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An ancient Hungarian herding breed, the Pumi became the unique breed it is today through centuries of careful selection of breeding stock by shepherds who developed a dog that would herd their cattle, sheep, and pigs on the small farms of Western Hungary. This medium-sized, spirited dog with wavy and curly hair is intelligent, willing to work, and a quick learner. Pumik (plural for Pumi) make great companions for an active family that provides them with daily physical activity and plenty of mental stimulation to keep them engaged. Because the breed likes to be where all the action is, it excels as a true family friend as well as a dog sport competitor. The Pumi will be shown in the Herding Group.