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