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It has been for many-many years now, since 1992, that we have been collecting everything that had the slightest connection with Pumis. All this started in attics and cellars, any place where we had some chance to find old pedigrees and show catalogues. We visited each major old pumi kennel, and we searched every hidden corner of their homes with their permission.

We have been collecting documents, pedigrees, catalogues and dog reviews persistantly, going into the details. In 1994 we created a computerized pumi database, which is constatly evolving even today.

Our collection has been growing, and we started to collect everything that had a little connection to Pumis: documents, books, newspaper articles, drawings, photographs, videos, stamps, postcards, badges and many more.

When we started it was sufficient to have a few pages on our website to share our treasures with other pumi fans of the world. Meanwhile, our collection grew so big, and the development of IT technologies offered new solutions, so we succeeded in creating a separate site called «ONLINE PUMITÁR», where we could present the majority (but still not all) of our collection.

Pumi Chronicles
pumi history in documents, books,
articles, pictures, show catalogues

Pumi Pedigrees
pedigrees, standards, kennels,
hungarian dog names

Photo Collection
archive photos, legendary pumi photos,
pumis, pumis, pumis

Pumi Library
books, articles, documents,
«Thistles», cover pages

Who is Who?
breeders, autors, kynologists,

Pumi Gallery
pumi collectibles: pictures, stamps,
cards, works of art

We recommend our Pumi database to all of those, who like Pumis, and to those, who are interested in the breed. But first of all, we offer it to this marvellous dog breed – the Pumi – hoping that it can help make them loved and popular all over the world.

We wish everybody to have a good time visiting our «ONLINE PUMITÁR», the most extensive collection on Pumis, which includes literary sources, breeding documents, archive photos, relics and other original materials having a direct and relevant connection with the Pumi breed from very beginning of 20th century up to now.


The biggest collection of Pumi links on the web


Hungarian names to Hungarian Breeds! It is a custom. It is strange and hurts one's ears when, for example, a nice puli, pumi or mudi is named Lexi, Jerry or Jolly Joker.

While reading Herman Ottó's book «Vocabulary of Hungarian Shepherds» one realizes how beautiful and tasty the Hungarian language is. A short collection of sheepdogs' names can be found in this book. This gave the Hungarian dog breeders the idea to produce a collection of names, which could help the breeders to revive these old, nice and almost totally forgotten Hungarian words at least in their dogs' pedigree names. Thus we could avoid that each dog born in a first litter would be called Ancsa, Apró or Alpár.

What kind of names should we give our dogs? Our ancestors named their dogs primarily after their characteristic features, for instance Füles (=All ears), Fürge (=Swift), Bongyor (=Curly), Ügyes (=Skilful) were popular names. Often they used names referring to features that were desirable at work (herding and guarding sheep). Thus few-week-old komondor and kuvasz puppies were called Vitéz (=Hero), Bátor (=Brave), Morcos (=Grumpy), although these features were not typical of them yet.

Our ancestors had a good sence of humour too, so it happened that they named their dogs after their enemies. It must have been very good feeling to push aside Dárdás (=Lieutenant) or to send Dékán (=sacristan) to hell.

Sometimes they found funny names for their dogs, like Mitvisz (=What-is-he-taking), Nocsak (=Well, well!), Nolám (=Look!), Mivelélsz (=What-do-you-live-on).

There are a lot of Hungarian dialect words in this collection, which have already almost disappeared from everyday usage. Some of these words have been with hungarians for more than a thousand years, some of them had been imported from other languages, like the Slavic languages, German or Turkish. Even if we don't start using these words for calling our dogs, it would be still good to meet them in the dog show catalogues at least, so our collection contains Hungarian dog names that we might want to consider when naming our pumi or puppies in a litter. We might want to try our luck and see if we can find any of these words in a Hungarian-English dictionary, however most of them we will not find.

Here are some good tips, how can we gender-mark Hungarian names:

  • by sound quality. Harsh names with lots of o/ó, u/ú, a/á tend to be marked as male, while softer sounds, like ü/ű, ö/ő, e/é generally mark female names. There are some exceptions, of course.
  • by ending. The endings -ka/-ke usually signal female names.

The basis of our collection were Szabó Zsuzsanna's series of articles «Collection of Hungarian Dog Names», which were published in the HPPMK Klubinfo (1997/2, 1997/3).

Above the articles listed, there are words in this collection that we took from different ethnographic works, show catalogues and dialect words that we simply heard from others and humorous modern words that suit sheepdogs.

We wish everybody to have a good time reading our collection of Hungarian dog names!