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(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
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 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.

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Pulis appears to have settled on his favoured team, having made only minor adjustments to his starting line-up in the past couple of weeks.
McManaman's reaction stemmed from the fact that he made just seven starts in two-anda-half years under Pulis at The Hawthorns.
It would be no surprise, then, to see Pulis make changes behind the scenes in the summer.
But that was still not enough for Boro and the fact that Pulis is out of work and available is the reason why they decided to axe Monk despite the bad timing two days before Christmas and having just won.
Graham Murty has impressed as caretaker boss but support for Pulis is growing within Ibrox's corridors of power.
Quite a bit of that was put on in the Bristol area, where Pulis has had strong connections.
A change to relieve head coach Pulis of his duties is now expected soon with the 59-year-old unlikely to be in charge on Saturday when Albion visit Tottenham.
Pulis said his players did not deserve any criticism and that the only difference between the two sides was in fact van La Parra's moment of magic.
Pulis, who takes West Brom to Leicester tomorrow night, reckons few managers are safe in English football's frenzied top flight.
In its Second Quarter 2017 survey, majority of Filipinos or 54 percent agreed that 'Marami sa mga pinatay ng mga pulis sa kampanya laban sa ilegal na droga ay hindi totoong nanlaban sa pulis (Many of those killed by the police in the anti-drug campaign did not really fight against the police).
And the group, as you've seen today without Evans, Chadli, and McAuley, we've got important players missing so these lads have done absolutely fantastic," Pulis told reporters after the draw against Stoke City at home.