American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Mudi


History

Originating from the Puli, Komondor and Pumi breeds by accident, the Mudi is a recent breed that was only developed less than 200 years ago. This breed is considered a rare breed around the world, including in its home of Hungary. This breed is an all around worker when it comes to what they are capable of. Used in homes and on farms for keeping mice population low, as well as guarding and herding farm animals, this breed can do it all.

Appearance

The Mudi is a unique looking breed, both males and females measuring 14-20 inches in height and weighing between 18-25 pounds. A small breed with a small, wedge shaped head directly forming into a severe scissor bite. Two small, triangular ears stand tall on their head as two tiny, almond shaped eyes keep a watch out for whats next on the list of duties! Their medium length coat is about 2-3 inches long, and will vary in texture per individual from wavy to curly. Coat colors are commonly seen in solid black, however red, brown, gray, fawn and even blue merle is all part of this breed. Their tail is short and thin and should curl up, resting on their back. Generally built lean and stocky in appearance.

Temperament

Small in size but mighty in temperament is perhaps why this breed can accomplish so much. This breed is known for learning quicker than some of the smartest known breeds out there. With a very quick and eager way of learning, the talents for this breed are honestly endless. This breed has no fear as it will come face to face with many animals and predators many times its size to protect its herd for his or her owner. This breed requires a very firm, consistent, and active owner who will constantly pursue new ideas, jobs and tasks for this little conqueror or achieve otherwise this breed will become an obsessive barker and very full of anxiety. This breed does well with other dogs, children, elderly and pets as long as they are raised alongside of them. Daily exercise is a must for this breed, so be sure to take them for a long walk as well as other, mental activities so you are sure to have a relaxed dog in your home at night. This breed is suited both for apartment and country living.

Grooming

Daily brushing is required and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Mudi prior to adding one to your home to ensure a life long commitment to the life of your new pet and that you are able to provide the care, time, and requirements of this breed. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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