Mixed Breed Dogs for First Time Owners

Having a dog in your life truly is a blessing. Dogs can be there for you when you feel alone, they can make you happier and less stressed. They encourage you to move every day and can even help you meet some new people, who also like dogs!

Mixed Breed Dogs for First Time Owners
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Overall, dogs really are someone you can call your best friend. But, if you have never had a dog, and you want to get one now, you probably do not know which one would be the best choice for you. To find out which mixed breed dogs are the best choice for a first-time owner, read throughout the rest of this article.


Sheepooodles represent a beautiful cross between the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle dog breeds. Also known as Sheepadoodles, these dogs are very smart, loving, and playful as well. Even though they can differ in looks, most of them are white and black and they have Panda-like black circles around their eyes. They can also be totally white or grey. They are a bigger dog breed that is considered to be hypoallergenic. So, if dog allergies are something you struggle with, a Sheepoodle is the choice for you.


Chiweenies represent a mix of Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. If you would like to have a dog that will always keep you on your toes, opt for a Chiweenie. Much like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds, they tend to bond with one person. This makes them the perfect pet for people who live alone. If you would like to get this dog, and you live with your family, do not worry, they will get along with them if they are socialized as a puppy. Just know that they will mostly be attached to one member of your family. They are a good choice for people who do not like to be too active, as these dogs do not need a ton of exercise.

However, you should take some time to learn more about potty pad training, as Chiweenies can be a bit stubborn when it comes to it. But, with consistency and patience, they can become a well-behaved member of the family.


If you are someone who would like an extremely friendly dog, then a Puggle is the choice for you. These dogs are a mix between a Pug and a Beagle and will greet anyone who visits you. They are very playful and cuddly, so you will be able to stay active and have a furry friend who likes to be a pet as well. They have an incredible sense of smell, which is something that comes from their Beagle ancestors. Veterinarians recommend Puggles to families with children, as well as elderly people. They have short hair, so grooming will not be hard, and you will not have to do it frequently either. The only thing you have to be careful with this mixed breed is its tendency to gain weight. But, with their active nature, this should not be too big of a problem.

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One of the most popular mixed-breed dogs is certainly Pomskies. A Pomsky represents a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian, and is a great choice for the people who love both of these breeds, as they have gotten the best from both of them! They are smaller than Huskies because of their Pomeranian side and are less independent than Huskies as well. They like staying with their owners and will show lots of love to them. The only downside to this breed is that they are a “talkative” breed. But, if this is not a problem for you, and you would like to have a lovable fluffy dog, you will not go wrong with a Pomsky.


As a mix between a Miniature Poodle and a Miniature Schnauzer, Schnoodles are very intelligent dogs and are extremely loyal to their family members. They do not shed too much, but they still do require grooming. They are very easy to train and truly enjoy various types of exercise. If these kinds of things sound good to you, then you will enjoy having a Schnoodle. You can go on a run with them, you can play with them in a park, play fetch, or do any other physical activities you enjoy. If teaching tricks sounds like something fun to you, your Schnoodle will have no trouble learning them.


If you are looking for a dog that can cuddle with you on the couch and is happy to play with your children, look no further and get a Cavachon! These dogs are a mix of Cavalier King Charles and Bichon Frise and are very fun and affectionate by nature. They have a moderate energy level, so they will love playing with you but will not require you to do so all the time. When it comes to their maintenance, they do not require too much grooming and they only have minimal shedding.

Mixed Breed Dogs for First Time Owners
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Whichever mixed breed you choose from the ones mentioned above, you will surely enjoy having them. Just make sure that they fit you or your family so that both you and the dog can enjoy each other as much as possible.

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