Puli Personality traits and Temperament
The Puli is an affectionate, loving dog that enjoys being with his family. They are also known as pulik or komodor. They are intelligent, agile and has a strong work ethic. But these are very strong willed dogs and need equally strong owners. They have lot of energy and need a lot of exercise. So be prepared to put in a lot of effort into exercising the dog.
They are very athletic and can jump over fences and walls easily. Therefore whenever they are allowed to play in the yard, strict supervision is needed.
There are good companion for children. They adore the kids and make good playmates for them. They are protective of the children in his family and shuttle them around the house, tugging gently at them to move them away from perceived danger. Since they have a flocking habit, they may nip at the feet of the children or even adults. They are not that social with other dogs and cats.
They have a very suspicious nature and are very alert. They do not welcome strangers and can be prone to excessive barking in their presence. They need early socialization and exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences when they’re young. Socialization helps ensure that your Puli puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have a dense, weather-resistant coat that can be wavy or curly but never silky. The undercoat is soft, woolly and dense. The hair clumps easily and if left to itself will form woolly cords as the dog matures. The corded coat is never brushed but managed by hand: first it’s dampened with water, and then the cords are separated and twirled. The length of the corded coat is sometimes trimmed to keep it from collecting dust and dirt. The Puli’s coat should never be dirty, matted or bad-smelling.
Trimming the hair around the mouth and cleaning the dog’s face after meals is one way to help reduce odour. Bathing and drying a Puli can take hours and it is not advisable to bathe a corded puli frequently.
Other grooming tips include trimming the nails as needed, and brushing the teeth frequently. Check the ears weekly for dirt, redness or a bad odor that can indicate an infection.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $600 – $1000
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-16 YEARS
Weight: 25-35 pounds
Height: 16-17 inches
Colors: Black, Silver, White, Brown, Brindle, Cream
How to Train this dog
They are independent and strong willed and needs a kind, but firm hand to bring out his best behaviour. They get bored with repetitive tasks, such as obedience but they can be trained well for agility and herding. Keep lessons fresh, short, and fun to maintain his interest. Housetraining might be a challenge. Crate training is recommended. Use positive reinforcement training techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards, and be patient. They will respond to kind, firm, consistent training, but he can be stubborn.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Dietary needs are normal for this dog breed. They can be prone to put on some extra weight, so measure their food portions carefully.
Allergies: Can be allergic to a variety of feeds and medicines. Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial skin infections
Health problems: The most common orthopaedic disease is hip dysplasia, then luxating patella (loose knees), then elbow dysplasia. Eye diseases like progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, and retinal dysplasia can also occur.
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Puli as Buster or Byron if he is a male and April or Cupcake if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
Photo Credits: Sannse, Ohari