The Puli is an ancient Hungarian sheepdog and has been doing that for over 1000 years. The Magyars brought his ancestors into the country and he was similar to the Komondor and the Kuvasz. Because of inbreeding in the 17th century, he nearly became extinct but was revived in 1912 and was finally identified as a Puli in 1915.
He’s intelligent and has a great sense of humour. He retains his “puppy” attitude for most of his life and so he makes a great family dog, being protective towards them. He loves a farm environment but can live almost anywhere, as long as he can get daily exercise. His coat is curly or wavy and clumps into woolly cords to protect him from the harsh weather. His colour can be white, gray or black. He’s often in shows in tracking, agility, obedience and herding events. His coat needs a LOT of attention, washing and drying it properly to prevent more clumps. He stands at 16 – 17 inches high.