Pibbles are extremely intellegent dogs. They can be trained to do anything from basic obedience to search and rescue work. They are drug and bomb sniffers, therapy dogs and service dogs. Anything Lassie can do they can do better.
Many people don't know that Pibbles are the only breed of dog in history to be bred specifically NOT to bite humans. They have a high tolerance for pain and they are stoic. Because of this they are excellent with children of all ages. They can handle all of the ear pulling, eye poking, and tail yanking that an average toddler can dish out. It's no wonder that Pibbles used to be known as "nanny dogs".
These are not couch potato dogs. High energy and eager to please these guys participate and enjoy activites such as agility trials, weight pulling and flyball. The spirit with which they compete is contageous and strengthens the bond between man and his dog.It's hard to imagine any person being as loyal and devoted to another being as Pibbles are.