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Rockley Valley Park's Top Breeds for First-Time Owners

Updated: Jul 3

Welcoming your first pup is an adventure filled with excitement and, let's be honest, a bit of nervousness too. With so many breeds out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. But fear not! We've rounded up six fantastic breeds that are perfect for first-time owners like yourself.


Cavoodles are a delightful mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. They're easygoing, playful, and love being around people. Plus, they're super smart and easy to train. Their hypoallergenic coats make them ideal for allergy sufferers.


Schnoodles are a mix of Miniature Schnauzer and Poodle. They're loyal, playful, and great for allergy sufferers thanks to their low-shedding coats. Plus, they're quick learners and love being part of the family. With proper training and socialisation, they make wonderful companions for families of all sizes.


Moodles, or Maltese-Poodle mixes, are affectionate, clever, and enjoy learning new tricks. They're perfect for families and are known for their friendly nature. Their small size and adaptable temperament make them great for apartment living or larger homes alike.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavaliers are known for their sweet and gentle personalities. They're great with kids and other pets, making them perfect companions for first-time owners. Their affectionate nature and willingness to please make them easy to train and integrate into any household.


Spoodles, a mix of English Cocker Spaniel and Poodle, are outgoing, affectionate, and love spending time with their families. They're energetic and enjoy outdoor activities like walks and playtime. With their playful demeanour and social nature, they thrive in homes where they can be included in all family activities.


Last but not least, we have Poodles. These intelligent and lively dogs are quick learners and make wonderful family pets. Plus, their hypoallergenic coats make them ideal for allergy sufferers. Poodles come in three sizes – Toy, Miniature, and Standard – so you can choose the perfect size for your home and lifestyle.

So there you have it – six fantastic breeds for first-time owners. If you're considering adding one of these breeds to your family, contact us here at Rockley Valley Park for more information and to find your perfect furry companion. And for further guidance on choosing the right puppy, grooming tips, health advice, and more, check out our online Puppy Masterclass and keep an eye out for us here at Rockley Valley Park!


Two cute Cavoodles


a Cavalier King Charles and a Cavoodle

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