Thinking about getting your first dog.There are some breeds of dogs that are better suited for a first timer than others. While all dogs are individuals within a breed, and can vary greatly in personalities and needs. Golden retriever stands first in the list and it is well suited for those people who have never had a dog in their family. Cane Corso Italiano.Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.Greyhound. Bichon Frise,Poodle.Border Collie.Cane Corso.The following breeds are known for their easygoing personalities.