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Size: Small / Medium

Weight: 22 - 33 lbs.

Height: 13" - 19"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Patellar luxation; hip dysplasia

Origin: Hungary

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Early socialization is necessary for the Pumi. These dogs tend to be wary of strangers and protective of its family. A lively and active breed, Pumi are intelligent, easy to train and tend to bark. Often used for hunting, as well as search and rescue, dog dancing and detection.

Compatibility with Kids

Usually good with children


The breed was developed from a cross between the Pumi and the German Spitz in the 1880s. It was not recognized as a distinct breed until the 1920s.

Pet Facts

Reputed to be a good ratter.