Other names/Nicknames:
  • None
Country/Date of origin:
  • Hungary
  • 1800′s
  • 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.
  • Serious-minded.
  • 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.

Body Type:
  • 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:
  • Long-lived.
  • Little known outside Europe.
  • A puppy will probably have to be imported.
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