Puli Breed Profile


The Puli is a compact, square appearing, well balanced dog of medium size. He is vigorous, alert and active. Striking and highly characteristic is the shaggy coat which, combined with his light-footed, distinctive movement, has fitted him for the strenuous work of herding flocks on the plains of Hungary. Agility, combined with soundness of mind and body, is of prime importance for the proper fulfillment of this centuries-old task.


Only the solid colors of rusty black, black, all shades of gray, and white


By nature an affectionate, intelligent and home-loving companion, the Puli is sensibly suspicious and therefore an excellent watchdog.


The Puli originated in Hungary around the 1500s as a flock herder and guarder. Due to their intelligence and personality, they became an ideal family dog. The Puli was near extinction towards the end of World War II, until breed fanciers brought their numbers up. They are still considered to be an ideal companion and versatile breed; able to handle apartment life or in a house with a yard in all climates.

Care Level

Medium (strong willed)