Country/Date of Origin: Hungary/1800s
The Pumi began to emerge as a separate breed from lines of the more ancient Hungarian Puli in the late nineteenth century. The Puli is a long haired sheep dog while the Pumi is a herding terrier with a medium long coat. The terrier characteristics are an essential part of the Pumi- both physically and temperamentally. In 1920 they appeared as a regional variety at a Hungarian show and in 1923 appeared as a separate breed. It has never, however, attained the popularity of its parent breed.
The Pumi is a versatile herder, taking responsibility for sheep, geese and pigs in its homeland.
FCI Group: 1