Hungría FCI 56


The Pumi is a rustic dog, docile, independent and very protective with their own.

The Pumi It is a herding dog size medium of the Terrier group, originally from Hungary.

The Pumi has been used as a "farm dog" in general, in grazing sheep not only, but also cows and pigs, and also for catching small rodents. Originated from the 17TH and 18th century, When the grazing done by dogs Terrier, brought to Hungary from Germany and France, It was somewhat common. These Terrier-type dogs, Hungary indigenous pastors were mixing with dogs, and the result of such crossing gave rise to the sympathetic current Pumi, It is a dog of Terrier blood but with the heart of dog. He was raised as a working dog, an autonomous and free animal.

The breed was developed until the of 1970, and within their ancestors or, in the crosses which gave rise to the Pumi, also participated other Hungarian dogs such as the Puli and Mudi.

The Pumi received recognition Federation Cynologique Internationale in the year 1966. The race was very unknown outside Hungary until the year 1970. In 1973, the first Pumi were exported to Finland, and in 1985 to Sweden. Later, they were also exported to Germany, Holland, Italy, and in the Decade of 1990 to United States. In 2004 the Pumi was accepted by the American Kennel Club, the registry was created and founded the American Club of the Hungarian Pumi. The 1 in January of 2011, The Pumi was accepted into the group "Miscellaneous Class" of the AKC. Group which includes several different races.

The Pumi, originally, It was used as a grazing dog, But today, most of them are used for other purposes such as the various canine skills (Dog Agility, Dog Dancing, Obedience) and for other purposes, as search and rescue or wild boar hunting, for example.

In the news, the Pumi is still, relatively, unknown outside Hungary, but in Sweden and Finland are registered each year about 100 copies of Pumi every year.

In both countries, they are used as company dogs and dog competitions in Agility, You can see almost every year in Championship important for each country.

Physical characteristics

The Pumi is a dog of body light, with a long, thin head. The snout is a 45% the length of his head. The stop is quite pronounced and the skull is flat seen from one side. The eyes are small, dark, very lively and slightly oblique.

The males of the Pumi race measure of 41 to 47 cm. to the cross and weigh in 10 to 15 kg, the females measure of 38 to 44 cm and weigh in 8 to 13 kg.

The majority of the Pumi are gray, any gray-scale is accepted at the dog shows. The grey Pumi are born black but begin to gradually where starting at the 6 u 8 weeks. The final color can predict the color of their parents. They are also accepted colors black, "white or"maszkos fakó” (It is a color between yellow and Brown with a darker mask).

The the mantle is double layer, a looped collector external of thick hair of, approximately, 7 26cm in length, and a soft smooth internal layer. It should combed every few weeks and cut each 2 or 4 months (If necessary). The layer of hair is constantly growing (As of the Poodle) and, If not maintained a regular toilet, the hair can be damaged.

The leading brand of the Pumi are their ears, always warning she takes them upright and with the tip bent down. They are coated in perlo longer than in the rest of the body.

It is a dog that is in good health and has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years, Although known cases with 19 years of life to the dying.

Problems known are the hip dysplasia and luxation, but it is not a race at risk for hip dysplasia, at least not contained in the Ranking of dogs affected by hip dysplasia. Best health records are found in Finland and Sweden and the 80% of the Pumi are born with healthy hips.

Pumi: Standard FCI

HEAD: Relatively long and narrow. The shape of the head is marked by the extended snout.


  • Skull: The Crown area is relatively broad and domed. The forehead that is long is little vaulted, profile view is flat. Supraciliares arches are moderately developed.
  • Depression links (Stop): Barely perceptible. The surface of the front runs between the arcades orbital passing long and continuing in the nasal helm.


  • Truffle: Narrow, with blunt edges and black in all varieties of the mantle.
  • Snout: The nasal helm is straight. The extended facial region close to the truffle although it will never be pointed.
  • Belfos: Adherents to the bite, pigmented dark.
  • JAWS / Teeth: Powerful JAWS. The teeth, strong and well developed white. Hand in hand, According to the tooth of the dog and bite in scissors and complete formula.
  • Cheeks: Forelegs well.
  • Eyes: To medium-distance one from the other and placed slightly obliquely, medium-sized, oval, torn, dark brown. The look is lively and intelligent. The edges of the lids firmly support the eyeball and are well Pigmented.
  • Ears: The ears are erect and high insertion. The upper third is bent forward. Are size medium, symmetrical and shaped inverted ¨V¨. Their movements are active.

NECK: Long Middle, little arched and well muscled. It is positioned at an angle of between 50 ° and 55 ° relative to the horizontal. The skin of the neck is firm, dry, without wrinkles.

BODY: The muscles are well developed, dry, especially strong and resistant. It is an extremely gaunt race and a harmonious picture.

