The Pumi is a crossbreed and its history traces back to the 17th-18th century when breeders used to cross the German and the French herding dogs. Slowly, in the last 300 years, it has become a breed in itself. Initially considered a herding dog, these dogs were also used as drivers and also as a shepherd’s companion.
In Europe, these dogs are known for their scenting abilities.
The Pumi is closely related to the Puli and the Mudi, and there are incidents were a Pumi when ditches its puppyhood gets the appearance of a Puli or a Mudi.
The Hungarian Pumi Club of America is an exclusive club for the Pumi breed.
Temperament & Personality
The Pumi puppies are not ideal for apartment life and hence is not suitable for city life. These extremely affectionate creatures love the company of the family and desire compassion of its owner. These dogs are occasional barkers and tend to bark randomly at anything. They are also suitable for the kids and found to be extremely playful with them.
Being moderately dog-friendly, the owner should always keep an eye on the dog when it mingles with other dogs in the park. They become wary if they see an unfamiliar face and can even become aggressive. This dog will be an excellent outdoor companion to its owner and will equally match steps in activities such as hiking, biking, play frisbee, a game of catch and fetch.