The Pumi is an active dog, combining the biddability and intelligence of the herding dog along with the alertness and activity of a terrier. Because they are intelligent, they need daily work to do, whether it’s herding, obedience, flyball, jogging, or chasing tennis balls.
Source: Hungarian Pumi Club of America
Links to Breed Descriptions:
The German Kennel Club (VDH). (Hint: your browser should be able to Translate to English, at least for text (e.g., right click in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).)
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel.
AKC: Meet the Pumi the new dog on the block (article): http://www.akc.org/content/entertainment/articles/meet-the-pumi-the-new-dog-on-the-block/
Other Names for Breed:
Hungarian Herding Terrier
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Hungary
Pumi Club of Hungary: http://pumiklub.eu/
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
Breed Statistics: Hungarian Pumi Club: http://pumiklub.eu/hu/rendezvenyek
Finland: FKC Database: Pumi: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=56
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: PUMIN JALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA (in Finnish)
Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) breed requirements
Pumi Health Test info from the Hungarian Pumi Club of America
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.
Color Genetics -- Kisokos a színek genetikájáról
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Hungary: Pumi Club of Hungary: http://pumiklub.eu/
UK: Hungarian Pumi Club UK
USA: Hungarian Pumi Club of America
Finland: Pumit Ry