Illustration of Hungarian Puli

Like the Kuvasz, the Puli owes its origins to Hungarian herding dogs of the Far East, which accompanied the Magyars as they travelled west. One of the Hungarian corded breeds, the puppy coat of loose flocks later cords naturally and provides insulation and protection. Underneath the coat the dog is lightly built and his nimble movement and agility made him fit for function. The Puli is often seen running across the backs of a closely grouped herd.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

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