working Puli is a
wonder to behold! He runs across the backs of sheep to get from one side
of the flock to another. He jumps on the back of a runaway and rides it
until the animal is tired. The Puli then herds it back to the flock.
The Puli stands up to 18 inches at the
shoulder and has a remarkable long, shaggy, double coat that curls into
natural cords. It may be black, reddish black, grey, or white. Although
the coat does not shed, it requires some special grooming to keep it free
of mats. The coat is water-repellent, insulates against extreme cold and
heat, and protects the Puli from attacking animals.
Puli is an active, lively, amusing, high-spirited member of the family. He
is a loyal and faithful companion. He
should not, therefore, be left outside in a kennel. The
Puli is a herding dog at heart. This instinct may show up in attempts to
herd children or family pets! An excellent watch dog, the Puli is
responsive, obedient, and agile.
Obedience training is important for the
Puli. He is a highly intelligent dog who may find some aspects of training
boring. Innovative and creative techniques may be required.
The Puli's owner must be a strong leader with the time and energy to
train, groom, exercise, and socialize the dog. As
a working dog, the Puli is very energetic. Once full-grown, he makes a
great jogging partner as he will happily keep up with the most athletic