So long! Helka’s litter
Aug 08, 2012 – 11:17 AM | No Comment

We are proud to announce the birth of three little miracles (Galga, Gercse and Gemenc) on August 31 by Chankazz Helka and Galla-Hegyi Nótás! Read more on the page for our G litter!

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The origin of the pumi
Mar 30, 2010 – 10:44 AM | No Comment
The origin of the pumi

When Unkarinpaimenkoirat ry contacted me and commissioned an article about the origin of the pumi for their Breeding Programme, I took the oppotunity and together with György Németh, owner of Anghiházi pumi kennel, set out …

Why do some black puppies fade to grey?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:31 PM | No Comment
Why do some black puppies fade to grey?

Both black and greying pumis are black at birth, and are registered as “black” in their pedigree. Sometimes there are grey-born puppies in litters as well, these are the “truly grey” pumis, but this is …

Are pumis aggressive?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:30 PM | No Comment

Pumis are little known for aggression and just like with any other breed, aggression is highly dependent on the way they are brought up. Generally they are ideal family dogs, patient with the young as …

How big are pumis?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:29 PM | No Comment
How big are pumis?

They are medium size dogs, small enough to be cuddly but big enough to be taken seriously. Ideal size of female pumis is 40-42 cms* and 10-11 kilos (+3 centimeters and +2 kilos in case …

Which are the most common pumi colours?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:29 PM | No Comment

The most common colour is grey in all kinds of shades. Grey pumis are usually black at birth and will fade to grey with time. Pumis, however, exist in many other colours. Apart from grey …

Can I keep a pumi indoors?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:27 PM | No Comment
Can I keep a pumi indoors?

Although pumis are the happiest in the open, most of them love the comfort a flat can offer – mostly because this way they can always enjoy their owner’s company! Though known as an inherently …

How much exercise do pumis need?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:26 PM | No Comment

As much as they can get! Pumis are sheepdogs by definition, so they requrie a lot of training and exercise. They are quite restless when it comes to work or play, this is why they …

I heard that pumis are quite noisy. Is that true?
Aug 28, 2009 – 3:25 PM | No Comment

Yes, pumis can be very noisy though I prefer to call them “communicative”. This is inherent in their character and very easy to explain. With their relatively small size for their job as herding dogs …