It is very appreciated for its great joy of living and its speed. So, for owners who love to play with their dogs, what could be better than a Brittany Spaniel?

Here is what there is to know about this wonderful pet:

Origin: France

Size: 18 to 21 inch

Weight: 30 to 40 pounds

Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Coat: bicolor, including white and red

Characteristics: euphoric, intelligent, fast


In summary, your first dog should ideally meet the following criteria: docile (therefore easy to train), small or medium size (not scary, neither for you nor for strangers), and good character traits. Once you have decided on the breed of your first dog, we advise you to choose a male dog to avoid breeding. It is easier to start as a master.


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