Temperament is critical to how your Puli functions at home, at the show and out in the world.  We often believe our Puli has a fantastic temperament, but few of us take the time to enter the temperament test.  Only a small number of Pulis have earned the TT (Temperament Tested) title from the American Temperament Test Society.

For members who have their eye on a Versatile Puli award, the TT title is one of the achievements that helps your Puli qualify.

From the ATTS web site:

“The ATTS Temperament Test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat.

“The test simulates a casual walk through a park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions.

“Dogs must be at least 18 months old to enter this test. The test takes about eight to 12 minutes to complete. The dog is on a loose six-foot (6′) lead. The handler is not allowed to talk to the dog, give commands, or give corrections.

“Failure on any part of the test is recognized when a dog shows:

  • Unprovoked aggression
  • Panic without recovery
  • Strong avoidance”

Visit the ATTS web site web site to learn more about the test and where and when it is offered.

The ATTS has recorded the following titles for the Puli breed:

Title #NameOwnerDate of Test
TT-1-PULCH Csillaghegyi Buksi, CDMrs. Ilona Helwig7/19/1981
TT-2-PULShana’s Furge Lurko BalducciDave & Marge Gladd9/26/1982
TT-3-PULCH Zsiga’s Feketre Kis Tigris, CDNed & Dodie Atkins4/3/1983
TT-4-PULPugy of Dary Moor, CDDr. Bruce & Jean Jaslow7/8/1984
TT-5-PULCH Bowmaker’s Honey BearDr. Bruce & Jean Jaslow7/8/1984
TT-6-PULPrydain O’ Jiminey Cricket, CD PCSandi Potts7/7/1985
TT-7-PULPebbletree’s X Taborozo, CDMarge Wulf8/20/1985
TT-8-PULCH Pebbletree’s Erdemes, CDXElizabeth Keller8/20/1985
TT-9-PULBelrob Hobortos Dyna-miteD.Hobor/J.Vance/ M.Connery/J.Belanger9/16/1989
TT-10-PULJoli-Yadi Fekete ZafirRichard Burch & Marynelle Clark9/16/1989
TT-11-PULJoli-Yadi Fekete SabeszRichard Porter9/16/1989
TT-12-PULAm/Can CH Munchkin Bokar Shake Em UpMaggie Snell7/7/1991
TT-13-PULBISS CH Mt Hood’s Gomboc of Tordor, CD, HT, HC, CGCBarbara Stelz & Bill Hiett10/9/1993
TT-14-PULCH Bow Down Lazarus Come ForthNola Johnson5/10/1997
TT-15-PULPrydain Eumenida (Princess)Susan Robison9/18/1998
TT-16-PULCH Tordor’s Kirivo Kirohanas CD, PT, MX, AXJ, CGCJames Moen & Catharine Pronzini7/20/2002
TT-17-PULGooseBerry Hill Ultra Csoda CD, MX, AXJ, CGCCatharine Pronzini & James Moen7/20/2002
TT-18-PULCH Tordor Accordingly ILUVULU OA, OAJBeverly & Don Zeman7/21/2002
TT-19-PULCH Tordor’s The Divine Miss MBarbara Stelz7/21/2002
TT-20-PULBowmaker T CsikosScott R. Lewis6/29/2003
TT-21-PULCH Talisman’s Barnabus Betyar CD, HT, PT, JHD, NAJ, CGC, VPMaxine Gold6/5/2004
TT-25-PULLegacy For Prydain FDC, CGCDon Gold5/4/2019