|The Pumi is extremely smart, and takes
specific training techniques. We prefer active homes,
preferably with experience in training dogs so the family can
adapt to the type of training this breed needs. The Pumi
is so smart that it's more like training a young child than a
dog. They don't do well with repetition or drills and
need to have their mind engaged. If they understand what
you're asking and you make it fun and/or rewarding for them,
they'll do it happily. But they do not just take orders
from their human companion. It's a kind of interaction
that usually needs an experienced trainer. If you don't
have that experience, we will expect you to take lots of
training classes with your puippy and young adult.
That being said, we will be looking for those types of
homes in the puppy applications we receive, of which there
have been quite a few since the breed was recognized by AKC in
July of 2016. Don't be discouraged if we don't get back
to you immediately - we'll answer as soon as we can.
We're busy keeping all our dogs busy and active!
and Application Process
As responsible breeders, we
are responsible for any puppy we bring into this world for their
We raise them carefully to be well-adjust
puppies and want to assure that their forever home will be exactly the
right place for them, where they will be loved and appreciated for the
special dog that they
We know that life holds no assurances, so
if for some reason the owner is no longer able to keep the dog, it
must come back to us so that we can re-home it to someone we have also
We charge one price for all
our puppies – every puppy is special in its own way, whether it’s
going to be a top performance dog, a conformation champion, or a best
You are still getting that very special
personality that is a Pumi.
Because genetic diversity is very
important in a breed like the Pumi that has a small gene pool, we do
not require spaying or neutering of any dog unless there is a specific
hereditary heath reason for not breeding.
There is no scientific evidence that a
dog needs to be bred, but there is scientific evidence that early
spaying and neutering can be detrimental to later health.
So unless someone is as committed to
being a responsible breeder as we are, spending hours studying
pedigrees and genetics and hours more raising puppies, you probably
should not breed.
In most circumstances, we
will choose your puppy for you. We will have lived with them and
evaluated them every day of their lives in order to make sure we have
a good match with their new home. In turn, we expect a commitment
from the puppy owner to take the puppy to classes and train them to be
a good companion.
A Pumi is extremely smart, and without
guidance can become a dog that is running the household instead of the
other way around.
use the European method of naming litters, and that is all the
puppies’ names begin with our kennel name “Abiqua” and the second word
in the name is a Hungarian word that for each puppy in the litter
starts with the same letter, and each litter is in alphabetical order.
So for our first litter, the second names
all started with “A”, the second litter “B” and so on. For your
puppy you may choose the Hungarian word within those parameters or we
will give you some suggestions, or we can choose the name for you.
We will register the puppy for you and
also register their microchip with AKC Reunite if you don’t have a
After reading all this, if
you are still interested in getting a Pumi puppy from us, please fill
application as a way of
introducing yourself to us, giving us
information about you, your family and your lifestyle so that we can
make sure that a Pumi is the right breed for you and so you get the
puppy that is the best match for you in temperament. Filling out
an application is NOT a guarantee of a puppy. We very carefully screen
homes but will clearly indicate to you whether we feel you are a good fit
for one of our pups.
If we feel you will be a good puppy owner
and you definitely want a puppy from us, you may send us a deposit
which will move you up the list for the first available puppy that
matches your criteria.
We do not normally ship our
We prefer that you come to our house to
get the puppy where you can see the adults and we can indoctrinate you
into the world of the Pumi.
Fill out the puppy application form here.