Are Pulis Hypoallergenic

We breed a champion line of Hungarian Puli.  Our Puli have perfect dispositions for the family environment or the show ring.  We raise Puli puppies in various colors.  Black is the most common color, but we also have White, along with a rare Silver factor and the exotic Fako, and the really rare exotic Masko Fako.  Puli are a Non-shedding and hypoallergenic dog, which make them extremely appreciated for those that might have allergies to pets.  They are highly intelligent, athletic, affectionate, loving, full of energy, easy to train and they love to be a part of a family, always willing to play with children.  They also are suspicious of strangers and therefore make a great watchdog for you and your family.  You can keep their hair combed out or make it corded if that’s what you choose, either way it is easy. You can see some of the various colors and hair styles of our Puli by looking at the Meet our Pulik webpage.  Pulik is the plural form of Puli.

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Do Pulis shed?

As can be seen, the Hungarian Puli is a truly unique breed of dog, in his coat, his intelligence and his desire to understand and to please his owners. Indeed, the Hungarian shepherds have a saying ‘the Puli is not a dog, it’s a Puli. They are medium sized, self-confident dogs that may be discriminating in those they choose to befriend while they become devoted to their own family. They can be vocal if need be and are busy dogs that like to make sure that everything they are involved in is being run properly and that all is well with their people and property. They seem to get on very well with children particularly if brought up with them. Black is the most usual colour seen in the breed but there are also grey (mostly born black so hard to tell if a puppy will eventually grey out), white and a type of fawn colour known in Hungary as ‘fako’. Pulis don’t get brushed or combed nor do they shed coat; their coats are separated by hand as their cords grow. Bathing a Puli isn’t difficult but a fully corded Puli can take quite a long time to dry. The cords fascinate people and make the breed look so distinctive. The herding instincts are a reflection on the demands of his working environment, on the Hungarian Plains he would have been in charge of large flocks of sheep. The Puli therefore had to be a forceful and vocal, as well as a companion and a close working herder and a constant to the shepherd.

Are Pulis good apartment dogs?

This breed should have plenty of daily human interaction, as they are very family oriented. If you are gone from home frequently for days on end, the Puli is not right for you. Ideally, they will have access to a large property or yard but be indoor pets.

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Thanks to their self-confidence and intelligence, the Puli will have no problem being the center of attention in your home. These dogs are as affectionate as they are energetic. But novice pet parents should beware, as all that energy needs somewhere to go in the form of vigorous exercise and lots of playtime. Although the breed’s coat is fairly allergy friendly, it has specific grooming requirements.

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Groom your Puli

Any info on Puli owners in San Diego or Southern California? I would like to chat with an owner more to know more about owning one, such as barking tendencies (which I’ve read about) and any other challenges (unrelated to grooming). Also, when forming cords is this difficult to do well? Or is it just time and patience in setting the initial cords ? Any info on owners or from owners is appreciated.


Puli is a very hardy breed. When choosing Puli, make sure you are using a reputable breeder, as they will test their stock for hip dysplasia and eye maladies, even though there are no known major health problems with this breed. Puli is a compact breed with a short, square appearance, but is a well-balance dog of medium size. He is energetic, alert and active. His uniquely striking, shaggy coat combine with his light-foot, distinctive movement suits him well for the strenuous work of herding flocks on the plains of Hungary, where the breed originate. Puli’s agility, in combination with his confidence, helps make him a playful, exuberant companion that is fun to be around. Males are generally 17 inches measure from withers to ground; while females are slightly smaller at 16 inches. Inch over or under these measurements is acceptable. They have tight body structure, which gives them a square shape. Puli’s have a strong muscular neck and a broad chest, with a tail that is carried over its back and blend into the backline. The marvelous coat of Puli is dense, weather-resistant and quite thick all over its body. The outer coat is wavy or curly, and never silky. The undercoat is soft, wooly and very dense. Coat clump together easily and, if allowed to develop naturally, will form cords in adult. Woolly cords vary in shape and thickness, either flat or round, depending on the texture of coat and balance of undercoat to outer coat. Puli may show either cord or brush. It is essential that proper double coat with correct texture always be apparent. With age, coat can become quite long, even reaching to the ground; however, only enough length to properly evaluate quality and texture is considered necessary, so as not to penalize younger or working specimens. Cord coats begin to form around the age of 6 months, when a soft woolly undercoat intermingles with a harsher outer-coat. Form mats should be regularly separated by hand at this stage. Clumps should be torn apart by hand from tip to skin. Each coat is individual, but as rough guide, these sections should not be made thinner than the width of pencil. It is a relaxing and enjoyable process for dog and owner, and it takes little time if do regularly. Keeping fully cord puli is very easy since they take little care apart from regular coat separation and, of course, bathing. Bathing is as easy as washing a sweater, but drying does takes some time. With a dryer, fully cord Puli coat will take several hours to dry. Without drier, it can take around 2 days to fully dry. Eyes and ears should be cleaned regularly, and nails keep clip. This breed does not shed its coat. If you are allergic to dogs in general, testing compatibility with Puli is recommended since their coat is unique.

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If you bath your Puli, make sure that all the shampoo from
each dreadlock has been rinsed. It is important because the dried residue of
shampoo can lead to skin irritation. The coat of a Puli usually takes a few
days to dry on its own. Alternatively, you can dry up your pup in a few hours
by using a blow dryer.

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