Dogs and humans paired off 15,000 or so years ago, and they've been best friends ever since. While the relationship between dogs and humans began as a working partnership, people soon realized the dog's potential simply as a companion. The pug is one of the many breeds developed solely to keep people company and provide entertainment. The pug excels in both these capacities.
Pugs are independent, headstrong, and spunky. They love to play, making them ideal for families with children. Small but sturdy, with a muscular build, they even appeal to people who otherwise wouldn't consider keeping a small dog.
In general, pugs are crazy about people. Most are extremely out-going, happy to meet strangers, and always ready to play with kids. Some slug pugs live to lie in a lap and eat bonbons, while others are more active, willing to go anywhere and do anything as long as it means being with their people.
The beginning of a perfect day for a pug is sleeping late — under the covers, of course, with his head on the pillow, right next to you. He'll move fast, though, when he hears breakfast being prepared. He eats, plays, naps, plays, goes for a walk, naps some more, and eats again. Eating and spending time with his people are the favorite parts of a pug's day. At night, he goes to bed with you, ready to do it all over again the next day.
This book offers advice on acquiring a pug, as well as tips on housetraining, manners, socialization, nutrition, health, and just about anything else you might need to know to live happily with a pug. A pug is a guaranteed best friend for life. He wants to be with you every minute of every day. If that's what you want in a dog, you can't do better than a pug.