The Puli is a medium-sized sheepherding dog from Hungary. He is a compact, square appearing, well balanced dog who is vigorous, alert and active. Perhaps his most distinctive feature is his densely corded coat, which can reach down to the ground at maturity. The cords start to form naturally at about 9-12 months of age. The Puli’s characteristic shaggy coat, light-footed movement, agility, and enthusiastic personality have fitted him for the strenuous work of herding flocks on the plains of Hungary. The Puli fares best with firm but gentle obedience training as a youngster and frequent bathing as an adult.