  • Top line: Straight.
  • Cross: Well marked long and tilted back.
  • Back: Straight, short and firm.
  • Pork loin: Short, firmly attached, straight.
  • Rump: Short, slightly tilted, half-width.
  • Breast : The front of the chest is flat, No broadband, rather deep. The ribs are little arched, rather flat. The rib cage is long, deep and reaches the height of the elbows.
  • Bottom line: Firm, collection backwards.

TAIL: High insertion, It forms a wide circular curvature on the rump. The fur on the underside of the tail is a long between 7 cm and 12 cm., wire, Open, with little internal NAP. Anuran dogs nor dogs with tails cut or birth are not supported.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Seen from the front, previous members holding the body as columns, they are straight, parallel and not too separated from each other.

  • Shoulder: The scapula bone is long and slightly steep. The angle to the horizontal is of approximately 55 degrees. Top tips of the scapulae are found in one vertical with the deepest point of the chest.
  • Arm: Short and muscular. The scapula and arm forming an angle of 100 to 110 degrees.
  • Elbow: Well supported on the body.
  • Forearm: Long, enjuto.
  • Metacarpus: Steep.
  • Front feet: Cat feet, round, with fingers together to each other. The pads are elastic, strong nails, black or grey slate.


  • The later members they are very powerful. Seen in profile are something stretched backwards. Seen from behind are parallel, straight, too close together or too far apart.
  • Thigh: Muscled, long and tilted backward.
  • Knee: At the same height of the elbows.
  • Leg: Long, spandrel.
  • Hock: I enjuto and with a sharp outline.
  • Metatarsus: Short and steep.
  • Rear feet: As the front. The Spurs are unwanted.

MOVEMENT: Movement really lively and full of temperament. Short step, energetic, dynamic and harmonious. The porte is proud and bold. The trot is mild and harmony, the dog placed exactly their back feet in the footprints left by the previous.

SKIN: Without wrinkles, heavily Pigmented. Hair-free zones are black or slate grey.


HAIR: Wavy and curly hair is hair and is never smooth or knurled. The average of the length of the hair is of 4 to 7 cm.; gathered in larger or smaller strands, the hair is elastic, messy and dense. The mantle is composed of an outer layer of hair, fence and strong but not rude and a soft inner NAP. The hair of the ears point upwards, they are wired, rough, dense and medium long. The eyes and snout are free of long hairs. The required preparation of the mantle is done by the trimming by hand. Small corrections can be made with scissors in the head and extremities. A mantle prepared scissors in its entirety is unwanted.


  • In different shades of grey (the color is usually black in the birth becoming grey with the passing of time).
  • Black.
  • Griffon; basic colors: red, yellow, cream (a black or grey shadow or a characteristic mask are desirable).
  • A white spot on the chest of less will not be penalized for 3 cm.. diameter, or a white stripe on the fingers. The color of the hair should always be pronounced and unicolor.
  • White.



  • Males: 41 – 47 cm., ideal height 43-45 cm..
  • Females: 38 – 44 cm., ideal height 40-42 cm..


  • Males: 10 until 15 kg, ideal weight 12 until 13 kg.
  • Females: 8 until 13 kg, ideal weight 10 until 11 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Aggressive or fearful dog.
  • Puli head-shaped or round head. Facial region and shorter snout than a 40% the length of the head.
  • Strongly marked stop.
  • Missing a tooth or more incisors, of the canine, of the 2-4 and molar 1-2 ; lack of more than two PM1. The M3 shall not be taken into consideration.
  • Upper or lower prognathism, incisor arcade deviated.
  • Erect ears in its entirety, hanging ears from his base in implementation, ears with different bearing one another.
  • Short hair, smooth, long, very tangled, stopped or hair without correct structure.
  • Chocolate brown, fur color as also every type of staining very defined (for example fire-coloured spots; formation of a mantle, etc.).
  • The measures laid down in the standard deviations.
  • Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

NB: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

Translation: Lucas Rodríguez Bazzurro. Reviewed by Sr. Jorge Nallem.

Character and skills

The Pumi, It is usually a dog very Protector with his family but is suspicious and reserved with strangers, and as with all can, proper socialization will decrease their level of mistrust.

It's a race alive and active, Intelligent and quite latrans. They are - moderately- easy to train on all using toys and food.

Although he is affectionate with his family, always keeps its degree of independence, Perhaps that his character stroke coupled with his ability to exterminate rodents, one of the legacies is clearer that have left you their Terrier ancestors.


Despite the fact that its overall appearance tell us that the Pumi is a stuffed animal, We can not confuse us, It is a dog, and also with a quite marked character.

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  • Otros nombres: Hungarian Pumi.
  • Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs.

Dogs breeds: Pumi

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