The Pumi has been an established breed for more than 300 years, but wasn’t officially recognized until the 1920s. Its unique appearance is said to have been derived from another Hungarian breed, the Puli, being bred to French and German herding dogs. The coat is wavy and curly, but never corded or smooth. The breed continues to be used as a herding and guard dog, so it has an alert, lively and energetic personality. It needs regular exercise and activity. Because of this working background, the Pumi is known to bark consistently and be a bit wary of strangers, which could pose a problem for suburban living.
Renaissance for Rare Breeds?
Rare Breeds are Gaining Popularity, Editor’s Note Dogs in Review February 2011 This column is being written a week after I attended the huge Rose City Classic shows in Portland, Ore., where an Icelandic Sheepdog made American history by winning an all-breed Best in Show in an entry of 2629. The week before, a Redbone Coonhound won a Hound Group First from the classes in a strong section of the country, and is placing in the Group regularly.These wins come on the heels of 2010, a year that saw a multiple BIS…
Short and curly.
Groom as needed.