This medium-sized dog has a rather robust constitution. His bones are fine, without being too light, allowing him to be solid and fast at the same time.
Rather lean and quite muscular, the Puli has a unique gait. The appearance of his coat gives the impression of a real doggie, more than of a diligent and efficient working dog.
Despite his deceptive appearance, the Puli is well suited to his many functions.
Between 39 and 45 cm (15.35 to 17.72 inches) for the male
Between 36 and 42 cm (14.17 to 16.54 inches) for the female
Between 13 and 15 kg (28.66 to 33.07 pounds) for the male
Between 10 and 13 kg (22.05 to 28.66 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat can vary between white, black, reddish black, and different shades of grey.
The hair of his coat is very thick and dense, to such an extent that it is difficult for a veterinarian to examine the different parts of his body when necessary.
The hair forms tufts that develop into firmly structured flakes, or strands of corded hair. The so-called "roped" hair goes downwards and forms a very tight wave. A coat with small strands tends to form long cords.
Generally, the hair is longer on the thighs, kidneys and croup, while it is slightly shorter on the feet and head. In some specimens, the hair almost touches the ground when the dog is standing. The coat also has a very soft, woolly undercoat.
His dark eyes are medium size and oblique. His large, drooping ears are v-shaped. His nose is completely black.
His tail halfway up forms a pretty curl that folds over the croup.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #55