AKC PuppyFinder: Puli Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: Loyal, smart, home-loving; strong-willed but trainable
  • Energy Level: Very Active; a hardworking herder, the Puli likes activity and running room
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female)
  • Weight: 25-35 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
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With his corded coat, the Puli is unmistakable, although he bears some resemblance to his distant relative the Komondor. Pulik (the plural of Puli) have been herders and drovers for over 1,000 years. The breed thrives on exercise and a job to do, which is why they do well in the show ring and in dog sports like agility and tracking. Most of all, they are deeply attached to their people, affectionate, protective and loyal. Even in adulthood, your Puli puppy maintains his comic, energetic puppy traits, making him an enjoyable companion.

History & Job
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Origin: Hungary

Year Recognized: 1936

Breed History & Job Description: It’s thought Pulik were brought to Europe about a thousand years ago by the Magyars, the same Asian nomads who introduced the Vizsla to the West. Pulik herded large flocks of sheep on the Hungarian plains, and the corded coat protected them from the region’s brutal winters. Today the breed’s herding instinct remains strong. Pulik will try to herd anything: birds, other dogs—even toddlers, with a gentle tug at the diaper.

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Pulik are generally a hearty and healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, eye disease, patellar luxation, and degenerative myelopathy. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Pulik are healthy dogs.

Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.


Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Breed Club
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  • Breed Club: Puli Club of America, Inc.
  • Breed Club Link: http://www.puliclub.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Herding
  • 2016 Popularity: 159
  • Breed Referral Contact: S. Eniko Szeremy - 303-791-6306
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