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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Herding group.

Weight:

Approximately 18-29 pounds (8-13 kg).

Height:

Approximately 14-18.5 inches (35-47 cm).

Color(s):

A dominant colour of either black, white, or black and white piebald.

Coat:

On the head, the coat is short, smooth, and straight. On the body, the coat is longer, thicker, and wavy.


Overview

Character:

While Mudik will generally only bond with one person, they are very affectionate companions to those with whom they do bond. These lively and hardy dogs like to have a job to do and have very pleasant dispositions.

Country of Origin:

Hungary.

History:

This breed hails from Hungary and likely developed during the late 1800's and early 1900's. While its origins are not completely clear, it's possible that the Mudi was created by crossbreeding a Puli with a Spitz-type dog. This relatively rare breed has long been used to guard and protect livestock on farms and to hunt wild boar.

Name:

The plural of Mudi is Mudik. Additional names for this breed include Hungarian Mudi and Canis Ovilis Fenyesi.

Temperament:

The Mudi is a docile dog known for its great versatility. These dogs have a tendency to bite and are highly respected as herders and guard dogs. The Mudi also has a good nose and is a very talented hunter.


Care

Training:

Mudik require firm training from a dominant, experienced handler.

Activity:

These lively and rustic dogs need plenty of exercise and space.

Ownership:

Mudik are outdoor dogs that should not be kept as indoor pets. Also, due to their need for firm training and a dominant handler, these dogs are not suitable for inexperienced owners. Mudik need a job to do, whether it's herding or guarding, in order to keep them happy and under control. Daily brushing is also necessary for this breed.


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