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Pumi

An original Magyar herding dog

Breed
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Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
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Original Name : Pumi

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 16-18½ inches, ideally 17-17¾ inches

Male weight : 22-33 lbs, ideally 26½-28½ lbs

Female size : 15-17¼ inches, ideally 15¾-16½ inches

Female weight : 17½-28½ lbs, ideally 22-24¼ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Hungary

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Pumis are cheerful herding dogs that bear more than a passing resemblance to terriers, especially when it comes to the head. The muzzle is elongated and the upper third of the ears are folded forward. The body takes the shape of a square. These ever alert dogs carry their neck higher than normal. Their wavy hair is of medium length, forming curls. There are various coat colors, but only solid colors are acceptable.

Head+

Relatively long and narrow, typified by the elongated muzzle.

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Body+

Well developed muscles, lean, especially firm and tough. Extraordinarily fine and harmonious overall.

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Coat+

Gray, black, fawn, white.

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Ears+

Set high and pricked. The top third is folded forward.

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Tail+

Set high, forming a wide circle above the croup.

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Hair+

Wavy and curly, forming tufts of varying size. Never smooth or corded. 1½-2 ¾ inches in length; elastic, shaggy and dense.

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Regarded as belonging to an independent breed since the early 20th century, Pumis have a great sense of smell and have proven themselves against flesh-eaters and rodents. They have also been used to drive large livestock. Pumis are excellent family dogs that have no difficulty adapting to life indoors, although they do need a lot of exercise. All told, they are perfect as companions or sporting dogs.

Did you know ?

Pumis were created in the 17th and 18th centuries by crossing primitive Pumis with imported prick-eared dogs resembling terriers from Germany and France.

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