USD $1000-$1200 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



12-16 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 142
Origin Hungary
Other Names Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Puli Dog, Puli Kutya, Pulik
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1000-$1200
How much does it cost to purchase a Puli?
The price of a Puli will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1000 to $1200 per Puli if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Puli through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg),
Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Height Male: 16-17½ inches (41-46 cm),
Female: 14½-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Lifespan 12-16 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Herding breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose sheep herding
Date of Origin middle ages
Ancestry Hungarian shepherd dog

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Corded, Curly, Dense, Double, Heavy, Ribbon, Tangled, These are the most typical, but never silky., Thick, Wavy, Woolly
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Cream, Silver, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Gray, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Corded
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Monthly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Energetic, Faithful, Home-Loving, Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient, Smart
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.,,Weather-resistant, because the raging heat, the chilly cold, the harsh, hard herding work resisted the breed from the extreme weather conditions.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $2.00
Monthly Cost $45.00 - $60.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Puli have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Puli is a medium-sized Hungarian herding dog that has been around for centuries. It is known for its unique corded coat, which gives it a shaggy and unkempt look. The Puli is an intelligent and loyal breed that makes an excellent companion for active families.

Appearance: The Puli has a long, thick coat of fur that can be either black or white in color. Its fur is usually corded, meaning it forms into tight cords or mats when left to grow out naturally. This gives the Puli its signature shaggy look. The breed also has a distinctive face with dark eyes and ears that stand erect on the head.

Lifespan, Size, Weight, and Colors: The average lifespan of the Puli is 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 25 and 35 pounds and stand between 16 and 18 inches tall at the shoulder. As mentioned above, they come in two colors – black or white – but some may have patches of both colors on their coats as well as other shades such as gray or brown.

Personality: The Puli is an intelligent breed with a strong work ethic and loyalty to its family members. They are alert dogs who are always ready to protect their owners from danger if necessary. They are also very playful dogs who love spending time with their families outdoors playing games like fetch or tug-of-war.

Friendliness: The Puli gets along well with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from an early age. They are generally friendly towards strangers but may bark at them if they feel threatened in any way by their presence in their home environment or yard space

Temperament: The temperament of the Puli can vary depending on how it was raised by its owners but generally speaking they tend to be calm yet alert dogs who enjoy being around people but don’t necessarily need constant attention from them all the time either .

Health: Generally speaking ,the health of the pulis is good , however there are some health issues associated with this breed such as hip dysplasia , eye problems ,and skin allergies . It's important to keep up with regular vet visits so any potential issues can be caught early on .

Adaptability Level :The adaptability level of this breed varies depending on how much exercise they get each day . If given enough exercise ,they will do well living in apartments or small homes . However ,they do need plenty of outdoor activity so having access to a yard would be ideal for them .

Benefits Of Having A Pet :Pulis make great pets because they are loyal companions who love spending time outdoors playing games like fetch or tug-of-war .They also require minimal grooming due to their corded coats which means less maintenance for pet owners ! Additionally ,they get along well with children making them great family pets !


The Puli is a Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog breed. The Puli is a small to medium-sized dog, with a long, thick, corded coat. The coat is usually black, but can also be white, grey, or cream. The Puli is considered to be one of the most ancient breeds of dogs, and its ancestry can be traced back to Asia.

The Puli was brought to Hungary by the Magyars in the 10th century. For centuries, the breed was used as a herder and livestock guardian. However, by the mid-20th century, the Puli was on the brink of extinction. In an effort to save the breed, a few Hungarian breeders began to promote and preserve the Puli.

In recent years, the Puli has become increasingly popular both in Hungary and abroad. The breed has been featured in movies and television shows, and has even been dubbed the “newest hipster dog” by some media outlets. Despite its newfound popularity, the Puli remains a relatively rare breed outside of Hungary.