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The Puli is a lively, cheerful, loving little dog. It is very loyal to its family. This dog will adapt to most surroundings and circumstances. Its innate intelligence makes it easy to train but also gives it a mind of its own. It does very well in obedience and agility as well as in the show ring. This breed is not recommended for small children who may tease or be rough with the dog, although they get along if it is raised with children from puppyhood. This dog has strong herding instincts, it will try to herd children and other animals. It makes an excellent watchdog and guard dog. Socialization at an early age is a must. Obedience training is important; this dog may be willful. It is very intelligent but may be bored by training sessions. This dog is very active and energetic and is in its glory when allowed to romp and play. Some of them are fond of water and can swim very well, but not all have this tendency and this should never be permitted unsupervised. 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. The Puli (plural Pulik) is a compact, square appearing, well-balanced dog. It 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.

Puli

Puli

Life expectancy: 14 - 15 years
Color: rusty black, black, gray, white, possibly with a white spot on the belly
Eyes: almond-shaped, deep-set, large, dark brown, with black or slate-gray eye rims
Coat type: dense, all-weather, with a wavy or curly outer coat over a soft, wooly, dense undercoat
Size: males: 17 inches; females: 16 inches
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.
Living conditions: This breed will adapt to almost any circumstance be it an apartment or a farm; it is suited to all climates. In the heat of Australia and Florida it does extremely well and, conversely in the extreme cold of areas like Denver in winter it also does likewise.

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