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Mudi

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Mudi

Overview

A rare herding breed come from Hungary, the Mudi is closely in relation with Pumi and Puli, separated from both aforesaid breeds in 1930. Presently, it is bred for companionship and show in addition to the working dog. As a herding dog the breed is still in use with some other varieties of dog sports. Astonishingly, it is a dog with an even temperament that makes a tremendous companion as well as a guard dog. It is usually commonly known as a one person dog and may like to establish a strong bond with one person, but they are generally cheerful with all family members equally. However, little kids must be supervised when going to interact with such type of herding dog. These dogs should be taken to a dog park since these dogs are dog friendly, as long as they were socialized during puppyhood. Alike other herding dogs, the Mudi can tend to be “on the task” that means it can herd the kids, the cat, and everything that moves. This is a behavioral issue that may be corrected with training. Mudis will require a plenty of exercise, so it must be provided with a daily brisk walk or run. A large yard may do well with this sporting breed. It is rather a healthy breed and has minimal health issues, some may prone to hip dysplasia. It is easy to groom and care with minimum time consumption, just an ordinary quick brushing may do well. The height of Mudi dog is 14 to 20 inches and weight is 18 to 29 pounds. The life expectancy of Mudi dog is about 13-14 years.

Mudi History

It is relative to the Pumi and Puli, Bred in Hungry, separated from aforesaid breeds in 1930 and is a rare breed. The breed’s standard was developed in early 20th century. It came into being by chance, there is no specific efforts for development of the breed. It is versatile dogs, not only stay at their primary job of herding. It can guard flocks and kill vermin. It is also referred to as Drive dog.

Mudi Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of Mudi dog is about 13-14 years.

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Mudi Appearance

The Mudi is resembling to a black wolf, its coat is a little bit like a Chesapeake Bay Retrievers’, though longer. The coat of the breed may come in any color, including rare blue Merle. The skull of the breed is convex with a stop that is well marked. V shape ears are large and erect with sharply pointed snouts. It carries tail up curled, normally the puppies may be born without the tail. Rather long back is straight and fine. Hinds legs are wide set which supports the dog to do its herding duty with a right balance. Overall, Mudis have a proud stance and great posture.

Mudi Weight and Height

The height of Mudi dog is 14 to 20 inches and weight is 18 to 29 pounds.

Mudi Temperament

The Mudi is a multipurpose and a multi utility farm dog, it can hunt, kill rodents, and act as a competent herding dog and flock guardian. It is relatively less known and not as popular as their other relative Puli, Pumi and Komondor. Some owner of the breed claim that the breed is unmatched in personality and talents. Alike Border Collie, the Mudi can learn things quickly because of its unmatched intelligence. It is very rapid and extremely powerful and bold, never afraid of anything even interact dauntlessly with wild boar. It gains appreciation from family not only being a good guard dog but for his gentleness and loving attitude. It can thrive on companionship as well. Being a guard dog it can protect its owner and property if situation demands. It can establish a strong bond with one person within family, however, it is well behaved with all family members equally.

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Mudi with children and other pets

It is herding dog so the little kids must be supervised when going to interact with such type of herding dog. These dogs should be taken to a dog park since these dogs are dog friendly, as long as they were socialized during puppyhood..

Mudi Care and Grooming

The Mudi is simple and easy to groom, time to time brushing is enough to remove dead hairs. It is an average shedding breed.

Mudi Health Issues

The Mudi is reasonably a healthy breed, but some may prone to hip dysplasia.

Mudi Training

Training is a thing which can make a great dog. The Mudi is very intelligent and quick learning breed, it may easier to train. It can compare with Border Collie in speed of learning. This dutiful breed can excel on appreciation and positive reinforcement of training.

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Mudi Exercise

with sufficient amount of daily exercises, these dogs can reside in an apartment with an ease. But it will need a reasonable space to run and romp. It is fairly active indoors and can do well at least with a large sized yard. It can happily live outdoors, it is an active breed, often needs to be taken on a daily long walk, brisk walk or jog. An enclosed large yard can do well and may support the dog to run free safely. Mudis needs a plenty of running and other physical activities to be satisfied. The Mudis like to play and can excel in all types of dog sports including Frisbee and Flyball.

Mudi Recognition

The Mudi dog is recognized by CKC, FCI, AKC/FSS, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR and ACA.

Mudi Group

Herding.

Mudi Other Names

Mudi, Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi

Mudi Good Names

Here are some good names for Mudi. If you have a Mudi puppy/dog and the name is not yet decided then you should just click the link below and chose one good name for cute puppy of Mudi. Good names are for good dogs and the unique name for unique puppies and black names for black dog. All the names are available over here that are just one click far from you. Click the link and see the all names for dogs.

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