The Puli is a very old breed, introduced to Hungary from Siberia in the 9th century AD where they became invaluable herding dogs. The corded coats are hairlike in nature, similar to a Poodle’s. In fact, they are ancestors of the modern Poodle, although the Puli was never meant for water sport. Instead, the thick fibrous coats were meant to protect the Puli from wolves who would attack their flocks. They look similar to the larger, white-furred Komondor and in fact work in tandem with them, guarding the livestock at night while the more visible herder is resting.