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Mudi

Mudi

The Mudi is a multitalented Hungarian herding breed. They are bred to be working dogs, sporting dogs, and family pets.

About this Breed

The Mudi (plural form: Mudik) is one of a few Hungarian herding breeds. The Mudi is truly a multitalented dog; they are bred to be working dogs, sporting dogs, as well as pets. They are athletic and excel in dog sports, particularly fly ball and agility, and are well loved around the world (though they are still a relatively rare breed outside their native Hungary.)

The Mudi is closely related to the Puli and Pumi, two other very similar Hungarian herding dogs. Mudik are truly versatile dogs, as they are both herders and rodent catchers, and they also make fabulous pets.

If you’re actually able to find one (they are not easy to find outside of Hungary) you’ll want to be sure you have the space and time to dedicate to such an active dog before adding a Mudi to your family. They are very active and intelligent dogs, and are liable to act out of not given enough exercise or enough quality time with their beloved family. They are extremely smart and agile, and will make a great companion for a family that spends a lot of time outdoors or is interested in enrolling their dog in some sort of canine sport. They are very loving with their families, but have a tendency to be standoffish with strangers. As with all breeds of dog, early socialization and training will make greatly help curb this tendency to be aloof.

The Mudi does not make a great apartment dog, as they love to be outside and won’t enjoy being cooped up all day. If you are exceptionally active and plan to take your Mudi around with you, they may be able to adapt to apartment living. If not, a suburban or rural home with a large fenced-in yard is your best bet.

This breed is very playful and loves children so will make a lovely addition to a family that has kids. They like other dogs and can do well with other pets. Given their hunting instincts, however, the Mudi can’t be trusted with smaller animals, particularly rodents, and should be introduced to cats as puppies if you plan on keeping any feline friends in the house.

Since the Mudi is still a relatively rare breed, especially outside of Europe, be prepared to do some searching for a breeder and potentially being put on a waiting list for a puppy.

Height

Male: 16-19in

Female: 15-17in

Weight

Male: 24-29lb

Female: 18-24lb

Fun Fact

Mudi puppies can be born with either very short, bobbed tails or the more traditional longer tail. Both varieties are acceptable, and this is an unusual characteristic.

Most Closely Related Breeds

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Akekals Defying Gravity
  2. Akekals Gonna Do Something Special
  3. Alpheratz Star of the Czech Land
  4. Alpine Leopard Bohemia Paws
  5. Asher
  6. Baccus
  7. Bariguard Full Moon Larry
  8. Bariguard Thousand Kisses
  9. Bode
  10. Akekal's Ain't Misbehaven'

For Females

  1. Alkony
  2. Arya
  3. Ava
  4. Bajka
  5. Bal-Aton Kincse Alom
  6. Detour
  7. Flirt
  8. Gondûzô-Alkonyat Leander Kills With Kisses
  9. Gonduzo-Alkonyat Magyar Lany
  10. Akekals Heart's Deepest Desire

Common Locations

  1. Hungary
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Arizona, United States
  4. Niederösterreich, Österreich
  5. Indiana, United States
  6. Florida, United States
  7. Hungria
  8. Alberta, Canada
  9. Missouri, United States
  10. Ontario, Canada

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