Is it okay to shave a Puli?
When your Puli is about one year old, his puppy coat will grow into the impressive fluff for which he is famous. Some owners prefer to shave the coat to help their Puli stay cool and clean, even though many Puli enthusiasts consider the coat a defining characteristic of their favorite breed.
Can you cut Puli hair short?
Although the fur of the Puli is really its trademark, the Puli also likes to wear short. There are in our Club, which cut the fur completely or only shorten the fur.
Why do Hungarian puli have dreadlocks?
Puli. A close cousin of the Komondor, the puli sports thinner cords that also form naturally when the outer and inner coat become intertwined. Their white, gray, or cream-colored cords provide warmth and protection, but their coats require maintenance to prevent painful matting.
Are Hungarian puli dogs aggressive?
The Puli temperament makes him a challenge that you will need to overcome if you want to own this breed. He can be mischievous, disobedient, and even aggressive, which is why it is crucial that you establish dominance from the get-go.
How do you groom a Hungarian Pumi?
The coat can be maintained quite easily by combing (not brushing) the coat every week or two. After being combed, the Pumi must be bathed or “wetted down” and left to dry on its own. Never brush and blow dry the hair which takes away the curly locks of hair that is a Pumi characteristic.
Can Puli dogs see?
The Puli can see quite well even with those cords hanging over the eyes. In a way, it’s like looking through vertical window blinds, and since the cords move as the Puli does, the view is even better. An old Hungarian saying is “The Puli, through his hair, sees better than you.”
Is Puli rare?
An ancient breed used by Hungarian sheep farmers for over 1000 years, the Puli or Pulik (plural) are a very rare breed. In fact there are only about 150 Puli registered each year in comparison to about 60,000 golden retriever pups.
Do Puli dogs like to swim?
Some of them are fond of water and can swim very well; however, not all have this tendency, and swimming should never be permitted without supervision. The Puli is fairly active indoors and will do fine without a yard, but for his outdoor laps, he likes a securely fenced-in yard where he can run.
What is a Puli used for in Hungary?
Overview The Puli, also known as the Pulik crossed the plains into Hungary with the Magyards a few thousand years ago when they were commonly used as sheep dogs. The Puli was used mainly for driving and herding flocks, while the larger Hungarian breed, the Komondor, was used as a guardian for flocks.
What kind of coat does a Puli have?
The Puli has a very unique coat. The coat is fairly weather resistant and is dense and profuse. The outer coat should be wavy or curly, while the undercoat is soft and wooly. In an adult Puli, the coat should form cords naturally and never be man made. The coat should never be clipped, always natural.
What kind of dog is a Puli?
The Puli (pronounced poo-lee) is a medium-sized herding dog known in Hungary for centuries. The distinctively dreadlocked Puli certainly stands out in the dog world. The Puli’s hair serves a real purpose: The Puli was bred to herd sheep in Hungary, and the thick, corded coat protected the dog against harsh weather and any predators (like wolves).
Do Pulis have to be corded?
In the United States, the Puli has been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1936, where it’s part of the Herding Group. If you own a Puli, you have a choice in whether to cord the coat or keep it brushed out or clipped. When corded, the Puli’s hair is like a coat of ropes.