Other names : Hungarian Pumi, Hungarian Herding Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Pumi has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 15 and 17 in
Male Between 16 and 19 in

Adult weight

Female Between 18 and 29 lb
Male Between 22 and 33 lb
Coat colour
Black White Blue Brown
Type of coat
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More details about the Pumi

Pumi: Origins and history

A descendant of the high-energy Puli breed and a touch of terrier, the Pumi originates from 17th century Hungary, where she was used by shepherds to herd cattle, sheep and pigs. She has since remained the most popular herding dog in Hungary but has gained popularity in other countries too, mostly down to her adorable, koala-like looks.

FCI classification of the Pumi

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Pumi

The Pumi is intelligent and can pick up new tricks and follow orders with ease. However, the independent streak means training should start early.

Pumi: Purchase price

They are fairly hard to come across in the UK, but you can expect to pay upwards of £1000 for a KC-Registered dog. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £50 to £80 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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