The Hungarian Herding Terrier
Pumis are intelligent and bark easily, but are easy to train. With the intelligence of a herding dog and the alertness of a terrier, this breed needs an active owner who can give it plenty of exercise. Things like herding, agility and obedience training, flyball, jogging, or playing fetch are great ways to keep this breed healthy and active. Pumis are good with children and other animals, as long as they are trained from an early age. It retains a playful temperament into adulthood and this, together with its tufted ears, gives its Hungarian nickname, “the clown"
Eye Color: Blue or Brown
Coat Color: Grey, Black, White, or Fawn
Coat Length: Medium-Long
Coat Density: Shaggy and Dense
Coat Texture: Wavy or Curly
Height: 43-45 Inches
Weight: 12-13 Pounds
Pumis are intelligent and very energetic. Pumis are quite vocal, and will often bark when they have nothing to do, or when they want something. Being a vocal dog, they are not recommended for apartment and some subdivisions where noise ordinances are concern. Pumis are very good with other people, as well as pets. They are wary of new people and will often observe people for a bit before approaching them. Being a herding dog, they will also have the tendency to nip at legs in an attempt to herd them, however, they respond well to training and as long as they are provided constant training, this won't be a problem. Overall, the Pumi is a great choice as a family companion and will provide years of loyalty and spunkiness.
Activity Level: High
Weekly Walk Mileage: 12 miles
Activity Per Day: 60 Minutes
Maintenance Tools: Pin Brush, Comb, Nail Clippers
Brushing Frequency: Every 3 to 6 Weeks