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Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi" Compare Kromfohrlander and Puli. Which is better: Kromfohrlander or Puli or Pumi?
Name Kromfohrlander Puli Pumi
OriginsGermany Hungary Hungary
Group Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank376142162
Reviews221
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Other Names Kromi Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Puli Dog, Puli Kutya, Pulik Hungarian Pumi, Hungarian Herding Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Kromfohrländer section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition Kromfohrlander Club Of America American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
Foundation Stock Service
Price $500-$600 $1000-$1200 $500-$1200

General Appearance - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 22-31 pounds (10-14 kg) Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg), Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg) Male: 22–33 pounds (10-15 kg), Female: 18–29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Avg. Weight 26.5 pounds (12 kg) Male: 30 pounds (13.5 kg), Female: 25 pounds (11.5 kg) Male: 22–33 pounds (12.5 kg), Female: 18–29 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height 15-18 inch (38-46 cm) Male: 16-17½ inches (41-46 cm), Female: 14½-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 16-19 inches (41-47 cm), Female : 14-17 inches (38-44 cm)
Avg. Height 16.5 inch (42 cm) Male: 16-17.5 inches (43.5 cm), Female: 14.5-16 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 17.5 inches (44 cm), Female : 15.5 inches (41 cm)

Hair & Care - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Coat Wiry
Smooth
Dense
Curly
Wavy
Thick
Double
Woolly
Ribbon
Tangled
Heavy
Corded
Wiry
Dense
Curly
Wavy
Colors White
Light Brown
Dark Brown
Tan & White
White
Cream
Silver
Brown
Black
White
Black
Grey in various shades (normally, the colour at birth is black, turning grey with time)
Fawn. Primary colours: red, yellow, cream (a trace of black or grey and a distinct mask are desirable).
Grooming
Advanced: The Kromfohrlander requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Pumi requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Kromfohrlanders shed above average.
Pulis shed none to minimal.
Pumis shed moderately.

Characteristics - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Temperament Adaptable
Docile
Spirited
Companionable
Good-natured
Trainable
Agile
Faithful
Loyal
Energetic
Intelligent
Obedient
Smart
Home-Loving
Active
Lively
Reserved
Intelligent
Protective
Vocal
Alert
Restless
Extremely Bold
Suspicious Towards Strangers
Sensitive
Noisy
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kromfohrlander's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Puli's has great intelligence.
Average: Pumi's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Kromfohrlanders are easy to train.
Pulis are easy to train.
Pumis are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Kromfohrlander is a highly playful breed.
The Puli is a playful breed.
The Pumi is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Kromfohrlanders don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Pumis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Kromfohrlanders are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pulis are highly affectionate dogs.
Pumis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Kromfohrlanders need a lot of social interaction.
Pulis need for social interaction is average.
Pumis need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Kromfohrlander barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Puli is a vocal breed.
High: The Pumi is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Kromfohrlanders are average watchdogs.
Pulis are one of the best watchdogs.
Pumis are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Kromfohrlanders are average defenders.
Pulis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pumis strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Kromfohrlander has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pumi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kromfohrlanders have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pulis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pumis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kromfohrlanders have average wanderlust potential.
Pulis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Pumis have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Kromfohrlanders have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Pulis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Pumis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pulis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Pumis are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Kromfohrlanders adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Pulis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Pumis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Kromfohrlanders tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Pumis tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Stranger Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Pulis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Pumis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are kid-friendly dogs.
Pulis are kid-friendly dogs.
Pumis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are average friendly towards cats.
Pulis are average friendly towards cats.
Pumis are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are dog-friendly dogs.
Pulis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pumis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kromfohrlander is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Puli is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pumi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pulis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pumis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kromfohrlanders are generally with other pets.
Pulis are generally with other pets.
Pumis are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kromfohrlanders are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pulis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Pumis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Kromfohrlander breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Puli breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pumi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Health Issues
The Kromfohrlander is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Puli is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Pumis tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bladder Stones
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
No set Degenerative Myelopathy
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Primary Lens Luxation
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 12-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Kromfohrlanders have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pulis are high energy dogs.
Pumis are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Kromfohrlanders have an average exercise need.
Pulis need quite a lot of exercise.
Pumis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Kromfohrlanders sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pulis don't need too much sleep.
Pumis don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Kromfohrlander has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Puli has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pumi has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kromfohrlander is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Puli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pumi is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Kromfohrlander vs Puli vs Pumi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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