Puli Description

puli insert leftThe Puli is a lively and extremely intelligent breed and are Non-shedding and hypoallergenic making them the perfect companion for you and your family.  The breed loves to be a part of your family life and particularly resents being ignored or only being included “when convenient.”  The dog will live quite happily either as a single dog or with several.  As a family dog, it is ideal, protective, loyal and always willing to play with the children acting as a clown with a fun outlook on life.  The Puli has the added value of acting as an effective warning instrument if strangers approach, as the breed has excellent hearing.  The Puli is a compact, square appearing, well balanced dog of medium size.  Typically a Puli is a lively, acrobatic dog, light, quick, agile and able to change directions instantly.  At a collected or contained trot the gait is distinctive, quick-stepping and animated.  He is vigorous, alert and active.  Striking and highly characteristic is the shaggy coat which, combined with his light-footed, distinctive movement, has fitted him for the strenuous work of herding flocks on the plains of Hungary.

General Appearance
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Sturdy, muscular, wiry, with fine bone.  Whole well covered with long (according to age), profuse corded coat.  Long hair overshadows eyes like an umbrella.  Viewed from the side, their trunk and limbs should present a square figure.

Characteristics
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A Herding dog, medium sized, nimble, agile, very quick, medium-sized, and extremely intelligent.

Temperament:

By nature, an affectionate, extremely intelligent and home-loving companion.  The Puli is sensibly suspicious and therefore an excellent watchdog.

History of the Puli:
Research shows that there are a few beliefs about the origin of the Puli, but most agree that they were introduced by migration from Central Asia over 1000 years ago into Hungary, although some believe the Puli was a working sheepdog as early as 4500 B.C. The Puli would work in tandem with the Komondor, which is a much larger corded dog, (80-100lbs), and is the main guardian of the flock, while the Puli worked as a herder and also a protector for large herds of sheep. They also used the Puli as a farm dog, herding cattle as well as protecting the rest of the farm.  World War II saw a slaughter of this breed in Hungary when the Nazi troops killed many of the farm dogs during this war.  It wasn’t until the mid 1930’s that the Puli was imported into the United States as part of a USDA project to evaluate sheepherding dogs.  To no-ones surprise, the Puli excelled in these tests as well as having a very high level of intelligence.  The Puli has adjusted well outside of the herding environment and into the homes of families, although their herding, watchful and playful instinct is still a driving factor in their personality making the Puli a wonderful and fun family dog.

If this sounds like the type of dog that you would like to have as a family member, (you will not be disappointed), check out our Puli puppies for sale page and pick out your wonderful new Puli puppy.  Also take a look at the Testimonials page and see what other people have to say about the joy that they have found when they added a new Puli puppy to their family from Prestige Puli.  Remember, it’s not a dog, it’s a Puli !!!

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