Country/Date of origin:
- 14 to 20 inches
- 18 to 29 pounds
- Super intelligent and willing to learn.
- Suspicious of strangers.
- A good guard dog.
- Lively with a great deal of energy.
- The Mudi is not frivolous.
When Hungarian dog fanciers were separating Pulis and Pumis as individual breeds at the end of the 19th century, they discovered the existence of a third type of sheep dog—the Mudi. The Mudi is used as a guard and herding dog and was recognized by the Hungarian Kennel Club in 1936.
- A shaggy, medium-sized sheepdog that looks like a miniaturized, Belgian Sheepdog that is rather light in build.
- Prick ears are carried erect and are not altered.
- Tail is docked short.
- Topline is sloping.
- The Mudi’s coat is the shortest of all the Hungarian sheep dogs.
- The limbs and paws are naturally smooth and the rest of the body is covered with thick, glossy hair just under two-inches long.
- Coat can be wavy or curly.
- Coat color can be black ( the most common ), white, or a combination of the two known as pepita.
- Mudi hair does not mat or get tangled.
Health and Wellness:
- This is a very healthy breed and has a high level of disease resistance.
What you should know:
- Little known outside Europe.
- A puppy will probably have to be imported.