Getting your first dog is exciting. You're bringing a furry friend into your life. But with so many canines out there, how to choose? Are you the athletic type, looking for a workout partner? Or do you prefer to settle on the couch with a book and someone to snuggle with? Have you ever undertaken training from a puppy? Do you live in an apartment or out in wider spaces? All of these questions sound overwhelming. Good thing we have some of the best dog breeds for first-time owners already set out for you!
Popularity may be a fickle thing, but when it comes to dogs, some breeds are reigning champions. The AKC releases a list of the most popular dog breeds every May, and while there's some fluctuation on the charts, a few dogs remain undefeated in their charm and popularity.
Despite the phrase "fighting like cats and dogs," there's no reason you can't incorporate dogs into a cat household. There are just some breeds that work better than others. If you want to bring a dog into your feline household, these are the best dog breeds out there.