The Puli is an active, happy little dog that is very loyal towards their owners. It is also known for being fairly easy to train and good around children.

These small dogs are a little wary of strangers and do make decent little watchdogs, they are suitable for apartment living too.

Puli Facts


Exercise Requirements:      4 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 43 cm (16 in)

Weight: 10-11 kg (22-24 lb)

Coat: Long fur that looks just like dread locks hence aka raster dog

Colour: White, black, grey and apricot

Lifespan: 12 years

Special Characteristics

This is an obedient and agile little dog that has lots of energy and loves to play. Although they do like children they are not recommended to be around young children below the ages of 7.

Exercise Requirements

These small dogs are classed as having high exercise requirements. They will need two good walks each day combined with a long play session at home.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are loyal, protective, obedient and affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Good with children, will not react well to boisterous play and are not recommended to be around younger kids.

Other Pets: Are good around other pets including cats.

Strangers: Are wary of strangers and might bark at them if they show any threat.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are friendly towards unknown dogs if socialised from a young age.

What to Watch Out For

They are known for excessive barking, particularly if they feel that their owner is being threatened. This breed of dog does not shed any fur at all, but does need washing on a regular basis and if left to dry naturally can take a long time to do so, several days in fact.

Health Risks

Only a few health risks to take note of with this breed including; hip dysplasia and eye problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Puli needs to be strong willed and confident, if not the dog will think it can rule the home and training could well be problematic.

More Photos

Puli with grey fur coat Puli with black fur coat

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