Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 12-13, Female: 10-11
Height: Male: 16-19, Female: 15-18
Origin of Name: The Pumi is a medium-small breed of sheep dog from Hungary.
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Authorities recognize three lambs indigenous to Hungary: Mudi, Puli and Pumi. Puli is said to be the oldest, now established in Hungary at about a.d. 800. From 300 to 400 years ago, pulis were combined with Western European shepherd dogs and terriers to produce poomi. For years Pumi was considered the regional form of Puli. This began to change in the early 20th century, when the standardization of the two breeds began.