Puli Breed Maintenance
The Puli is a herding dog and will need large fenced in yards that they can run around in to get rid of their energy. Make sure that the fence is a high one, as it is rumored that these dogs can jump up to six feet! They will do great in farm houses, but can also adapt to smaller houses, as long as you can deal with their high activity levels. These dogs should be fed 1 to 2 cups of dog food each day, divided into two separate meals. They will require regular grooming, but they do not get brushed like most other dog breeds. Instead of untangling the fur with a brush, you should first wet the coat with water, and next use your hands to separate and twirl the strands into cords. Your Puli may benefit from occasional trims in order to keep the coat from collecting too much dirt or dust. Bathing your Puli is normal and should follow the same procedures as any other breed of dog, but should not be done often. The dog and its corded coat should be soaked with water and then washed using a dog friendly shampoo. After being rinsed, the cords of this dog’s coat should be squeezed dry using your hands and then using a towel. The drying process can take several days, and using heat to dry them should not be done as they can overheat. For this reason, it is not recommended to bathe them often, unless it is necessary, as in the case of burs, urine and feces, food or other sources of dirt that begin to collect in the coat. The Puli should have its teeth brushed every day, or at least once or twice each week if you can’t manage it daily. One or two times every month you should check your dog’s nails, and trim them if needed.