The Puli has been assisting shepherds with their flocks in what is modern day Hungary for over a 1000 years. Puli ancestors were similar to the Kuvasz and Komondor and the breed nearly vanished in the 1600’s due to interbreeding. Fortunately for us, the breed was resurrected in the early 1900’s and the durable, charismatic Puli survives as a hard-working stock dog and good-humored companion. Their wooly coat is traditionally allowed to cord to form a weather-proof layer of protection from the elements. A corded coat does require maintenance, especially thorough drying after bathing to prevent mildew in the cords. They are lively and intelligent and are likely to excel in herding, obedience, agility, conformation, therapy, and other avenues which satisfy their natural proclivity to work and please. Pulik can adapt to a variety of living situations as long as they are receive adequate exercise and attention. They are naturally protective the home and people they adore.