With its pointed ears, deep brown eyes, and long body, the rare Hungarian Mudi resembles a little curly wolf. Although the Mudi was originally bred for herding, they often adapt well to city life. Be warned that they do tend to bark., as such, they make great guard dogs. The Mudi is clever and active, and takes to training very well. The Mudi is a wonderful family dog, though they will often have a favourite family member that they stick to like glue. Be aware that the Mudi is very energetic, and you will need to take your Mudi on a good long walk or jog. These dogs excel at canine sports.
Mudi breed attributes
About Mudi breed
Say “Szia!” to the Mudi, one of Hungary’s many dog breeds! With its pointed ears, deep brown eyes, and long body, the rare Hungarian Mudi resembles a little curly wolf. The Mudi has a convex head and sharply pointed muzzle. The muzzle is muscular, with jaws that meet in a neat scissor bite. The tail is curried up in a curl, though sometimes Mudi pups are born without a tail or with a bobtail. The hind legs are wide-set, contributing to the Mudi’s proud bearing and helping the dog keep balance during herding.
The Mudi has a wavy or curly coat that comes in black, brown, ash, fawn, blue Merle, and Cifra (marbling of black and grey). The fur on the face and front of the legs is much shorter, so that it does not get in the dog’s way as it works. This is a low maintenance dog breed, as the Mudi only sheds moderately. The Mudi only needs brushing and grooming every so often.
The Mudi is generally a very healthy breed; however they are prone to a few health conditions:
- Cataracts (occasionally)
- Epilepsy (occasionally)
- Hip Dysplasia(occasionally)
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The Mudi is both intelligent and versatile. They were originally bred as herding and farm dogs. Aside from herding livestock, they could be trusted to hunt down rodents and other vermin, and act as watch dogs and guard dogs. The Mudi is clever and active, and takes to training very well. With your encouragement and plenty of treats, your Mudi should learn basic obedience quickly (though Mudis tend to take a bit longer to house train).
The Mudi is a wonderful family dog, though they will often have a favourite family member that they stick to like glue. They are more aloof with strangers, so you will need to socialise your Mudi from an early age to avoid any aggression, shyness, or behavioural problems. These small dogs are bold and almost fearless, and very loyal.
Although the Mudi was originally bred for herding, they often adapt well to city life. Be warned that they do tend to bark. As such, they make great guard dogs, but may annoy your neighbours! They get on well with children if they have been socialised with the latter from an early age. Be sure to supervise your children, as herding dogs may nip in an attempt to herd them. The Mudi does have a strong instinct to chase smaller animals, but are friendly towards other dogs as a rule.
Be aware that the Mudi is very energetic, and you will need to take your Mudi on a good long walk or jog. If you have access to a dog park, garden, or yard, your Mudi will appreciate the opportunity to run around freely. These dogs excel at canine sports such as canine agility, flyball, and herding. Just be sure not to overwork your dog at a young age, or you risk injuring their joints.
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