The Puli is an intelligent breed with a sense of humor. They act like puppies for nearly their whole lives. They are active and have lots of energy. They make good jogging companions, and also enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, and camping. They like to spend lots of time outdoors. They love to jump and excel in obedience, rally, and agility competitions. They also do well at herding exercises. In fact, they might try to herd you and your children around the house and yard. They also serve as therapy dogs. These are smart dogs who are easy to train. They want to understand and please their owners. However, if a Puli gets bored, he will get destructive. Sometimes they even chew the hair off their own legs and feet. The Puli is very alert, wary of strangers, and makes a good watchdog. He will warn you if a new car pulls into the drive, if a cat walks across your yard, or if a plastic bag blows onto your property. He is faithful and devoted dog who will insist on becoming a family member. He is family dog, rather than a one person dog. He is an ideal playmate and guardian for children, particularly when he is raised with them. The Puli does not like to be left alone for hours at a time. He would rather help you with activities and come on your outings. He likes to play games and have fun. He is sensitive to people's moods and feelings and shows empathy. However, he will also play tricks on people and can be manipulative to get what he wants. Some owners believe that their Puli is smarter than they are.
The Puli is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
The Puli sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!
He requires daily combing and brushing. And he takes a long time to wash and dry after a bath.
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.