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Puli

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Puli
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Appearance
14-18" (37-46 cm) 22-33 lb (10-15 kg) Weather-resistant coat with long, wavy or curly coarse outercoat. Fine, soft dense undercoat. Mature coat naturally forms cords. Solid black, rusty black, all shades of grey, white, apricot.
BIS Ch. Kirasdream Anji of Immerzu. Bred by Terry & Stephanie Horan and Bob & Pat Carpenter; Owned by Ann Tober.
History

History

The Puli immigrated to Hungary in the early 9th century with the Magyars and their flocks of sheep. The early dogs varied widely in type and are the progenitors of the Puli, Komondor, Kuvasz and Tibetan Terrier. Pulis are the ultimate sheep herding dog. Darker-coated dogs guarded flocks during the day, while lighter-coated dogs guarded at night. The dogs were so valuable that a shepherd might save a year’s wages just to purchase one. Their unique technique of jumping on the backs of sheep made them an unusual and effective flock manager. Interbreeding and wars decimated the purebred Puli until 1912, when Emil Raitsits recognized the dog’s value. In 1915, he wrote up a breed standard and worked to reconstruct the breed, specifically by preserving its size, colour and coat. While there were originally four sizes, the middle-sized dog was most versatile and became the true breed type.

Personality

Like many guardian breeds, the Puli is an excellent watchdog and guardian. He is cautious with strangers, and takes time to develop trust. But he is affectionate and devoted to those he calls his own. A working dog, the Puli likes to be kept occupied, and responds well to training. Early socialization with a variety of people and places will be a plus.

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Puli Breeders

Puli Canada
Alberta

Puli Canada, Ann Tober. (780) 721-5192; puliville@hotmail.com; www.pulicanada.com

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Windkist Kennels Reg’d
Alberta

Windkist Kennels Reg’d, Ann Tober. Windkist Kennels has been registered with the Canadian Kennel Club since 1998. My dogs have competed in obedience, conformation and agility. I believe in breeding healthy, well rounded dogs that are suitable as pets as well as competition dogs. All of my dogs are tested for genetic health problems before being used for breeding. I also handle the showing of the Windkist Pulis! 11520-83 Street, Edmonton, AB T5B 2Y5. (780) 721-5192; puliville@hotmail.com; www.windkistkennels.com

 

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Immerzu Perm. Reg’d
Nova Scotia

Immerzu Perm Reg’d, Terry & Stephanie Horan. We are proud to be Canada’s winningest Puli breeders. Puppies are occasionally available for showing, performance events and as lively, loving companions. Older dogs are sometimes available. All breeding stock health checked. Delighted to offer advice and information from over 45 years’ experience with the breed. 14924 HWY 6, RR 2, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0. (902) 257-1143; stephanie@immerzupuli.com; www.immerzupuli.com

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