The Puli is one of the most special races of Hungary, he is considered as national pride, for their participation and iconic nature.

 

The Puli since antiquity has been indispensable companion and assistant from shepherds and ranchers. The story goes far back in the Puli, have been found statues of a dog very similar to a Puli in Sumeria in the year 4 BC. Surely the Puli dog breed has an age equivalent to the thousand or a thousand hundred years of history. We even dare attributing a plus century old if we place this race in Italy , along with other Hungarian sheepdogs , pastoralists of Bergamo and Maremmano Abrucence as the oldest breeds of European sheepdogs, of which shepherds breeds currently descend.

 

During the nomadic herders the Puli had a very loyal assistant until the Hungarians were accentuated in the valley of Karpat. For these ancient shepherds, Puli size was not important, because they were impressed with the animal's intelligence and willingness to work, for these reasons, the Puli was highly valued and respected by these ancient nomads. It is believed that his responsibilities as a herding dog may have contributed to their sense of independence. The original race was several colors and has only been through years of specialized breeding color variations were eliminated. Many pastors prefer the color black because it is easier to distinguish between sheep. Therefore, larger dogs in Hungary probably used as guardians at night, and small black dogs as shepherds during the day. After the destruction of Hungary by the invaders in the sixteenth century, the country was repopulated with people, sheep and dogs from Western Europe.

 

In early 1900 there was an effort to resurrect the Puli, the first standard was written in 1925. At that time the Hungarian Pulis had changed much in height , of large "police dogs" to medium "working dogs", and then to the small "dwarves" . The medium-sized dogs were traditionally the most representative of the breed Puli grazing and established themselves as the desired size.


During World War II, this breed almost comes to an end, and was reduced to just a few dozen dogs. Devoted breeders controlled and assisted the race managed to survive to tell the story, and now everyone can enjoy these peculiar Hungarians.

 

The Puli understand whit words not by scolding and even less with hits, the family and its members always are received with great joy, spin, jump, bark, they show much their love; adults and even geriatric dogs, are very attached, and playful with their peers, and are children lovers and can live well with cats.

 
     
 
 
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