With their origin in Hungary, the Mudi is a rather new breed of dog. They're prized for their ability to do many types of jobs such as herding sheep, guarding flocks, herding cattle, hunting, companions and as great guard dogs. These dogs are also used as rescue dogs. Mudi dogs are extremely rare and hard to find.


Mudis are quite active and are happiest when living in a country setting with access to a large yard. They're happiest when they're exercising, working, or playing Frisbee or Flyball.


Caring for a Mudi doesn't involve a lot of work. They do need to be brushed occasionally to get rid of loose and dead hair. Only bathe these dogs when it's absolutely necessary. They're relatively healthy with only a few rare issues with Hip Dysplasia.


Mudis are medium in size, alert, agile and courageous. They're also reliable, flexible and strong. Their most unique trait is their head. Mudis display a facial expression of intelligence and attentiveness.


Mudis have coats that are short, smooth and straight on their head and front of the legs. The coat appearing on their body is shiny, dense, and either slightly curled or very wavy. Their coat on the back of their legs and upper thighs is longest and there's defined feathering in those areas.


Mudi dogs are gentle and loving, and usually connect closely with one specific member of the family. These dogs don't trust strangers and are very protective of their family and property. They don't hesitate to defend what they feel belongs to them. Mudis get on well with other dogs as well as non-canine pets as long as they've been raised with them or introduced to them properly. They have many talents and a good personality.


Mudi dogs are very smart, independent and obedient. Training should be conducted with fairness, consistency and firmness. These dogs excel in the areas of security, rescue, agility, and as narcotics dogs.