Puli Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Puli for Sale

Group:
Working dog
undefined
Hungary
Height Male:
36 - 45 cm14 - 18 inches
Height Female:
36 - 45 cm14 - 18 inches
Weight Male:
10 - 13 kg22 - 29 pounds
Weight Female:
10 - 13 kg22 - 29 pounds
Life Span:
10 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
4 - 6
Size:
Medium
Other Names:
None
Colors Available:
Black, white, cream
Coat:
Long and corded
Shedding:
Minimal
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Quiet, Responsive, Social, Stubborn, Territorial
Grooming:
High Maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
Yes
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Puli for Sale

puliThe Puli’s history is ancient, going back about 2,000 years. It is believed that Sumerians used Puli-type dogs to herd sheep thousands of years ago.

Ancient excavations show signs of Puli dogs. It is believed that Magyar tribesmen brought Pulis to Hungary for their herding abilities. The Puli was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1936, and the Puli Club of America was formed in 1951.

Description - Puli for Sale

puli puppyThe Puli is a medium sized dog from Hungary standing at between 36 an 45cm in height and weighing 10 to 13kg. He has always been a herding dog and his long,corded coat has been his trademark.

The color of the coat can be black, white or cream but black is the color most seen with the Puli. The dog may well be a low shedder, but the coat is still going to need a lot of maintenance to keep it looking reasonable. It gets longer and longer and will need to be groomed to keep the cords neat and clean.

Temperament:

The Puli is an intelligent dog and it can be trained to respond to some simple commands. If the dog gets enough exercise, he can adapt to life in the country or in the city. As a herding dog he is used to being busy and will need walks, a run off his leash in the park and ball games.

They get on well with children and with other pets and are loyal to their owners and wary of strangers. They are highly active dogs these, and they just love playing games throughout their adult lives.

Because they are dogs which need a lot of exercise and space, they are more suited to life in the countryside as opposed to life on a small property in the city. They also make good faithful family guardians.

Health Problems - Puli for Sale

puli dogJoints, eyes, and skin problems can cause problems with the Puli dog. Hip dysplasia is a problem with many dogs that can cause pain and also lameness.

Check your pet over with grooming sessions and make sure both the ears and eyes are free of discharge and redness.

The coat is thick and the Puli will require you to watch his skin for bacterial infections which can be caused by a lot of itching and scratching. Other common canine health issues to look out for are cancer and bloat.

Caring The Pet - Puli for Sale

Training:

puli puppiesTraining and socialization is important for any dog and not just the Puli. Well trained dogs are a joy to have around – they are obedient and well mannered. The Puli is intelligent enough for you to train him yourself or you can have a professional trainer do it for you.

Exercise:

The Puli is an athletic dog but you don’t want to start with any strenuous exercise with a young dog less than a year of age. Take your young dog for walks and give him some ball games. Only start more strenuous exercise later on to spare unnecessary pressure on the joints which could lead to hip dysplasia later on.

Grooming:

Every dog needs to be brushed and groomed to ensure its health. A dog like the Puli will need additional grooming because of the long dreadlocks for a coat. Many Puli owners prefer to have the hair cut short.

The coat of the Puli luckily doesn’t shed much but the coat, if you keep it long, will require a special wide tooth comb. You’ll need to check inside his ears, check that his eyes are bright without any discharge and also trim his nails.

You will have to check inside his mouth too. He can’t tell you if he has a rotten tooth that is painful and causing him to be sick. You need to regularly check his teeth.

Diet:

It is important to know how much to feed your Puli. A healthy diet is so important for good health and a long life. All dogs have different appetites depending on their age, their breed, their size, the season of life they’re in and their activity levels.

It is better to feed your dog twice a day as opposed to one meal a day to avoid life threatening illnesses such as bloat. There are excellent commercially manufactured dog foods, but also bad ones, so you want to make sure that the kibble you choose is a high quality one with lots of vitamins and minerals.

You want to give him some home-made food too, keeping it simple and uncomplicated – the way dogs like it. Boiled chicken, brown rice or pasta and spinach, sweet potatoes and carrots are a healthy choice for your pet.

Chop it up and add it into the dry kibble a couple of times a week. Some raw meat added in from time to time will contribute to him being healthy. Never leave him without a constant source of fresh, cool water.

Characteristics - Puli for Sale

puli dogsYour Puli is a self-confident, strong willed dog that is intelligent and can learn to be obedient and well mannered. They are also social and playful, and will love to be a family pet, being prepared to provide friendship and loyalty.

Because he has always been a herding dog, he takes his role of guardian and protector of his human family seriously. He makes a splendid pet if you’re ready to tackle the long coat which makes sure he doesn’t fit into the low-maintenance category.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Puli vs English Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  2. Puli vs German Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  3. Puli vs Golden Retriever - Breed Comparison
  4. Puli vs Labrador Retriever - Breed Comparison
  5. Puli vs West Highland White Terrier - Breed Comparison
  6. Puli vs French Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  7. Puli vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  8. Puli vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  9. Puli vs Poodle - Breed Comparison
  10. Puli vs Rottweiler - Breed Comparison
  11. Puli vs Boxer - Breed Comparison
  12. Puli vs English Pointer - Breed Comparison
  13. Puli vs Siberian Husky - Breed Comparison
  14. Puli vs Doberman Pinscher - Breed Comparison
  15. Puli vs American Bully - Breed Comparison
  16. Puli vs Abruzzenhund - Breed Comparison
  17. Puli vs Affenpinscher - Breed Comparison
  18. Puli vs Afghan Hound - Breed Comparison
  19. Puli vs Aidi - Breed Comparison
  20. Puli vs Airedale Terrier - Breed Comparison
  21. Puli vs Akbash Dog - Breed Comparison
  22. Puli vs Akita - Breed Comparison
  23. Puli vs Africanis - Breed Comparison
  24. Puli vs Askal - Breed Comparison
  25. Puli vs Atlas Terrier - Breed Comparison
  26. Puli vs Aussie Poo - Breed Comparison
  27. Puli vs Artois Hound - Breed Comparison
  28. Puli vs Ariegeois - Breed Comparison
  29. Puli vs Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie - Breed Comparison
  30. Puli vs Aussie Doodles - Breed Comparison
  31. Puli vs Austrailian Blue Heeler - Breed Comparison
  32. Puli vs Australian Kelpie - Breed Comparison
  33. Puli vs Australian Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  34. Puli vs Australian Red Heeler - Breed Comparison
  35. Puli vs Australian Cattle Dog - Breed Comparison
  36. Puli vs Australian Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  37. Puli vs Alano Espanol - Breed Comparison
  38. Puli vs Alopekis - Breed Comparison
  39. Puli vs Alpine Dachsbracke - Breed Comparison
  40. Puli vs American Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  41. Puli vs Australian Collie - Breed Comparison
  42. Puli vs Australian Silky Terrier - Breed Comparison
  43. Puli vs Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Breed Comparison
  44. Puli vs Antebellum Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  45. Puli vs Australian Terrier - Breed Comparison
  46. Puli vs American Cocker Spaniel - Breed Comparison
  47. Puli vs American English Coonhound - Breed Comparison
  48. Puli vs Austrian Black and Tan Hound - Breed Comparison
  49. Puli vs American Eskimo Dog - Breed Comparison
  50. Puli vs Bakharwal Dog - Breed Comparison