Mudi Dog Description
The coat should have a texture that is curly, but a wavy texture is acceptable as well. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are Merle, fawn, black, white, and ashen. The Mudi has ears that should be shaped like triangles. They should stand erect on the head, and the stop should be noticeable. The Mudi has a long nose bridge, and the nose should have a dark color.
Also Known As
- Canis Ovilis Fenyesi
- Hungarian Mudi
Country of Origin
The Mudi is a highly adaptable dog that was bred to hunt and herd. It is a proficient killer of rodents and other pests, and it is skilled at guarding cattle. In addition to this, the Mudi has a pleasant disposition. While it isn’t as well known as the Komondor, the dog is notable for its various skills and its ability to adapt to a wide variety of different environments. The Mudi is a great companion, and they make fine dogs for the family. They are good with children, and they will perform well with other pets. The Mudi is a sociable breed that was developed to work with cattle. It is highly intelligent and independent.
The specific health problems of this breed are not well documented. The Mudi is a healthy dog that does not have a large number of genetic health problems, and it will have a maximum life expectancy of 15 years.
The Mudi needs large amounts of exercise. These dogs were bred to do physical tasks, and they may not function well with owners that do not give them the exercise they need. Owners will want to take them on long walks, and they are excellent dogs for owners that are physically active themselves. While it may seem that their size allows them to be good pets for those who live in apartments, they may function better outside, since they were originally bred to tend to cattle in wide open areas. Owners will at least one to reserve a small to medium sized yard for this breed.
Special Grooming Needs
The Mudi has a medium sized coat that will only need standard amounts of grooming. Owners will want to brush or comb the coat on a weekly basis, and these dogs should only be given baths when it is needed. It is also important to check the ears of these dogs for ticks or other things that could cause an infection.