USD $500-$1200 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 162
Origin Hungary
Other Names Hungarian Herding Terrier, Hungarian Pumi
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$1200
How much does it cost to purchase a Pumi?
The price of a Pumi will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $500 to $1200 per Pumi 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 Pumi through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 22–33 pounds (10-15 kg),
Female: 18–29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Height Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm),
Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Herding breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose Herding
Date of Origin 1700s
Ancestry German and French Sheepdog, Puli

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Dense, Wavy, Wiry
Coat Colors Black, Fawn. Primary colours: red, yellow, cream (a trace of black or grey and a distinct mask , Grey in various shades (normally, the colour at birth is black, turning grey with time), White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Gray, Silver
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Curly
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Defensive, Extremely Bold, Intelligent, Lively, Noisy, Protective, Reserved, Restless, Sensitive, Suspicious Towards Strangers, Vigilant, Vocal
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 Yes
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
Health Problems Degenerative Myelopathy, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Primary Lens Luxation
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 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 1.2 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Pumi have a litter? Once a year.,,If you want to contact a reputed breeder, here are our suggestions: Pumi Club of Hungary
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.,,If you want to contact a reputed breeder, here are our suggestions: Pumi Club of Hungary)


The Pumi dog is a medium-sized herding breed that originated in Hungary. It is a lively, intelligent, and active breed that loves to be around people. The Pumi has a unique appearance with its wiry coat and pointed ears. It has an alert expression and an athletic build.

The lifespan of the Pumi dog is between 12 to 15 years. The size of the Pumi ranges from 17 to 19 inches tall at the shoulder and it weighs between 25 to 30 pounds. The colors of the Pumi can vary from black, white, gray, brown, or any combination of these colors.

The personality of the Pumi dog is friendly and outgoing with people but can be wary around strangers. They are very loyal to their owners and love being part of family activities. They are also very intelligent dogs that need mental stimulation in order to stay happy and healthy.

Pumis are generally friendly with other dogs as well as cats if they have been properly socialized from a young age. They can also get along well with children if they have been raised together since puppyhood; however, they may not be suitable for households with small children due to their herding instinct which could lead them to nip at running feet or hands in an attempt to herd them away from danger or into safety!

The temperament of the Pumi dog is energetic yet obedient; they are eager learners who thrive on positive reinforcement training methods such as clicker training or reward-based training methods like treats or praise when they do something correctly!

The health of the Pumi dog is generally good but there are some health issues that may affect this breed such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, epilepsy, allergies, skin problems etc., so it’s important for potential owners to research these conditions before getting a pup!

The adaptability level of the Pumi dog is high; they do well in both rural and urban environments provided that their exercise needs are met on a daily basis through walks or playtime outdoors! As pets, these dogs make great companions due to their intelligence and loyalty; plus they’re great watchdogs too!


The Pumi is a herding dog that originated in Hungary. The breed almost became extinct after World War II, but has since become popular again. The ancestry of the Pumi is thought to be a mix of several other herding breeds, including the Puli, Komondor, and Mudi. The Pumi was first recognized as a breed in 1936 by the Hungarian Kennel Club.