Thinking about purchasing an Pumi? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Pumi breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Pumi owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Pumi and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Pumi Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Pumi and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Pumi is a small, thickly-furred breed that came straight from Puli stock. They can come in colors of white, black, grey, or rusted black. They have very curly fur that is similar to the fur of a Puli puppy, but it never forms into cords. The Pumi is vigorous, alert, loving, fun and funny - much like their cousins. They are very energetic, and the actual standard used to describe the breed is "unable to keep quiet". Pumi enjoy being vocal, and a new owner will learn this shortly after their adoption of the breed. They are wary of strangers however, and do make excellent watch and guard dogs. They are daring, excited, loud-mouthed and spirited. Acting much like a terrier, the Pumi enjoys being active. Pumi have been known to be very intelligent, excellent problem solvers, and very good at what they were bred for, herding.
Other Names: Pumik (plural), Hungarian Pumi
Type: Herding Dog
Height: 13 - 19
fawn, white, or various shades of gray. It can come with or without white markings.
are much like terriers in their attitude. They are noisy, constantly busy, active
and bold. They like to herd and have a strong instinct for it. Pumik are joyous,
loving and affectionate towards their family and friends. They like to be very
vocal. They are wary with strangers, making them excellent watchdogs and guard
dogs. They are quicker to anger than the Puli, and may bite if provoked. Pumik
are relatively easy to train, intelligent, and will usually pick up concepts
quickly. They are protective of their family.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Pumi Care and Training:
The curly Pumi coat needs to be brushed and combed to prevent mats from forming.
Extremely energetic, the Pumi needs daily vigorous exercise or they may inhabit
some destructive behaviors. They are like a terrier in energy and personality,
and should therefore receive enough exercise and mental challenges.
Pumi Health Issues: Few health conditions are known with this breed. Of them are hip dysplasia and patellar luxation.
Life Span: 12 - 13 years,
although some have lived up to 17 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet registered by the AKC)
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