Puli

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 4in - 1ft 6in
Weight: 25-35lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 15 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty5/5
  • Shedding Amount1/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Puli Information

PuliLook at that hair! The Puli sports some of the coolest fur ever seen on a dog. His tight wooly cords have been compared to dreadlocks and can be black, white or gray in color. Back in his homeland of Hungary, he is a national treasure, having been part of the culture for more than 1,000 years.

The Pulis are more than great hair, however. They are sweet and affectionate and love being part of family. In fact, this breed is quite the homebody, preferring to stay in the house where they serve as excellent watchdogs.

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Breed FAQs

Can Pulis be apartment dogs?

Pulis aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Pulis be left alone?

While Pulis prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Pulis good with kids?

Pulis can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Pulis friendly with strangers?

Although Pulis can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Pulis get along with other dogs?

Pulis aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Pulis bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Pulis bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Pulis shed a lot?

The Puli rarely, or never, sheds. They're excellent for someone who doesn't want to clean up much dog hair.

Do Pulis need a lot of grooming?

Expect Pulis to require regular grooming. Their coats will need brushing and continued maintenance.

Do Pulis need a lot of exercise?

A Puli will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Pulis easy to train?

Most Pulis are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Pulis handle cold weather?

Pulis do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Pulis handle hot weather?

Pulis do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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