History: Possibly the Puli’s ancestors are ancient Hungarian shepherd dogs. Travelers brought the Puli with them to the Carpathian-basin, to help organize the flocks, and herd the stallions of the area. Around the beginning of the 20th Century a real turning point for the breed came when it was rediscovered but no longer used much as a sheep dog; extensive shepherding was replaced by intensive farming. The Puli’s role was reduced in the life of the flock. Although, their traditional duty was kept, they started to fulfill jobs that were convenient in the circumstances of their owner: they became “house” dogs. After World War II, the breed became a less popular pet; even now the breed has not been able to regain the popularity it previously enjoyed.
Temperaments: The Puli is a lively, cheerful little dog that is very loyal and they make good security dogs and faithful family guardians.
Colour: The Puli is a solid colored dog that is usually black. Other less common coat colors are white, gray, or cream (off white or fakó in Hungarian). A variety of the cream-coated dogs have black masks. The white Pulik are often blue-eyed and called Roxies.
Height: Males 16 – 17½ inches (41 – 46 cm), Females 14½ – 16 inches (36 – 41 cm)
Weight: Males 25 – 35 pounds (11 – 16 kg) Females 20 – 30 pounds (9 – 14 kg)
Care: 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. Bathing is as easy as washing a sweater but drying does take some time. With a dryer, a fully corded Puli coat will take several hours and without a dryer it can take around 2 days to be fully dry.
Health: The Puli is a very hardy breed. All reputable breeders will test their stock for hip dysplasia and will eye test, though there are no major health problems known within this breed.
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sorry, but I couldn’t find the english version… if someone has it, please contact us . The one below : Hungarian Folklore Tale: The Puli dog)