How Much Does a Puli Cost?
A Puli, also known as a Hungarian Pull or Hungarian Water Dog, is a descendant of the sheepdog in the ancient Magyar tribe from the Ural Mountains of Central Asia. This dog was used primarily for herding, guarding livestock and commonly worked closely with the larger type of dog called the white Komondor.
While the Komondor patrols the area guarding the flock during the night, the Puli will guard and herd during the day. When bears or wolves came to attack the livestock, the Puli would alert the Komondor, and together, they would fight the aggressors. Today, the Puli still serves as a sheepdog in Hungary, but it is more popular as a show dog or as a pet in other countries such as the United States.
How much does it cost?
- On average, a Puli is going to range anywhere from as little as $600 to as much as $1,200. The costs will depend on the age, quality, pet’s history, breeder and inclusions.
- Today, there are only a few breeders, and this is the reason the cost can be quite high in some areas.,
- PuppyFind.com, for example, currently features a handful of Puli breeds that range anywhere from as little as $600 to as much as $1,000.
- Someone answered the question on a forum at answers.yahoo.com saying that the cost of a Puli could be around $1,000.
What is going to be included?
- Breeders will more than likely include vaccination papers, vet paperwork, and some sort of health guarantee. This guarantee will usually last 30 to 60 days.
- This breed can grow up to 15-17 inches with a weight around 25-35 pounds.
- The Puli is known for its domed skull and almond shaped eyes. Its coat is long and naturally coated. Because of this coat, you should brush a Puli’s coat regularly or leave it naturally corded.
- Because of its thick coat that protects it from bites, the Puli is good at fighting off wolves.
- Protection is one of the main instincts of a Puli. As a pet, the puli tends to act as babysitter and guardian of children and other domestic animals.
- Its corded coats must be frequently separated manually to remove dirt.
What are the extra costs?
- Be prepared to spend extra for the puli’s vaccination shots and other health care requirements down the road. This can include routine vet check ups as well as visits in case of sickness or injury. You are also encouraged to hip score your Puli and submit it to an eye test for Multifocal Retinal Dysplasia (MRD).
- Typical maintenance, such as food, shelter and toys should be budgeted. Be prepared to set aside around $40 to $60 per month.
- There are things that are necessary when you own a dog, such as a leash, collar, a dog crate, and dog bowls.
- You can enroll your Puli in obedience and training classes to ensure that he is properly house trained and able to obey basic commands.
- Even though a Puli has natural protection instincts, it may also need protecting. One of your options for this is to have a microchip implanted. This chip will contain information of the owner and any other relevant information; if the dog gets lost, it will be much easier for the finder to contact the owner.
Tips to know:
- A Puli is an intelligent breed, but it also has a stubborn attitude and requires a firm and consistent approach when you intend to train it well.
- The plural of Puli is Pulik.
- To find a reputable breeder for a Puli, visit PuliClub.org.
- The Puli is also considered an effective therapy dog because of its special concern for the aged and the sick.
- While it may be affectionate and enjoy the love of the family that adopts it, a Puli is naturally suspicious of strangers, making it a good watchdog.
- The Puli is a vocal dog and tends to bark a lot.
- Crate training is recommended for this dog because it can often be stubborn.
How can I save money?
- When buying a puli, make sure that the breeder provides a health guarantee. If he or she cannot, you should drop your intention to buy the dog. The health guarantee is going to protect your adoption in case something pops up within the first 90 days of owning it.
- Purchase a puli puppy from a trustworthy breeder. Investigate the background of the breeder first, including the puli puppy he or she is selling before making payment. Beware of internet fraud.
- Make sure that the puppy you buy has been raised in a clean environment, healthy, and whose parents are likewise in good health. Finding a local breeder will make this much easier.