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Dog Guide 01.06.2021

Dog breeds for beginners

Sissi by Sissi, Sissi has been a blogger since 2014, got on the dog in 2018. Since then, she struts her 10000 steps through the world every day with Loki. The Beagdor (Labrador-Beagle mix) is a therapy dog for children and also accompanies her to schools. Secretly she fancies a French Bulldog as a second dog.

Beginner dogs

Also with the dog education applies: There is still no master from the sky fallen. And that's perfectly okay, because after all, the right way to deal with the beloved four-legged friend needs to be learned. So if you are thinking about getting your first dog as a new member of the family in your home, we present you today exemplary some dog breeds, which are generally ideal for beginners. Of course, not all dogs can be lumped together, because just like us humans, each quadruped has its own individual characteristics. In the course of time, however, some breeds crystallized, in which certain, for inexperienced dog owners particularly positive character traits came to light again and again.

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Which dogs are not suitable for beginners

Especially stubborn dogs that like to have a mind of their own and are particularly high-maintenance should rather be given into the hands of people who have already gained some experience in dealing with dogs. Ideally, dogs for beginners are tolerant and have a relaxed and friendly nature. For "dog newcomers" these characteristics facilitate the education immensely, which at the same time represents the foundation stone for a harmonious living together. Some behavioural patterns can be steered into certain paths through regular training, including housetraining and general socialisation with people and other dogs. Some characteristics of a dog, however, are typical of the breed and cannot be trained away, or only to a small extent. These include instincts such as the hunting instinct, which has been deliberately bred into some dog breeds over the years. These instincts and dispositions want to be acted out and kept busy, but an inexperienced dog owner is often simply overwhelmed at this point. If you want to take a dog into your family, you should also inform yourself beforehand about how much the new furry nose hairs. If you've never owned a dog before, you may have no idea how much fur some breeds shed, and that your budget should be adjusted accordingly. But which are the perfect dogs for beginners?

4 dog breeds for beginners

Golden Retrievers are considered ideal family dogs for beginners. The four-legged friend is considered calm and affectionate, but at the same time is particularly intelligent and eager to learn. If you are a couch potato, however, you should not choose a Golden Retriever, as these animals like to be kept busy.

Poodlesare also generally relatively easy to train. These extremely intelligent animals usually have a friendly disposition. Since they usually get along well with children, they are the perfect family dogs for beginners. Be aware, however, that a Poodle's coat is high maintenance.

Initially bred for hunting, the Labrador Retriever is popular with many novice dog owners. This dog breed is considered friendly, smart, playful and calm. Nevertheless, Labrador Retrievers have a strong urge to exercise and are most comfortable in the care of active people.

However, if you're not a jock, a Pug is probably a better choice for you. The Pug is considered an affectionate companion dog and loves to be close to its owner. He is friendly-minded and fun-loving. With a life expectancy of 12-14 years, a Pug will be a loyal companion in your family for many years to come.

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