COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Hungary
MOST SUITED AS Sheepdog or companion.
The desired shoulder height is 35 – 44cm (131/2 -171/2in).
The coat consists of medium length hair in tufts. In some places the hairs are shorter and rougher; in others they are longer and tangled. The coat has a rather unkempt look about it. The most common colours are slate-grey and other tints of grey; black and white also exist, but patches are not permissible.
The Pumi requires relatively little grooming. Brush the coat right through about once a week and remove excessive hair from inside the ears. For showing, the Pumi is specially prepared.
Attentive, alert, likes to bark, dapper, energetic, temperamental, intelligent, learns readily, and sober.
This is not a difficult breed to train. They are intelligent enough to grasp what you mean quickly. If you live surrounded by neighbours, it is sensible to teach the dog that after a couple of barks it must be quiet.
The Pumi can be shy and rather mistrustful of strangers. There are breeds that are better for families with children but a well brought-up Pumi will cause no problems with children provided they do not pester it.
This is an outdoors dog and at its best living on a farm where it will find work enough to do for himself, such as guarding the entrance, and keeping the livestock together.
If it is to live in an urban environment then you must find replacement activities to keep it occupied.
They do well in both fly-ball and agility skills classes.
Hungarian Pumi Organisations in Australia
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Hungarian Pumi Organisations in the UK
American Kennel Club – Pumi
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