A Puli is more than a funky hairdo. Pulik are affectionate with loved ones, very smart, and loyal. As world-class watchdogs and family guardians, they can be suspicious of strangers but a friend for life once you earn their confidence. Their energy and dazzling footwork make Pulik natural comedians. (If you could see their eyes, you might notice a mischievous twinkle.) Bred for centuries to work closely with humans, they are quick learners and eager to please.
Did You Know?
The plural of Puli is Pulik (pronounced the same way).
The Puli, of drover, has been an integral part of the lives of Hungarian shepherds for more than 1000 years.
The ancestors of the Puli were brought into Hungary by the Magyars and were similar to the Kuvasz and Komondor.
In the 17th century, due to interbreeding, the Puli was almost lost, but in 1912 a resuscitation was brought about by Emil Raitsits, leading to the first Puli standard in 1915.
The Puli coat is unique to the dog world. The undercoat is soft and wooly and very dense, but the outer coat is long and profuse and eventually cords after puppyhood.
The Puli was accepted by the AKC in 1936, and the Puli Club of America was founded in 1951.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
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