This blog has been updated from its original published date, August 4, 2020.
It’s hard to look at a Pug and not smile. There’s just something about those soulful eyes that invite you to stop and stay a while. And they seem to be naturally friendly and outgoing.
Pugs are known as the clown in dogs’ world because of their sense of humor and also because they enjoy showing off, according to Dog Time. Pugs are bred to be companion dogs, which means they thrive on YOUR companionship. They love your affection, and would become unhappy if their devotion to you is not returned.
What are Pugs like?
Because they are small and quiet, Pugs can live in apartments. When they are indoors, they are relatively inactive. And they are low maintenance.
They do need their exercise even though they are low maintenance. If they don’t get their walks in, you’ll likely see some goofiness in this clown.
Are Pugs good with children?
Pugs love children. Even though they are small and considered a Toy breed, they are not delicate like some other Toy breeds, so kids can play with them and not need to worry the way they would another Toy breed that’s more fragile. However, this is not a breed that enjoys playing soccer with the kids. They are not retrievers.
Pugs’ sensitivity to heat
Their respiratory system is not as efficiently built for heavy duty sports. So be mindful of this if you are new to playing with a Pug. If you live in a hot and humid area, don’t keep your Pug outside too long. They are sensitive to heat and humidity. Make sure they are comfortable in a cool house, perhaps with air-condition. And if you live in a very hot climate, take them on their walks either earlier in the morning or after the sun has gone down. This way, your Pug would enjoy the outdoor time much more.
If you have other pets in the house already, know that Pugs can also get along with other dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals, as long as they are socialized properly.
Article source: Dog Time