Size: Small / Medium
Weight: 22 - 33 lbs.
Height: 13" - 19"
Life Span: 12 - 13 years
Health Problems: Patellar luxation; hip dysplasia
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
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.
Reputed to be a good ratter.