Puli breeding

The breeding of the original Puli breed

You might think, "Breeding is easy!" Let a male dog play together with a female dog, wait for love play and then there is Puli puppies. This or something similar, some people imagine breeding or even practice it this way.

However, if it were that simple, one would not have to worry so much about the genetic diversity, inbreeding coefficients or hereditary diseases of the respective dog breed. Don't worry, this will not be a scientific doctoral thesis, but there is a difference between propagation and breeding. Responsible breeding is necessary to ensure that breeding is also appropriate to the animal in terms of sustainable health, the preservation of the typical characteristics of the breed and a strong character.

So what exactly is Puli breeding and what not?

It is not just a matter of turning 2 adult dogs into 4 or 6 new dogs. If this were the case, then the sexual partner could also be a dog of another dog breed. This is reproduction and not breeding! Besides the pure preservation of the stock, there is much more to it than that.

According to Wikipedia, breeding is defined as follows: "In the course of the human-dog relationship, different dog breeds have developed regionally and according to the environmental and living conditions. The range of body sizes is larger than in any other agricultural vertebrate. Man has understood how to use the dog for different tasks by breeding and appropriate dog training".

Breeding has therefore in goal

It should optimally support the symbiosis between man and dog. The Puli is in many ways a good example of this. This very old dog breed was already appreciated at times when torture breeding in modern history and errors in breeding ideals were not an issue. So to set a breeding goal, you need experience and knowledge about the Hungarian Shepherd Dog and enthusiasm for this dog breed.

The history of the Puli already began about 5000 years ago. There is evidence for this time for Puli-like dogs on clay tablets. Later, it was important for people to master the difficult environmental conditions and the daily challenges of livestock and sheep farming with a reliable and robust animal partner. The Puli defied the environmental conditions of extremely hot summers and icy winters with its many insulating layers of air between the cord. In support of the shepherds, Puli brought an obedient and docile willingness. It is at least as important that the Puli not only takes orders. With an independent intelligence, he actively contributes to the herding of the flock. This unmistakable combination of appearance and character must therefore be maintained in breeding on the basis of robust and healthy animals.

Then what constitutes responsible breeding?

The breeding of the Puli breed in the German Puli Club has the aim of not only  Standard of the Puli to have in view. In addition, it is important to preserve the character traits he has developed over centuries. You make Puliuli this versatile shepherd dog. Genetic diversity and the health associated with it is our top priority. The Puli breeding was on the ground after the Second World War, because there were only a few breeding animals left. Our current breeding is based on these breeding animals. Thanks to good selection and foresight of the former and present breeders, we can look today at a breeding that is not or hardly burdened with hereditary diseases.

Breeding today

Under these conditions, it is clear how important it is for our breeders to make a very careful choice of breeding animals. We want to counteract a possible further narrowing of the gene pool. The robust health of the Pulis is in a time with overbred dog breeds a great asset, for which we are very grateful. Mating with previously studied Pulis is just as important for breeding as the knowledge about the inheritance of Puli traits.

With these tools it is important to maintain the diversity on the one hand and the health of the pulis on the other hand. This cannot be achieved by a single breeder at all, because he does not reflect the whole stock with his Pulis. Here a superior authority is required, which has this balance in mind and plans the future of breeding in the German Puli Club together with the breeders in a team. In the German Puli Club this is the chief breeding supervisor However, each of our breeders sets special accents, like in an orchestra, by breeding with his personal breeding goal.

A responsible decision

The individual breeder makes a responsible decision with his breeding goal. He determines for himself the most important features of the Pulis that he wants to take special care of. It is the concentration on the diversity of each breeding goal, in order to be a community of all breeders in the Dt. Puli Club to do something special. Every breeder in the German Puli Club works with his personal commitment to promote the Puli through responsible breeding.

What is special about the Puli breed in the German Puli Club?

The Puli as a Hungarian herding dog is represented in its kind only with few specimens in Germany. The German Puli Club has set itself the task to stand up for a good future of the Puli breed with its responsible breeders. We achieve this through a strong breeder community. With an experienced head breeding warden, the well-trained breeding wardens and the dedicated breeders , Puli Klub has a competent and colourful team  to fulfil this nevertheless so beautiful task.

A narcissistic pedigree dog breeding club?

As we have already pointed out in our Portrait of our club, our club is characterized by the fact that we have understood that the Puli also includes the HUMAN. We are in the Club, like one big family and attach great importance to the community with our members in the form of nationwide,  regular events. There we can share our enthusiasm at the Puli, because without this support of all members and the common passion for this special Hungarian dog breed the fulfillment of our breeding goals would not be possible.

Project for extension of the breeding base started

We want to enthuse and inspire even more people for Puli breeding. Therefore we are looking worldwide for people who either have a Puli unknown to us, would like to breed Puli themselves or would like to make a Puli male available for breeding. It's all about unlocking as yet unknown potential. Our hope is, for example, that in connection with the escape from the war, emigrants from Hungary have also taken their Pulis with them. So there could be valuable Pulis from this offspring in other countries for breeding, which do not come from the old Hungarian lines known to us.

Since you may not know what is in your Puli, please contact  our chief breeding supervisor .
We would be very pleased and can then plan the next steps together with you.


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