The Pumi is a medium-sized, agile breed of sheep herding dog from Hungary. It has slightly oblique, dark eyes and an elongated muzzle. Its upright ears are tipped forward while its compact hind legs are set back from the body. The feet are strong and have hard nails and elastic pads. It has a deep chest and flat ribs. The long, thick, and curled coat comes in a variety of colours such as reddish brown, white, black, and all shades of grey.


The Pumi was developed by crossing the Puli, an old Hungarian herding breed, with imported German and French herding dogs in the 1700s. It is also said that the blood of an ancient terrier is probably flowing in its veins. Having evolved into a breed of its own over the past 300 years, this dog has continued to gain popularity in its homeland and other parts of the world. It was exported to Finland and Sweden in 1973 and 1985 respectively. Later in the early 1990s, it was introduced to Italy, Netherlands and USA.


Apart from being energetic, the Pumi is also lively, alert, and intelligent. Ready to spring at the slightest provocation, this dog is a successful hunting...

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