A Puli will definitely capture your heart!
♡ They are NOT dogs, they are PULIK! ♡
The Puli is a high energy, active, playful, extremely smart dog that is obedient, and loves to please their human.
The "Puli personality" is unmatched by any other breed. Not kidding! Ask any Puli owner, they will agree. :)
The Pulik have corded coat, or dreadlocks that gives them a unique look. Black is the dominant color in the breed,
but they come in white, grey or maszkos fakó (fawn with black mask).
If you're looking for a smart and cheerful companion, that attracts attention,
the Puli is the perfect dog for you! People will turn their heads and often stop at awe when seeing them.
And of course the Puli loves all the attention, they can get! People will often ask..."What kind of dog is that?"
...and that is most likey just the start of a lengthy conversation that starts with... It's not a dog, it's a PULI! :)
Pulis are great with other animals, kids and very people oriented, loyal dogs. Always in a good mood to cheer you up, which makes them awesome therapy dogs, too.
Pulis are a herding breed. Which makes them incredible farm dogs, and excellent watch dogs.
They believed to be hypo-allergenic, although there is no scientific data that proves that.
Their coat NATURALLY FORMS CORDS, so normally you DO NOT need to sit and do their hair. But you need to pay attention to not let it matt.
Believe it or not, they do not shed, and do not smell either. (If they do, you better check into what's causing it, ASAP!)
If you plan to take them to the beach often, you may want to consider keeping their coat short, corded or not, otherwise it could be a mess with all the sand their coat will capture.
When we give them a bath, we use a gentle shampoo, to prevent dry skin, and do not use conditioner, especially if you want the coat cording.
For details on grooming your puli, please see our Grooming page.
Pulis need to have their daily exercise. Love spending time outside and run around. Most puli I know, love playing catch.
They are obedient, naturally great listeners, and very easily trained.
Do Pulik have any negative traits?
That depends on what you consider negative :)
Pulik are very alert, excellent watch dogs, so they do tend to be barkers.
I wouldn't recommend them for guarding, as they are relativley small with their 25-30 lbs bodyweight, but they can be used to alert on farms, or even chasing off small predators around chickens or other small creatures.
They are very protective, which can be intensified or calmed depending on their training.
Pulik are excellent family dogs, and could be the most wonderful playmates for kids, but need attention around small kids, as they tend to 'herd' them when running around.
We really enjoy our pulik in full cords. Love to play with them, and don't mind separating cords while watching a movie,
but for some people this can be way too much work. I personally rather keep up with the cords then keep brushing or vacuuming rolling dog hair of other breeds. And of course
there's is always the option to keep the coat clipped short. ;)
Please feel free to ask questions about the Puli puppy you are planning to bring home. We understand that our treasure could be your nightmare,
so don't be afraid to be specific in what you are looking for. We may even make you realize that this breed isn't for you.
Our goal is to place our puppies in good homes, where both you and your puli will be happily living together. :)
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About the Puli
Height: 16-17 in
Weight: average weight is around 30 lb
Temperament: obedient, friendly, cheerful, protective,
rugged, athletic, smart, alert, active
Origin: Hungary, 900s
The Puli (pronounced poo lee) is a unique, ancient dog that was
bred to be a herder of sheep. Their coat is one feature that makes
them so unique. It is long, coarse, thick, wavy, shaggy and naturally
forms cords. These cords reach to the ground. This corded coat
makes them look similar to the Komondor. Their hair forms
cords naturally, they do not need a lot of grooming care. You might want to hand separate the cords in case they are
forming one large knot! Drying the coat after bathing takes about
4 hours or so. You can also clip the coat and keep it short. The Puli's coat offers great
protection from weather as well as attacks from predators. The
undercoat is dense and wooly.
Loyal to the family; sensitive. Good with kids. The Puli is an
excellent watch dog. Good with pets if raised with them from puppyhood,
not aggressive toward other dogs; it is recommended that the Puli
be socialized around other dogs at a young age.
Colors: black, rusty black, white, gray, masked fawn. They do
Training: Early socialization, consistent and
Exercise: Needs to have daily exercise. Loves
spending time outside; becomes restless if not allowed to run
about. Enjoys swimming - be sure to inspect and clean ears on
a regular basis to keep clear of infection.
Puli puppies rely on their mother's milk to provide protective antibodies. Approximately two weeks after weaning, their natural immunity begins to diminish; therefore, it is important to bring your puppy to the veterinarian for a check up and vaccination schedule. Vaccines stimulate puppies into producing their own antibodies; so all puppies must be vaccinated in order to protect them from certain diseases. Common diseases include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies, and corona virus. Your veterinarian should be notified if you notice a loss in your puppy's appetite, any vomiting or diarrhea, or persistent coughing.
Parasites can also pose a problem for puppies; they can be either internal or external. Most of the internal parasites live in the puppy's intestine. Their eggs are usually transmitted through the soil from other infected feces. Some indications of internal parasites include vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, poor appetite, lethargy, or weight loss. Thin spaghetti-like or short rice-like worms are also indications of internal parasites. A veterinarian can examine a sample of the puppy's feces to detect parasites.
External parasites such as fleas, lice, and ticks, can cause skin damage and can infect a puppy with disease. Lice are small insects that cling to the dog; infection is usually made by contact with other animals or an infected environment. Fleas feed on the puppy's blood and cause itching. Once a flea is swallowed, it can cause tapeworms. Ticks can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever as well as lyme disease. Ear mites can also pose a problem for your puppy; signs include scratching of the ears, shaking of the head, or dark earwax. It is best to seek the advice of your veterinarian to treat parasites, both internal and external.