The Puli is a real eye-catcher, its external appearance is extraordinary. Not only his long shaggy hair makes him so special. The Puli is a sporty and lively quadruped with a pronounced intelligence. He is a loyal and very alert dog and friend.
The Puli belongs to the FCI recognized group 1, the herding and driving dogs and section 1, the shepherd dogs without working test. Its country of origin is Hungary.
" hungarian Puli is a dog medium size. Males usually have a height of 39 - 45 cm and weigh about 13 to 15 kg. Bitches grow to 36 - 42 cm and reach a weight of up to 13 kg. The dog has a proud life expectancy of up to 16 years and has no diseases typical of the breed.
Its shaggy fur and floor length string hair is the trademark of the Puli. It wears black or white fur. In the black Puli, rusty red shades may appear. It is also more often seen in shades of gray and fawn.
It was originally designed as Herding dog kept. Today he often lives in the house as a family dog. A large garden is an advantage for the agile Puli. However, with ample opportunities to run around and get plenty of exercise, he is also comfortable in city apartments. Especially important to him is the loving closeness to his owner.
The Puli is a faithful dog. His instinct remains that of a herding dog. Therefore, as an alternative to the herd, he likes to "herd" his master and the family. Typical of the breed, he guards his territory loudly barking and determined. Towards strangers he behaves rather distrustful from the ground up. The same applies to strange animals or situations.
The dog breed is especially intelligent and eager to learn. Contrary to what his appearance might initially lead many to believe, he is Very mobile and has a intense perseverance. He enjoys challenging tasks and games.
The Puli is an extremely strong-willed dog and therefore requires a comprehensive consistent education.
He can moody phases have and then withdraw for several hours.
The Hungarian herding dog is robust and only rarely susceptible to diseases. It adapts well to both cold and warm seasons due to its shaggy coat. In midsummer, however, the walk should be mainly in the morning and evening, when it is not yet too hot. Some Pulik (plural of Puli) like to go into the water, while others are very shy of water.
The right food
The Puli is full of life and loves the movement, so it needs sufficient food and constantly clean drinking water. You should go for high quality dog food with him.
So that the Puli does not tend to be overweight or underweight, you should best regularly check his weight on the scale. Otherwise, it is very difficult to see a weight problem with the naked eye under the shaggy coat.
As far as nutrition is concerned, the Puli is generally relatively uncomplicated. He likes to eat both dry and wet food. But on his menu should preferably be a lot of meat.
Cheap canned food from the discount store should be avoided, as with any dog. This could physically harm the dog and, in the worst case, lead to illness. Above all, sugary foods and leftovers from the table are absolutely taboo. You can also safely do without low-quality cereals when feeding your dog.
You are welcome to offer raw meat to the Puli more often. With small treats like dry Buffalo or pig ears you can reward him every now and then. These snacks have the advantage that they also support the dental care of the animal. However, treats should always be given in moderation and should not replace main meals.
Contrary to what is often assumed, you do not have to pay too much attention to the coat care of the Puli. However, you should schedule a lot of time for care.
If you have a How to Stop Puppies you should always give him gently stroke through the curly or wavy coat. This is already enough for the beginning.
Over time, the clearly structured villi and cords develop. From this point you should pull apart the ends of the hair accordingly (villi). This care is very time consuming. Under no circumstances should you brush or comb the Puli, as this is the only way to preserve its characteristic banded or laced coat.
The Puli offers the best conditions to drag dirt and grime from outside into the house. Its long coat also magically attracts house dust. Nevertheless, you should keep the Puli wash or bathe only in extreme emergencies and only with clear water.
It's best to remove obvious debris or carry-ons like leaves or twigs by hand. You can trim the Puli's fur around the anus. This will save you from very unpleasant situations and smells in the house.
So that the vision of the dog is not impaired, you can also use the Fur around the eyes with a hair tie into a braid. Alternatively, you can also give him the fur so shorten that the eye area is free.
Ears and eyes should be checked regularly as with any other dog. Hairs also form in both places, and it is preferable to remove them. In this way, inflammations are less likely to form and you also prevent mite infestation. A damp cloth is recommended for cleaning the regions.
It is important that you also claws note. If they have become too long, you need to shorten them with a claw cutter.
Since the Puli builds a close relationship with his master, you should give him a suitable Dog bed to put. There he feels comfortable, if he gets enough space.
The basic equipment, like all its congeners, includes the collar, the leash, possibly a Tableware and of course the Bowl.
With suitable Dog toys or a tunnel for the garden, you can give a lot of pleasure to the sporty Puli.
Origin & History
It is believed that the Pulik found their way to Hungary over 1000 years ago through nomads from Asia.
When the Ottomans conquered Hungary in the 16th century, breeding was banned and the breed declined significantly. With the Austro-Hungarian Compromise in 1867, things started to look up again and Puli breeding was allowed to be practiced legally from that time on.
The Puli is one of the oldest dog breeds, it was mentioned in literature as early as 1751. The first standard setting happened in Hungary in 1915.
At that time, Hungarians bred Pulik in all colors, whereas today they mostly concentrate on black. The watchful dogs successfully herded and drove the flocks of sheep, pigs and other small animals. In the meantime, they are used in their task as herding dogs mainly in sheep breeding and are popular as Family dog held.
The FCI recognized the breed for the first time in 1935, but the final recognition came only on 11.08.1954. Since 1989 there is the breed club German Puli Club.