Seven Nearly Perfect Pulik: The true stories of seven Hungarian Pulik sheepdogs... told in their own words.
Seven Nearly Perfect Pulik: The true stories of seven Hungarian Pulik sheepdogs... told in their own words.

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BREED DESCRIPTION & INFORMATION

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Breed Registries:


Note: The all-breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.

* — The FCI is the World Canine Organization, which includes 84 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 339 breeds, with each being the "property" of a specific country. The "owner" countries of the breeds write the standards of these breeds in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.


Origin:

Hungary

Height:

14 to 18 inches (36-46 cm)

Weight:

22 to 33 lbs (10-15 kg)

Breed Profile:

The Puli is believed to have been brought to Hungary from Central Asia about 1,000 years ago and, for centuries, he was treasured for his sheep herding abilities.

The Puli is an affectionate, intelligent and devoted companion. His suspicion of strangers makes him a good watchdog. With his herding nature, he is agile, light on his feet and able to instantly change direction. He enjoys having a job to do and is best suited to country living environments.

One striking characteristic of the breed is his heavily corded coat which is a dense and weather-resistant double coat forming cords that may vary from wide, flat strands to small round cords. Accepted colours for the Puli are black, reddish black, grey or white. It can take four to five years to grow the coat to the ground.

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Puli puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

Additional Health Resources:

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Breed Standards

Grooming Information

  • Grooming your Puli
  • Grooming — This section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.

Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.

Training Tools & Equipment
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Additional Information

  • Herding Dogs — A section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website which includes training and general information about Herding/Stock Dogs; listing of Stock Dog Clubs and Associations; listing of upcoming shows and events; and more.
  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Select from the following links to view Breeder listings; Breed Clubs; Rescue Organizations; as well as Books and other Merchandise specific to the breed:

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