Choosing a First Dog

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Tara Moske, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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A dog is a man’s best friend, and when someone gets a first dog, he or she realizes this is true. A first dog is important; it is one that will always be remembered, and in a way, it sets up a foundation for future dogs. It is important to find the right dog for a first canine experience. A dog needs to fit its owner’s abilities needs to connect with its owner. For example, a Boston terrier is good for low-maintenance people. These dogs don’t require much exercise and don’t shed that often, but they are still friendly. One of the most popular breeds that is good for a first-time pet is a golden retriever. This breed is friendly to people of all ages and is loyal, but they can shed and need to exercise regularly. The greyhound is calm and affectionate but need a strong owner who can be authoritative. Before getting a first dog, potential owners should do research and choose which dog is best suited for them and their lifestyle, picking a friend who will be a loving companion for years to come.

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