At first glance, you will probably in turn think, That's an odd-looking Terrier!, or What kind of Boxer is that? — and perhaps even, Is it a new kind of Poodle? Most people may have never previously heard of a Pumi let alone seen one — but once having seen one, you will never forget what they look like!
This breed is very intelligent. They are easy to train, work hard at adapting to the dynamic conditions of shepherding and vermin extermination, and are remarkably communicative with both people and livestock. They are highly alert and tend to have a high degree of recognition in order to distinguish possible foes from potential friends.
Pumis (or if you prefer the proper Hungarian plural, Pumik) are great family dogs and house pets — but be prepared for an active family member! These dogs are noted for their seemingly perpetual motion personality as well as their highly vocal style. They are not your typical yapper, however, for they use barks, yips and yaps when herding. You should understand their barking is not a habit to be stopped but a conveyance to be understood.
Shepherding livestock requires a great amount of stamina and strength. The Pumi is well-known for centuries of successfully managing herds, and you should understand the responsibility of living with such a dog. A tremendous amount of daily exercise is mandatory for a Pumi.