Top 5 Reasons to Get a Pug

Adorable PugOut of all the different type of breeds why should you choose a Pug? Well for starters, they are one of the more unique breed that has held up it’s names in history for a long time. They have a history full of prestige and glamor. Being part of many royal families and one of the top choices of dogs for celebrities.

But that alone is probably not a good enough reason for choosing the Pug as your dog. Pugs make excellent pets, but they make excellent pets for some people and not others. To know if the Pug is the right dog for, you you have to know what you want and expect from a dog. You have to know the type of qualities Pugs have and then decide if that’s the qualities you want in a dog.

What Kind of a Person are You?

Ask yourselves these questions when considering what kind of dog you want to get.

  • Are you an active person that likes to go for runs and nature hikes or would you rather stay home and cuddle with your pup while watching tv or reading?
  • Do you want a big dog or a little dog? (remember that bigger dogs usually come with more responsibilities)
  • Are you ready for the responsibility that comes with owning a dog?
  • Do you have enough space for the type of dog that you want?

About the Breed

Does the Pug have the qualities to be a good family pet? By taking a closer look at the characteristics you can decide for yourself.

  • Good Hygiene – Since Pugs have a natural smooth coat and are not long haired dogs, they are pretty easy to keep clean. The only real problem with hygiene that you will have to pay attention to is their facial wrinkles. Those need to be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Full of energy – Younger Pugs tend to always be full of energy and playful. They will do almost anything for your attention just so you would join them in their silly games.
  • Little dog – Because they are little dogs they are great house pets. You don’t necessarily need a huge yard for them to run around in. Your pug will most likely prefer the indoors more than the outdoors.
  • Beautiful breed – Having a unique look, this breed is highly sought out by many people. It is a small bulky dog with an adorable face that will make any person want to come up and say hi. You can’t help but fall in love with your Pug the second you get him.
  • They are loyal – If you earn their trust, pugs can be unbelievably loyal dogs. They will stick by you no matter and will even go out of their way to protect you. Although I have my doubts about them stopping any real threat, it’s the thought that matters.

Things to Consider

Cute PugYour pug can began to show dominant behavior – For people that know how to properly handle these dogs, this won’t be a problem. But for those that don’t know how to properly show your dog that you are the head of the household, this can turn into a big problem.

They can’t handle too much exercise – This breed is not really for people that like to go running with their dogs. Since pugs are small with short and stubby legs it takes them more work to keep up with you if you are running or jogging.

This breed is susceptible to certain health issues – There are genetic diseases that pugs and some other small dog breeds are prone to have. For this and other reasons its important to know what you are getting with the dog before you get emotionally attached. Pugs also have a tendency to have some breathing problems and eye problems. But these can be easily dealt with if you know what you are doing

If you think you want a pug read this guide first!

3 Responses to “Top 5 Reasons to Get a Pug”

  1. lyndsey says:

    reason number 6

    they are the best dogs in the world

  2. Enderdude22 says:

    They are so adorable

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