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HUNGARIAN PULI

 

Dog Breed - Hungarian Puli

 

Description

The Hungarian Puli is a herding and guarding dog known for its long corded, shaggy coat which look like dreadlocks making it virtually waterproof.  Once you have seen this breed you will never forget it.  A similar dog is the much bigger breed called Komondor.

 

Temperament

This breed is very intelligent, quick, agile, tough and sometimes headstrong. The Puli is courageous, fun loving and sensitive. They form close bonds with their owners. This breed make good watchdogs.

 

Appearance

Height: 40-44 cm (16-17in)

Weight: 13-15k kg (29-33lb)

This medium sized breed is usually black. Less common colors are white, gray, apricot or cream. Its undercoat is soft and wooly.

 

Grooming

The coat takes a great deal of hard work. The cords (dreadlocks) cover the dog from head to toe and include the face and tail.  The coat can be trimmed short regularly although the corded coat is what attracts many people to this breed.  There is little to no shedding.

 

Life Expectancy

12 - 15 years

 

Health Concerns

This is a breed with few health issues.  However the breed is known to suffer from degeneration of the hips and can have eye problems.

 

Suitability

The Hungarian Puli is suitable for the active family with time to groom.  They are friendly and affectionate with family members but may be wary of new people making it a great guard dog.

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Working Dogs: This group  includes more breeds than any other. These dogs were bred to do a variety of work from guarding, herding, pulling sleds and rescue for example. A few in this group include Border Collie, Boxer and Bullmastiff to mention a few.

 

 

 

 

 

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