Pumi, the indigenous Hungarian herding dog registered with the American Kennel Club

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pumi is the 190th breed, which included in the American breed registry; this means that now on, Pumi can compete in the most prestigious US dog shows, including the Westminster Kennel Club event.

Pumi has a short, curly-hair, it is docile, clever, and hardworking. It weighs 9-13 kg and has been used for centuries in Hungary to herd cattle, sheep and pigs. It is a relative of Puli, which has been registered with AKC earlier.

According to the President of the American - Hungarian Pumi Club, Chris Levy, Pumi is not suitable for those who sit on the couch all day and watch TV.

Levy, who has been working for decades to make the Hungarian breed accepted in the US said Pumi performing very well in skill competitions and other canine sports. In the US the breed can protect rabbits, chickens, goats, and even cats.

Any breed that registered with the American Kennel Club must fulfill other criteria as well; one of the criteria is that at least three hundred individual members of the breed must be alive in the country of origin.

(MTI - -


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