7 Best Small Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners Newbies

7 Best Small Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners Newbies


You’re Watching Animal Facts! Today, approximately 44% of US households
include a dog. That’s an estimated 78 million dogs in the
US alone! If you want to become part of the dog-loving
elite, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the huge number of breeds available to you. If you live in an apartment or travel often
a small dog breed might be the best choice for you. So, which seven small dogs are on our list
of best breeds for first-time dog owners? Stick around and let’s find out. Let’s get started, but before we start,
make sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell icon to become part of our
notification squad. 7. Havanese Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy
in the 1800s, the Havanese has a small but sturdy body, an adaptable nature, and social
skills that make him an ideal city companion. But he can be content to live anywhere as
long as he can command your attention. The Havanese is a smart and trainable extrovert
with the comic instincts of a clown. He’s also a natural trick dog. Don’t write him off as just a lap dog. The Havanese makes an excellent watchdog as
well and takes the job seriously, but he’ll usually keep the barking to a minimum. He doesn’t shed much, but daily brushing
is required to keep his long, soft coat free of tangles or you can choose to have it clipped
to a puppy cut for an easy-care companion. 6. Pug Originating in China, during the Han dynasty,
the Pug is a lot of dog, just in a small package. He has a big personality and a great sense
of humor and like most of the dogs on this list, he was bred to be a companion. He’s a very playful dog and loves to play
games, but he’s also down to cuddle with his favorite humans. He’s intelligent, but new owners should
know that he can be a bit stubborn and that training can be a challenge, but it is very
doable with patience, praise, and snacks. He has a short, smooth, easy-care coat, but
he does shed, especially in the summer. 5. Papillon The Papillion, whose name comes from the French
word for butterfly, descends from toy spaniels. As such, he’s highly active and highly intelligent. If you’re looking for a dog to sit on your
lap while you watch Animal Facts, he might not be the best breed for you. But if an outgoing and energetic companion
is more your style, look no further. He loves to be with people and to him, a stranger
is just a friend he hasn’t met. He’s not all bubbly. He has a level of alertness that makes him
an excellent watchdog. He’ll let you know if there is an intruder,
but he lacks the size to actually do anything about it. The Papillion is quite intelligent and known
for being highly trainable. Combined with his sometimes intense energy
levels, he’s a great choice if you’d like to get into dog sports such as agility and
rally. Or you may be happy with intense games of
fetch in your living room. 4. Boston Terrier In the late 1800s, a new breed was created
in Boston Massachusetts. He was named the Boston Terrier and given
the nickname “The American Gentleman”. This beautiful tuxedo coated dog has been
popular ever since. He’s intelligent, affectionate, lively,
even-tempered and extremely lovable. He can be a bit stubborn, so patience will
be a virtue when training him. His exercise needs are minimal and while his
coat does shed, that can be easily managed with weekly brushing. Oh, and did we mention he loves children and
makes an excellent playmate for them? 3. Bichon Frise The Bichon Frise is the most mentioned dog
breed on this channel. It seems like he shows up on every video we
do. There’s not a whole lot more for us to say
about him. Once a favorite of the 16th-century French
royal court, in modern times, the Bichon has become one of the most popular dog breeds
across the globe. The Bichon Frise is a playful white powder
puff of a dog and a merry marriage of athleticism and intelligence, with plenty of cheer thrown
in for good measure. He’s easy to train. In fact, he’s quite gifted at learning tricks. He’s also easy to care for and with a daily
combing to keep his hair untangled he sheds no more hair than a human. Have you seen our Animal Facts Merch? Of course, we’ve got Bichon Frise t-shirts
and more. There is a link in the description or on the
card in the upper right corner of this video. 2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Cavie is an affectionate, gentle, and
graceful companion and carries his connection to British Royalty in his name. His regal grace and even temper mark him as
one of dogdom’s noblemen, but he’ll gladly descend from his throne for a good romp in
the garden or for an old-fashioned squirrel chase. The Cavalier does equally well with an active
owner or a homebody—he can be an upbeat athlete or shameless couch potato, depending
on your lifestyle. Your Cavie will want to meet everyone. He truly loves people and a lap is his favorite
throne. Before we get to number one, what breed was
your first dog? Let’s us know about your first K9 companion
in the comments. 1. Miniature or Toy Poodle Few lists of dogs are complete without the
Poodle. In this case, the Miniature or Toy Poodle
fit the bill quite well. The Poodle, no matter his size, is ranked
as one of the most intelligent dogs on the planet. And he’s not at all a froo froo dog Beneath
the curly, hypoallergenic coat is an elegant athlete and companion for all seasons. Let’s go over the pluses the Poodle has
to his advantage: He’s intelligent, easy to train, non-shedding,
hypoallergenic, athletic, versatile, playful, and a happy people-pleaser. The only real drawback of the Poodle is that
he requires a decent amount of grooming. His hair mats easily and require regular brushing
to keep it looking its best and he’ll need a haircut every six to eight weeks. The upside of that is the cool hairdos that
your poodle can sport. This is only a short list and there are hundreds
of breeds to choose from. But one type of dog that we’d most like
to add to most of our “best lists” is the humble shelter dog. These videos are merely for entertainment,
but in reality, your new best friend may be waiting for you at your local animal shelter. You owe it to yourself to go have a look. Both of our dogs are rescues and I wouldn’t
trade either of them for the world. If you like this video, check out some of
our other videos here. Don’t forget to subscribe and hit that notification
bell for more cute doggies. And as always, catch ya next time.

