AKC Adds Pumi to Lengthy Roster of Breeds

As of July 1, the Pumi will officially be fully recognized by the American Kennel Club. With its addition, the club will have a total of 190 breeds with full recognition. The dog, which hails from Hungary, will join the AKC's herding group. It's a medium-size, agile dog that is highly intelligent. They're energetic and alert and require a lot of activity, so they're recommended for families who are active and have the space to run them around. Their coats are wavy and curly and require occasional baths and brushing.

"We're thrilled to have the Pumi receive full AKC recognition. This lively, adorable dog makes a wonderful companion for a family willing to provide lots of exercise and mental activity," AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said.

To learn more about the breed, check out the Hungarian Pumi Club of America.