Other names: Hungarian Pumi
Country of origin: Hungary
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 12 – 13 years
Temperament: Protective, Active, Intellectual, Reserved, Vocal, Lively
Height: Males: 41-47 cm; Females: 38-44 cm
Weight: Females: 8-13 kg; Males: 10-15 kg
Color: Gray, Grizzle, Rust, Black, Sand, Silver
Price of puppies: $2500 – $3000 USD
Pumi – medium height, very lively temperament, terrier-like character. The terrier-related traits are most clearly expressed in the elongated head, elongated muzzle, and erect ears with curled tips. Square addition. With vertical limbs and curly, medium-length hair. There are various colors but never spotted.
Pumi is a very skinny dog with firm muscles. The forechest is flat, moderately broad; the ribcage is deep and long, reaching to the elbows. Ribs are flat rather than barrel-shaped. The line of the back is firmly tilted back, the back and loin are short and tight. The croup is short, slightly sloping. Pronounced, long withers.
Pumi is an active, intelligent, reserved, noisy, and energetic protective dog. She can be described as an energetic dog with a bold rather than restless temperament. This dog is distrustful of outsiders. Always ready for action. A striking feature is the frequent and deafening barking. Timidity is atypical for this breed.