Pumi Breed Maintenance
The Pumi does require more maintenance than the typical herding breed. Because of his corkscrew curls, he needs to be combed at least once a week to remove tangles or sticks from his coat. His undercoat will shed seasonally; during this time he does need to be groomed more often to keep matting from occurring. Even though he does shed, you will not notice a lot of hair on the carpeting, furniture or clothing. Do not ever blow dry his coat, it should only be allowed to dry naturally so the curl comes back and the coat does not dry out and break off. He will need to be trimmed every few months and most Pumi owners choose to have him professionally trimmed. At the most, a Pumi can be bathed monthly using a mild shampoo that is specially formulated for a curly coat. His nails should be clipped as needed, generally when he is trimmed. Check his ears weekly to ensure they are clean and free of infection or foul odors.