100 thoughts on “7 Best Small Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners Newbies

  1. I love these dog videos, because the info. is helpful regarding what breed I hound get next. Also the dogs are so amusing and cute.

  2. my first dog was a mutt who was left on a golf course with a bag of food. we took him in and gave him a home. he was white with brown ears and a brown spot on his back

  3. My family can’t decide between a corgi or Pomsky. We are first time dog owners. Pls help which dog breed we should choose!

  4. We had a Fox Terrier. She was so protective of us. Such a good dog. White with black spots, with black and brown marble on her face. Slept in my bed as a puppy, but wanted her space as an adult. She always ran beside my bike as I ran up and down the road visiting friends. Protected me from local neighboring dogs. Would walk us to the bus every morning and be there when we got off in the afternoon. The best dog EVAR.

  5. Pugs ARE NOT good for new owners. They have many skin diseases, problems and health problems. Just don’t get one if you are new to owning dogs.

  6. Honestly I’m gonna go to a shelter and get which ever puppy is the cutest. Then get a DNA test and researched 🥵😂

  7. My first dog was a beautiful golden collie…and I have never found a dog to rival her. Maybe because it was first love!!!

  8. My first dog was a poodle. It quickly became my favorite breed because of their intelligence. Any poodle owner will swear the way he cocks his head he is trying to understand you 🙂 I now have a Malti-poo, also a great dog.

  9. If your looking for a dog to sit on your lap while watching animal facts

    Weaboo intensifying

  10. My crush dog was a French Bulldog😁 she died 10 years ago, but now my family got a NEW PUPPY THAT IS A FRENCHIE!!! Best choice I have ever made!!!

  11. My first dog breed was a miniature pinscher/rat terrier mix. Awesome well behaved girl. I miss her😭😭😭

  12. Pugs are way to fucking advanced trust me I have one and you have to keep him exercised 3 hours each day and you have to walk him 4 times a day for 20 minutes and pugs are extremely stubborn so it’s hard to train them I could barely get my dog to learn his name and beg and you have to clean his wrinkles every week and I mean it’s hard to do this shit and do everything you want to do

  13. I found a dying baby Malinois. After some water, food, and love she became the boss bitch.I took a dive on the deep end and love it.

  14. I’m thinking about getting a second dog. I already have a dog, a sweet tempered chi weenie who is fairly low energy, and a good fit for my family, but she would be happier with a playmate, since she’s home alone a lot. I’m probably gonna rescue (our chi weenie is a rescue. We didn’t buy her.) considering a King Charles Cavalier, but that might cost a lot and they have some health issues (their skull is too small) so just gonna look for the sweetest, most low energy, relatively young, small extrovert dog at the shelter, have it meet my current dog and play it by ear. Wish me luck!

  15. I have been looking at small dogs that are good companions, good with other larger dogs, and DON'T BARK that much. Which two of these do you recommend that don't bark that much ( or can easily be trained not to bark or make noise that much, and are good with other larger dogs )
    Havenese
    Chihuahua
    Papillon
    Toy poodle
    Bishon Frise

    Thank you!

  16. I'm in love with my Papillon, Pepper. He's adorable & is my constant companion. He was a rescue from our animal shelter having abused badly but I saw him & fell in love. I promised him he would never be mistreated again & loved beyond words & be has. It's a wonderful breed.

  17. My first dog was a lab and he was soo easy to train..unfortunately we had to give him away but don't worry he went to a loving family and we didn't give him away cuz he wasn't compatible it was for other reasons.. Our current dog is a Cavalier and they are absolutely ADORABLE but taking in a cavalier is a lot of works cuz of their grooming traits.

  18. Black miniature poodle named Ishkabibble "Ish" when I was 9 yrs old. I have an affinity to poodles to this day.

  19. I wouldn’t recommend mini puddles “French Poddles” they need a lot of cares and they have their ears down so it’s easy to get some virus 🦠 u have to check their ears maybe 3 hours at day! They may be playful and stuff but they are not recommended to first time owners they need a bath 2 times at week with 3 shampoos and acondicionador! I don’t recommend it maybe a 3 owner

  20. My first dog Taco was a pyrador (lab & Great Pyrenees mix) somebody dog napped her 😭😭 wherever she is I hope she’s having a good life

  21. Maltese and a Pekingese I have right now my first was my Maltese and the bought a 7 year old Pekingese they are my firsts

  22. Is it just my pug but it has no health or breathing problems…

    Edit: yes it is NOT a mixed pug.

  23. At least point out that short-nosed dogs overheat quickly outside and should always have access to water and watched carefully.

  24. BOSTON TERRIER numero uno!!!! the best buddy, less maintenace, good with children. only negative they love to fart 🙂 Lol

  25. are female dogs not good for "noobs"? They are all referred to as he so makes me wonder. Or is this some convention like boats are always female?

  26. Ok love your video. But I’ve been to shelter and tried to adopt and because my township will not let me put up a fence. I’m refused ever time I try. I even went back and fourth with them. About a dog having a loving home and not in a shelter. But answer was still no. Was told anyone can adopt an animal. I have a loving home and family and can give the love to a loving animal. I get very upset that I can’t take one home. And have to go to a breeder to over pay for a dog. When I can rescue one that need just as much TLC or even more.

  27. I have got a Cavalier Kings Charles Spainel and they are very good and perfect dogs for first time owners and they do have health problems and they also love meeting new people and all of you're friends they don't mind having long walks and they do not mind any life style that the will be living in! Just be carful with the food and there surrounding because they love people chasing them

  28. My first dog was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Best dog, I lost him to heart failure at 14. I have a Jack Russell now, she is sweet but difficult.

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