The Puli is a obedient, loyal, energetic, and intelligent small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Puli may also be called by the name of Pulik, Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. The Puli comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Sheepdogs. The Puli may be a member of your family from anywhere between 10 and 15 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Puli belongs to the Herding breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. Many people have found that they love the Puli while others have not found this dog to be as great. The Puli may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Puli is a compact, square, and fine-boned body with a domed head small dog with a Long length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Puli ranges in height from 16in up to as tall as 17in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. The Puli can weight anywhere between 25lbs and 35lbs, but as with all animals, if they do not get their exercise they may exceed the average maximum. The Puli is a small dog with a Long, corded, thick, and tough type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Puli to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of black, gray, apricot, or white.


The Puli is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Puli is not a small dog that is made to show off as it is very difficult to train. The Puli is very playful, but can have its moments where it would rather lay around than play, but that will not be very often. The Puli is full of energy, which means that you will never have a dull moment with this small dog! If you want a dog that will follow you everywhere you go and show you how much they love you, then the Puli dog is for you. The Puli is average with children, which means that it may learn to love them or it may always try to keep its distance. It may take the Puli some time to get to know new people, but when it does it will win them over with its obedient, loyal, energetic, and intelligent personality. If you are looking for a dog to make you feel safe, the Puli is a great choice as it is a high rated watch dog. Some dogs are not meant to be with other dogs as they may react in a dangerous way, the Puli is one of these dogs. If you have cats, the Puli is not a good dog to bring it to your home as it does not get along with cats at all.


The Puli sheds very little, if at all, it would be a great indoor pet as it would not leave fur all over your home. The Puli is great for those with allergies as it is hypoallergenic and will not affect those who have allergies. The Puli requires a lot of grooming for its Long corded, thick, and tough coat, you will spend quite a bit of money and time on doing this. The Puli is average when it comes to health, it may have some health issues but not more than the normal dog. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Puli these issues include Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The upkeep for the Puli can cost you up to an estimate of $1200 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.