Small Dogs Who Are Good For First Time Owners. Bichon Frise. The Bichon Frise is always happy and will make a great companion, perfect dog for any first time dog owner. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Coton de Tulear. Havanese. Maltese. Maltese Shih Tzu. Maltipoo. Norfolk Terrier.
Any first time owner can be successful with any dog, so long as they're committed