The Puli's corded
coat requires a large amount of patient grooming to keep it attractive.
animal grooming, cording is a technique in which
dog coats are teased
for coat care or presentation purposes. Some dog
breeds that are
often corded are the
Puli and the
is also occasionally corded for showing.
Although considered attractive and desirable for the
a corded coat acts very much like a
dust mop as the dog moves through its environment. Dust, dirt, twigs,
leaves, burs, and everything else quickly become tangled in the coat. To keep
the coat attractive, the owner must put in considerable time and effort in
cleaning it and in entertaining and exercising the dog in a way that minimizes
the accumulation of litter. Such dogs often have their cords tied up or covered
with assorted dog clothing when they are not in a clean environment.
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