Did you know that the Belgian Laekenois originated as a dog for herding sheep at the Royal Castle of Laeken?
In Hungary the puli has an important teammate, the similar but larger komondor, and together they were essential for shepherds to herd and protect their livestock. The puli usually acts as the main herder, but will alert the komondor of predators by barking so that he can scare or even fight them off.
The Puli is an ancient sheepdog, from Hungary, introduced by the migration of the Magyars from Central Asia more than one-thousand-years ago. Nomadic shepherds of the Hungarian plains valued these herding dogs, paying as much as a year's salary for a Puli.