A pug is a small sized dog breed native to China. Pugs are affectionate, playful and loyal dogs. They do not need excessive exercise and can do well in small apartments. They get along well with children and are recommended for first time dog owners. They were also included in the list for top 5 dog breeds that can help you reduce depression. They are ranked as 10th best breed for first time dog owners. Awwww...what's not to luv about that face.