He's one of the newest members on the block. All we can say is- get ready for some cuteness overload to make your week.
He's the Pumi- a rare, dog breed that's super cuddle-worthy! As if you weren't already obsessed with furry creatures.
The American Kennel Club has recognized the Pumi as the 190th dog breed. The Pumi has received full AKC status as a member of the Herding Group in July 1 of 2016, according to the American Kennel Club.
The Pumi originated in Hungary and only has a few litters born in the United States each year, the AKC reports.
Pumik, the plural for Pumi, are medium-sized dogs with wavy and curly, poodle-like fur shaped into curls that take over the entire body. The American Kennel Club shares that Pumik don't shed, but their fur can easily mat, which means your new friend will need a brushing and combing every two weeks. These dogs come in white, black and different shades of gray and fawn.
The American Kennel Club says they're energetic, intelligent, lively and ready to work.
So fetch your Pumi a tennis ball or teach him tricks, put him to work and stimulate his brain.
He's too adorable for words. We just can't stand it!
— Jenny Kalahar (@jennybookseller) February 17, 2017
We've come to this conclusion: He's soft, fluffy, full of love, and a definite must have!
— Demelza van der Lans (@byDEMF) July 13, 2015
Are you on your way to becoming a new Pumi owner?
Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she's headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)