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Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Drover


AKC Herding Dogs, FCI Group I.: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs), TKC Pastoral
Dogs 16-17 inches (41-43 cm)
Bitches 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Dogs 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg)
Bitches 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
15 years
4 to 7
Very high

The Puli is an ancient breed of Hungarian sheep dog. It has been used as herding and droving dog for centuries, prized for its light, agile movement. The Puli is a national treasure to the Hungarians. It is a medium-sized, sturdy dog with a unique, corded coat. A full adult coat can reach to the ground.

Puli dogs are compact, square appearing, well-balanced dogs. The Puli is vigorous, alert, loving, fun and funny. Despite its appearance the Puli is no pushover and if given the chance will put any self-respecting human to shame. Used successfully as police dogs in Hungary it makes a great companion. It makes an excellent family pet. Puppies are highly intelligent and quick to learn.


Black, rusty black, white or various shades of gray and apricot, overall appearance of solid color.


Dense and weatherproof; outer coat wavy or curly, undercoat soft and wooly. The corded coat begins to form around the age of 6 months when the soft woolly undercoat intermingles with the harsher outer-coat; the mats thus formed should be separated by hand very regularly at this stage.

The clumps should be torn apart by hand from the tip to the skin. Each coat is individual but as a rough guide, these sections should not be made thinner than the width of a pencil. Keeping a fully corded Puli is very easy since it takes little care apart from regular coat separation and, of course, bathing. Drying does take some time. The breed does not shed its coat.

Health Issues:

The Puli is very hardy and healthy, there are no major health problems known within this breed. Some are prone to hip dysplasia and cataracts. However, to make sure that you get a healthy puppy, you should buy a Puli puppy from a reputable Puli breeder.

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