Other name: Hungarian Mudi

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The Mudi is a medium-sized herding dog, with harmonious proportions and giving an impression of great agility. The gait of the Mudi is characterized by a trotting step.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Hungary
Template Average
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 8 kg to 11 kg From 38 cm to 43 cm
Male From 11 kg to 13 kg From 41 cm to 46 cm
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History of the breed

Originally from Hungary , the breed of   Mudi was obtained by crossing local shepherd dog breeds with other breeds of cattle varieties from Germany, especially those with straight ears, during the 18 th and 19 th centuries. Over the years, the Mudi has displayed its innumerable qualities with the Hungarian shepherds whose flocks and properties it has protected. It was also used in wild boar hunts. It is quite rare to find them outside of Hungary and Central Europe.

The Mudi breed was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on March 25, 1963. Its official FCI standard in force was published on November 9, 2004.

Physical features

His hair: wavy, even curly, dense, shiny and mid-length (3 to 7 cm) on most of the body. Shorter, straight and smooth on the head and front of the limbs. Presence of spikes and ridges on certain areas of the body. Pronounced fringes on the posterior surface of the forearms and thigh.
Its color: fawn, black, merle blue, gray-blue (ash), brown or white.
Its head: wedge-shaped, tapering towards the nose, giving an impression of dynamism, alertness, cheerfulness and intelligence. The skull and forehead are moderately rounded, the occipital protuberance is not pronounced, the superciliary arches are very slightly developed and the stop weakly marked. The nose is narrow, black in color or matches that of the coat. The muzzle is moderately strong, the muzzle straight, the lips well applied and of the same color as the nose, the jaws articulated in scissors.
His ears: in the shape of an inverted V, set high, erect, covered with abundant hair and very lively.
His eyes: relatively small, dark in color and displaying a look full of recklessness.
Its body: writable in a square, the height at the withers being roughly equal to the length. The neck is set high and moderately long, the top line sloping towards the croup, the withers marked, long and muscular, the back straight and short, the kidney moderately long, the croup short and slightly sloping, the chest slightly convex on the front, the wide and flat ribs and the belly slightly raised.
Its tail: half-up, hanging down at rest, carried in a sickle above the line of the back when the dog is attentive or in action. Covered with abundant and long hair.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Mudi is a dog full of vivacity, courage and determination . Attentive, naturally protective and alert , he is an excellent guardian. Mudi’s great specialty has always been the handling of large cattle, but he shows remarkable skills in many other areas such as drug research. In short, the Mudi is a versatile companion, defense and working dog .

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Active and intelligent , the Mudi is educated mainly through play, rewards and encouragement . To use brutality with regard to this dog would not give anything positive, on the contrary. He needs to feel loved, useful and to please his master in order to live happily.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Mudi is a dog aimed at owners with a minimum of experience in dog training. Very active, he calls for a living environment that offers him enough space and freedom to express himself. As such, a house with a large fenced garden would suit him perfectly , but the Mudi can just as easily adapt to apartment living if he is walked around and stimulated enough on a daily basis.


Ease of gaining weight

The Mudi is a rustic, robust and resistant dog. He enjoys solid health . Some health issues that can affect the Mudi include hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar dislocation, epilepsy, and eye problems.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 5 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Occasional concerns
Patella dislocation
Suggested tests

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Mudi dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Mudi is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Mudi is a dog prone to medium intensity shedding, resulting in equally moderate hair loss. Its maintenance must be regular and does not present any particular difficulty .

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week to ensure and maintain the condition of its coat and skin. These should be examined after outings in the forest, in the countryside or on the beach in order to detect and remove any debris or external parasites. The eyes, ears and pads should also be checked. He can take a bath occasionally , when it is really necessary.

Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

800 €
1000 €

The purchase price of a Mudi is between 800 € and 1000 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Mudi is between 450 € and 650 €.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Mudi needs to release his energy on a daily basis through frequent and long walks , as well as various exercises . He devotes himself with great pleasure to activities such as agility, canicross or even obedience. Anything that appeals to his physical abilities, coordination and intelligence is right for him.


Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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