Breed origin: Hungary
Original purpose: Herding dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: males 24¼ to 28¾ lbs; females 17¾ to 24¼ lbs
Size: Height: males 16 to 18½ inches; females 15 to 17½ inches
Color: Black (the most common color by far), white, brown, gray (commonly called ash, or hamvas), yellow (also called fako), or merle (also called cifra).

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Mudi is easy going, friendly, playful, and affectionate around people they know, but somewhat aloof during initial meetings. They generally do well with children and other animals if socialized with them from puppyhood. They are quick learners and respond very well to positive training methods. They like to be close to their people and are generally quiet and calm in the house. They do have a tendency to bark and might cause a problem in apartments, although some owners have successfully trained them to "quiet" on command.

Good with children? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

OK in apartments? No

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: herding, agility, obedience, flyball, disc, search and rescue

Exercise requirement: Even though they are relaxed in the house, Mudik need plenty of exercise outdoors. A fenced yard or access to a dog park for them to run safely off-leash would be ideal.

Grooming requirement: A quick brushing once a week is all the coat needs. They are considered light to average shedders.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, eye problems.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Mudi Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Mudi Club of America Rescue

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