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Description: The Mudi is a very rare breed. Belonging to the Hungarian herding family, the Mudi is a small to medium sized dog that comes in solid black, white, fawn, ash, brown, black merle or pied colors. They have slightly wavy to curly medium length fur, and triangular point ears that are erect. Mudik (plural) have dark round eyes and a dedicated working disposition. They are hard workers and are at home in the country. They enjoy hunting vermin around the farm, herding, and hunting boar in their spare time. An all around farm dog, the Mudi is courageous and versatile when there is a need for a change. They are highly trainable, being obedient yet able to work on their at the same time. Mudik are brave, intelligent and lively. They love to play and are very loyal and affectionate to their owners. Active and outdoorsy, the Mudi is an amazing rare breed that will satisfy any farmer or individual living in the country or suburbs.
Other Names: Hajtokutya, Mudik (plural), Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi
Type: Herding Dog
Height: 14 - 20
Colors: Most often
comes in solid black, but can really come in all different colors. They have
been known to be white, fawn, red, gray, brown, ash, red merle, yellow, and
very rarely blue.
are lively, active and intelligent. They are wonderful herders of obstinate
cattle, despite their small size. They are very playful, affectionate and loyal
toward their owners. The Mudi is very versatile and adaptable. They are more
of a one-person dog, but get along well with children and other pets as long
as they are socialized. Some may not get along as well with other dogs, mostly
males. They are very trainable, independent, and can do their work without the
help of their owners. They are obedient, love to bark, and have an extremely
strong work drive, such as that of a Border Collie. They greatly enjoy outdoor
activities, and excel in games such as Frisbee or Fly-ball. They are brave and
courageous when the need be, and love to be around family.
Very High. Mudik love to bark at everything, and were bred so that they could
alert other dogs and their owner of anything that changes. Some have been trained
when to bark.
Care and Exercise:
The Mudi actually needs a fair amount of exercise to stay in shape, and
this should be given through a job. If no jobs are available to the dog, Mudik
love to play and will do so to exercise. Also daily walks are a good source
of exercise as well. They are also relatively low maintenance in taking care
of their coat. They shed lightly to moderately, and should be brushed once a
week to keep out lose hairs and the coat looking healthy.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia and possible eye problems. This breed is not known to have many health defects and to be a pretty healthy breed, probably due to its small numbers.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years,
although it is not rare to have one live longer than 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - Not yet eligible for the AKC)
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