Hungría FCI 238 - Sheepdogs


The Mudi is a single master dog, and a rare breed outside its native Hungary.



The Mudi is the name of a canine breed of herding dog rare, originally from Hungary.

According to the existing documentation, some currents maintain that the Mudi was formed in Hungary spontaneously, between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Others reply that the Pumi, the Puli and the Croatian Sheepdog, are close relatives of Mudi.

Are what, they are their ancestor and the form in which it existed, What is known for certain is that the Mudi, has survived this time thanks to the appreciation of the shepherds who praise his innate ability in which protection of livestock with regard.

In the year 1936 wrote the first breed standard, naming it Mudi.

The studbook is still open, that means that more and more dogs of this type, they live in their homeland, they are incorporated into the breeding records.

The Mudi, "today is a"rare breed"there are few copies in his native country", and outside Hungary if hay…, very few inches.

In Hungary take years struggling to keep alive the race. As it has been the case with many breeds of dogs pastors, their copies have declined to the rhythm of the socio-cultural advancement.

Before the flocks of cattle were numerous and pastores… dogs, essential, This situation has changed dramatically from a time to this part and along the way we lost many canine breeds, specializing in working with cattle.

Physical characteristics

Usually weigh between 8 and 13 kg and measure between 38 and 48 centimeters to the cross.

The mantle is medium wavy or curly, with short hair on the face and legs. The colors accepted are black, Ash, brown, white, Fawn and merle.

The Mudi can have the tail short birth or birth with them long and cut them.

It is a very versatile dog, You can be on a farm, You can hunt, exterminate rodents, make guardian, dog herds and as dog boyero.

Although it is a much less popular breed than the Puli and the Komondor in its country of origin, owners always recognize his superiority due to his versatile talent and always friendly and working arrangement.

  • Hair: varies by region. The head and limbs are covered in short hair, straight and smooth. On other parts of the body there is hair of a length between and cm, dense, undulating and shiny. the undercoat is arranged in spirals and stripes.
  • Color: glossy black or white, but there are also white mantles with black stripes or black ones with white stripes, with medium-sized spots and uniform distribution.
  • Size: 35 a 47 cm..

The hair of the Mudi, Unlike other dog breeds, has much pigment. Surfaces devoid of hair, They must be totally black, However, the pads and nails are slate grey.

Character and skills

The Mudi is a very active race. If you live in the city it is necessary to carry out a walk every day to light step, or run.

In addition, It would be beneficial for their health have an area where it can run rampant at outdoor, they need plenty of exercise to maintain sanos… and happy.

To the Mudi She loves to play and Excel in all kinds of sports Canine as the Frisbee, for example.

Can also compete in the agility, obedience, Rally obedience, Schutzhund, show, Flyball, and tracking. It has strong instinct and grazing capacity, with appropriate training, It could also compete in herding trials.

A Mudi can live in a house doing enough exercise, but always they need ample space to run and play. They are active and they can live, perfectly, in the open air.

Their life expectancy is around the 14 years.

Mudi Health

The Mudi is a generally healthy breed with a life expectancy of 12 a 14 years.

Health problems seen in the Mudi include Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, cataract, elbow dysplasia and patellar dislocation.

If a breeder tells you they don't need to do those tests because they've never had a problem with their lines or because their dogs have been vet checked, or if they give any other excuse to skimp on their dogs' genetic testing, leave immediately.

Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in many cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and what was their cause of death.

Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common canine health problems: the obesity. Keeping a Mudi at the right weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life..

Kuvasz grooming

The coat of the Mudi loose the dirt (and the hair, of course) and does not require frequent bathing. A weekly brushing is usually all that is needed and the coat does not need to be trimmed.

If your Mudi is like most, you will enjoy swimming in a pool, a lake or the ocean. Thereafter, rinsed with fresh water to remove chlorine, algae or salt and restore shine to your coat.

The Mudi sheds her coat in the spring and doesn't get it back fully until late summer.

The rest are basic care. Trim nails every few weeks or as needed. Brush your teeth often – with a vet-approved pet toothpaste – for good general health and fresh breath.

Mudi Ratings

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Mudi” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
    / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
  • FCI 238
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • FSS
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • FCI standard of the Mudi breed

    Alternative names:

      1. Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi (English).
      2. Mudi (French).
      3. Mudi (German).
      4. Mudi (Portuguese).
      5. Mudi húngaro (Spanish).
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