Also known as: Hungarian Pumi

Breed origin: Hungary
Original purpose: Herding dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: males 22 to 33 lbs; females 17½ to 28½ lbs
Size: Height: males 16 to 18½ inches; females 15 to 17¼ inches
Color: Grey in various shades, black, fawn, or white.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Pumi is alert, very active, lively, bold, and intelligent. They can be rather noisy and are always on the move. They must have a job to do or an outlet for their high energy level, such as herding or any canine sport. They can be reserved toward strangers and protective of their family, and require early and consistent socialization and obedience training.

Protective? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, herding, flyball, agility

Grooming requirement: Comb every two weeks and groom every three months. They are considered low-shedders.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, patellar luxation.

Additional photos of Pumi

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Hungarian Pumi Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Hungarian Pumi Club of America Rescue

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