Hungarian Water Dog
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
||Group 1 Section 1 #55
||Group 5 (Working)
||Group 7 - Herding Dogs
||Herding Dog Breeds
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Puli is a medium-small
dog known for its
coat. The tight curls of the coat make it virtually waterproof.
Black Puli with cords tied up to avoid collecting twigs and dirt
The Puli comes in white, apricot, and black. It weighs around 22 pounds (13
kg) and is about 16 inches (42 cm) at the shoulder. The coat needs considerable
grooming to keep its cords clean, neat, and attractive, or it needs regular
trimming to a short coat for lower maintenance, although the corded coat is what
attracts many people to the breed.
The Puli does shed though less than some breeds, but the cording of the coat
keeps much of the shed fur from leaving the dog, making it attractive for dog
owners with allergies.
The Puli is an ancient
introduced by the migration of the
Central Asia in the
of the Hungarian plains valued their herding dogs, paying as much as a year's
salary for a Puli.
In Asia, the breed goes back 2000 years and anecdotal evidence suggests a
Puli-like dog existed 6000 years ago. This breed is possibly the ancestor of the
ancestry of the Puli, however, is not known with certainty.
This breed is very energetic and makes for a good watchdog and family pet.
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