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Puli temperament and personaity

The Puli is also known as the Hungarian Puli or the Hungarian Water Dog is a medium-sized herding breed. It is originated in Hungary and is known for its corded coat that covers its whole body. It is an active dog that is very suitable with an active family. They do not adopt apartment life well and need a house with a yard, where they can do their regular activities.

The Puli stands 16-17 inches and weighs 25-35 pounds. The average life span is between 10-15 years. They are originally bred to work so they are a very active dog that needs regular exercise. They love to work by their people side and also thrives for their company.

Temperament of Puli

The Puli is of loyal, agile, and energetic temperament. They are very devoted to their work and loyal towards their family. So, they are an excellent pet and companion for a family. They enjoy working with their people most of the time. When not working, Puli likes to sit or lay next to its owner enjoying quiet time.

Pulik (plural of Puli) are not lazy lapdogs but are very energetic. They need regular activities to keep them occupied and happy. If they do not get the required amount of exercise they will be anxious, depressed, and even starts showing their destructive behavior. Therefore, take them out for a walk, fetching the ball, or for running to keep them happy and also fit.

Personality of the Puli

The Puli has a smart, loving, and friendly personality towards its family. They are loving and protective of their people and their properties, which makes them an excellent watchdog. It is an intelligent dog with a bit of sense of humor.

They make a great companion for a family who can give them time and attention that they seek. Therefore, the one who cannot provide them with enough time and attention, should not own this dog.

Puli is a smart and intelligent dog that can soak up new commands and trick quickly. It is an independent dog, so establishing a firm leadership is a must. Train them with firmness, consistency, and patience.

Use positive methods of training by rewarding them with treats and vocal praises. Do not be harsh or forceful on them as it might lead to their aggression. So, train them gently and patiently.

Before and after training Puli.

Is Puli Child-Friendly?

Puli loves children and enjoys spending time with them by playing or just sitting. They are tolerant of family children rough behavior as well. However, supervision is necessary while they are interacting with each other to avoid any accidents.

Teach your kids to approach dogs and to handle them. While taking them out in children park, always keep them on a leash so they do not start herding small children.

Puli is child friendly
A baby girl playing with Puli dog.
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What Makes Puli Aggressive?

Puli is not generally an aggressive dog rather a friendly and gentle dog but if someone provokes them, they might get aggressive. Another thing that can make Puli aggressive is if it does not get enough exercise regularly. Otherwise, Puli is usually good with people and also other canines.

How does Puli Behave Around Strangers?

Puli is suspicious of strangers and does not trust them easily. If they see some unfamiliar person approaching it, Puli will bark and warn their owner about the arrival of an unfamiliar person.

Although if they are introduced properly, they can be welcoming of them. Puli’s behavior around strangers depends on the way it was socialized at an early age. Therefore, socialization plays an important role in a dog’s life.

Celebrity Who Owns Puli

Mark Zuckerberg, who is a founder of the world famous social networking site, Facebook owns Puli. He and his wife bought a Hungarian Puli and is now living as their beloved pet.

Mark Zuckerberg with Puli
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife with Puli.
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