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puli(po͝ol`ē, pyo͞o`lē) (pl. pulik), a breed of wiry, medium-sized working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
..... Click the link for more information. developed nearly 1,000 years ago in Hungary. It stands from 16 to 18 in. (40.6–45.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 25 to 35 lb (11.3–15.9 kg). The weather-resistant double coat is composed of soft, woolly underhairs and a moderately harsh, long, slightly curled outercoat that tends to become tangled and matted, producing a characteristically corded appearance when not groomed. Its usual color is a faded black, but it may also be white or various shades of gray. Raised for centuries in its native Hungary to herd sheep, today the puli is kept principally as a watchdog and companion. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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an ancient Hungarian breed of sheep dog. Pulik stand 35 to 50 cm high. Their coat, which can be black, brown, or gray, is long and coarse and forms locks, or cords, over the entire body. Pulik are used in Europe, the US, and New Zealand for pasturing sheep. In the USSR, they are raised in kennels in Stavropol’ Krai and Kazakhstan.