Although my family has owned Pumis since 1987, I have not started breeding Pumis until much later, in 2009.
Right from the start, I have carefully planned to select, males and females, always follow the most important aspects of breeding and always in the following order;
- physical and mental health
- correct anatomy
- correct hair type
- characteristic head
- desired colors
Planning a litter, most of the time, starts years before the actual breeding. Choosing the right female and male dogs that are a strong match based on ancestry, conformation and disposition requires thorough and painstakingly meticulous selection. In addition to a general health exam, each potential candidate is screened for herediary illnesses, such as hip knee and eyes problems at two years of age. A pre-selected Pumi can enter into the breeding program based only on the quality of these x-ray results.For wider genetic variety, in addition to select males of acceptable coancestry coefficient I pay particular attention for four-five generation pedigrees that show ancestral working heritage possibly by "B pedigree" ancestors. In my quest to search for these increasingly rear Pumi specimen, the descendants of Szöcske, Pimpa, Tücsök, Fickó and Borzas, I have received continuos support and help by the Hungarian Kaffogó Kennel and the Finish Karvakorvan kennel.
With caution, careful observation and selection, I am also open to introduce promising offsprings of unregistered real working Pumis in my breeding program from ranches and farms from the countryside, even though, breeding with these criteria sometimes can result unpredictable outcome. Hence, it is a volatile choice, if it is used prudently, unregistered new or distant lineage can significantly improve and add increased diversity to the Kisködmönös breeding program.