Another dog breed has been added to the American Kennel Club’s pack.
The pumi joins 189 other breeds nationally recognized by the purebred registry.
The new breed, now a member of the herding group, is known for a coat with tight corkscrew curls. The energetic pups are “lively, adorable” and make “wonderful companion[s] for a family willing to provide lots of exercise and mental activity,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC’s vice president, in a news release.
Here are five facts about AKC’s newest breed:
- The pumi is from Hungary.
- The breed is the most popular Hungarian herding dog in Finland.
- Commonly black, white or gray, the pumi’s fur is sometimes a pale cream or red.
- This energetic working breed was used as a cattle driver.
- The pumi is great with children and other pets.