Puli

Puli
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: Hungary
Group: Herding dog
Height: males 17 in., females 16 in.
Weight: 25-42 lbs.
Life span: 14-16 yrs.
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes with early socialization

What is the origin of the Puli?

The Puli was brought to Hungary a few thousand years ago by the Magyars for herding sheep. Their distinctive coats begin cording when puppies are 8-10 months old. Pulik is the plural of Puli.

What does the Puli look like?

Pulis are medium size dogs, 16-17 inches tall and weigh 25-42 lbs. The coat is double. The outer coat is wavy or curly forming cords of different thicknesses and shapes. The undercoat is soft and woolly. Colors are black, white, rusty black or shades of gray, sometimes with a very small white spot on the chest. The coat doesn’t require brushing, but bathing once a month. The coat must be thoroughly dried or it can become mildewed. Coat may be clipped 2-3 times yearly. When the Puli has been out in rain or snow, it’s important that the coat be dried very well.

What is the temperament of the Puli?

The Puli is an intelligent dog that trains easily and will adapt to your lifestyle whether in an apartment or rural area. They can be stubborn so early training and socialization are recommended. They are terrific with children when raised with them. Pulis should be socialized early with other pets. Loving and protective with their family, they tend to be reserved with strangers.

Note: When considering the Puli as a pet think about the time required to groom the coat. If you’re willing to give the Puli the care needed they are wonderful loyal family companions.

What is the Puli used for?

The Puli was used in Hungary to herd livestock. They do well in obedience and agility trials and are very protective of family and excellent watchdogs.

Possible Health Issues

Hip dysplasia, eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy, deafness


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