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Pumi

Pumis have a great sense of smell and have proven themselves as successful ratters. They have also been used to drive large livestock.

About the Pumi

Pumis are cheerful herding dogs that bear a resemblance to terriers. They are excellent family dogs that have no difficulty adapting to life indoors, although they do need a lot of exercise.

All told, they are perfect as companions or sporting dogs. They are agile, bold, and intelligent dogs that have boundless energy for fun.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Hungary
Group
FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Friendly / Loyal / Sociable

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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