If you’re looking for one of the best small dogs for kids, look no further. I have the breed for you. The Pug! Aside from being absolutely adorable, Pugs are one of the best dogs for kids because they are equal parts couch potatoes and energetic dynamos.
The Best Small Dogs for Kids Like to Play and Nap
The Pug is one of those breeds that was practically made for kids. They are even tempered, friendly, love to play, and they love their people. Although they aren’t what you’d call athletes, they are strong sturdy dogs with an intense desire to run and explore. And after all of that running and exploring, they love to sack out and have a nice long nap with their owners. They really were tailor made for the kiddos.
As I said, the Pug has a great disposition. A charming and lovable breed, they thrive on mental stimulation. This makes Pugs the perfect small dogs for kids because they enjoy a good game of fetch, rope tug, a GENTLE wrestling match, and generally being hams. Pugs are one of those dogs who thoroughly enjoy being happy and making their people happy, so when you pair them with a child, you get best buddies for life.
Another thing that makes Pugs great dogs for kids is their general health. Generally speaking, Pugs are an extremely healthy breed, so if you have a Pug puppy and a baby they’re going to have many many years together. In addition to those happy years for the kids, you’re going to have happy years because the Pug usually doesn’t come down with ailments that are difficult and/or expensive to treat.
The worst thing you have to worry about with a Pug is their weight. The Pug is a breed that is very prone to obesity, so never feed it table food or over feed it with its regular food or treats. If you keep your Pug in shape, you’re looking at a very healthy breed, indeed.
Another reason that Pugs are one of the best small dogs for kids is their ease of care. Although Pugs shed, they require very little grooming. This makes them the perfect dogs for kids because you can teach the kiddos how to care for their dog. All you really need is a weekly washing with a high quality aloe and oatmeal shampoo and regular nail trimming. If you start your Pug early, you can do both of those things at home.
Pugs – Tailor Made for Kids
With their combination of goofy playfulness and their willingness to sack out on the couch for movie time, Pugs make great companions and are the perfect dogs for kids. With a Pug, your child can get out and play and then come in for a nice long nap, and do it all with their very best friend – the family Pug.
Do you have a pug? Tell us what you love about these adorable small dogs for kids!