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Country of Origin, History of Pumis
The Pumi was developed in the 1700's. It was bred from the Puli and crossed with German and French prick-eared sheepdogs, probably the Pomeranian or Hutespitz. The blood of ancient terriers probably also flows in its veins. This dog has evolved into a breed of its own over the last 300 years and is gaining popularity in its homeland.
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A General Description of the Dog
The Pumi is a cute, light-bodied, square dog. The elongated muzzle of the Pumi is the most distinctive feature of the face. The slightly oblique, dark eyes have close-fitting lids. The tail is always merry and carried high. The ears are upright and tipped forward. The compact hind feet are set back from the body. The chest is deep and ribs are somewhat flat. The feet are strong, with elastic pads and hard nails. The medium-length, curling coat come in black, all shades of gray and reddish brown.
Height: 13-19 inches (33-48 cm.)
Weight: 18-33 pounds (8-15 kg.)
Temperament of the Dog
The Pumi is a vigorous and sturdy sheepdog, a successful guard dog and hunting dog, an efficient ratter and a wonderful family companion. It is alert, intelligent, protective, loyal, affectionate, cheerful, watchful, energetic willful and has a superb sense of hearing. It is shy and rather mistrustful of strangers. The Pumi uses its voice liberally and consistently. A well brought up and socialized Pumi will get along with children as long as they do not pester it. This breed can be dog-aggressive and has a tendency to wander.
How active is the breed?
The Pumi has endless energy and needs vigorous exercise, including long daily walks or jogs. The Pumi will enjoy playing catch, chasing Frisbees, and will excel in agility skills classes and obedience training.
Suitable for apartment living?
They are outdoor dogs and will be at their best living on a farm where they will find enough work to do, such as guarding the entrance and keeping the livestock together. If it is to live in an urban environment then it must be provided with enough activities to keep it occupied.
The coat of the Pumi is easy to groom. The braided, medium-length coat does not mat or shed easily. Combing and brushing (every week) and trimming (every 2-4 weeks) will keep it looking nice. Excess hair has to be removed from inside the ears.
The Pumi is a robust and healthy dog in general. A few cases of hip dysplasia and patellar luxation have been identified.
Life Expectancy: About 12-13 years. But they have been known to live upto 17 years.
Group: Herding Group.
AKC Popularity Ranking: 151
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