husky's i would say would be another that is not for the first time dog owner ... and well they just aren't the breed for everyone. there are breeds that are more laid-back than others and i would say whippet's, king charles and other such breeds are much easier than am staff's, husky's, akitas.
i tend to look at what they were bred for as to whether they are suitable for first time dog owners. if they were bred as lapdogs well thats a no brainer, but if they were bred to work independent from people than obviously they will be harder to work with and so forth ..... hope this made sense in some way :P
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland