Thinking about purchasing an Mudi? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Mudi breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Mudi owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Mudi and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Mudi Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Mudi and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
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.
Mudi 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.
Mudi 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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