If you have been toying with the idea of getting a dog for a little while, but you haven’t been sure about which breed to own, then look no further. The humble pug is one of the best breeds on the planet. These adorable little bundles of joy are magnificent, come in a ridiculous variety of colors, and have a delightful expression that will melt even the hardest of hearts.
Sure, they are small, and they don’t have conventionally beautiful looks, but they are perfect stocky packages of love. Take a look at why you should take the plunge and become a pug owner.
They Are Relaxed
If you are someone who adores going for runs in the park, wants to play fetch with their dog multiple times a day, and needs a bouncy, super active canine, then the pug may not be for you. However, if you want a relaxed and chilled out pup that loves nothing more than sitting on your lap, lolloping next to you while you are watching your favorite box set and having lazy Sunday lie-ins, then this is your breed.
They don’t like too much activity and prefer quiet houses. They may be able to live with cats as they aren’t the type to chase unless absolutely necessary. A pug’s instinct is to stay loyal by their owner’s side and relax.
They Are Silly
Even if you have had a tough day at work, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will have a pug to come home to. With an almost sixth sense, your four legged pal will be waiting for you at the front door, ready to shower you with slobbery kisses as you walk in. What he doesn’t have in intelligence he will make up for in affection.
Pugs can be a little difficult to train so it might be worthwhile enrolling him in some dog obedience training. This is for his own safety as much as anything. You don’t want to be taking a weekend stroll in the park, only for your pooch to launch himself towards the road. He needs to know the basic commands of stop and come if nothing else. It’s vital that you protect him in the same way as he admirably feels like he is protecting you.
Pugs are simply joyful to be around. They will find the most awkward spots in the home to settle in whether it’s in the laundry basket, on their back in front of the fireplace or on your window sill to watch the birds. They are content to be with you at all time, although this can cause separation anxiety issues which you may need to address.
They Are Excellent Guard Dogs
They might be diminutive, but they can be fierce and protective. Pugs seem to have an innate sense to sussing out danger. They won’t scratch at your best friend who’s popped over for coffee but they will yelp at any potential intruder. They don’t chase mice, but they will bark like crazy if they spot smoke or a commotion in the street. Look after your pug and your pug will look after you.
Welcoming a pup into your home will be the best decision you ever make. If you are laid back, want a dog that will keep you company, and looks as cute as a button, then a pug might be the breed for you.