Pembrokes have a remarkable affinity for children, however, due to their herding instincts, they are sometimes prone to pinching children’s feet or ankles. Pems are avid learners, however, and can be broken from this behavior at a young age.
As with any breed, you should always teach children how to approach and handle the dog, and also monitor any interaction between dogs and young children to avoid biting, ear and tail tugging – from either side avoid.
Teach your child never to disturb a dog while it is eating or sleeping, or to try to take food away from it. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
They are friendly towards other pets in the household, especially if they have grown up with them.
While their coat is weather-resistant and they do well in most climates, they are very people-oriented and need to be part of the family at all times - and shouldn't be left alone in the garden.
They shed continuously, at least twice a year. You can find them red, sable, black, tricolor, or tan, usually with white markings.