The Mudis originated in Hungary and are closely related to the Puli and the Pumi breed. Dr. Dezso Fenyes discovered it in the year 1936. Their origin and history go back to the 15th century but many of these dogs vanished during the World War II. Their head and legs are covered with short and smooth hair.
Two Mudis from Canada had a lifespan of 17 years.
In Hungary, these dogs are still used as herding dogs.
Temperament & Personality
The Hungarian Mudis are mainly farm dogs but with excellent hunting skills. They are also an excellent watchdog and alerts the owner whenever a stranger steps inside his property. Besides being an aggressive breed, they also have an affectionate and caring nature towards their owner.
They are friendly with the children, but they also need experienced people to handle them. The dog will build a good rapport with other pets in the house. Most Mudis love swimming in the pool, lake or ocean.
These dogs need sufficient amount of regular exercise to keep themselves healthy. Long walks, a brisk jog, and plenty of play sessions work for them. It works well in apartment life, but the owner should provide it with ample amount of activities to keep it busy. Some Mudis may also love games such as flyball and Frisbee.
The Mudi needs brushing and bathing once a week to prevent matting. Nails should also be trimmed once a week to prevent it from growing too long. As they are an active breed, they get muddy and dirty quickly, so proper grooming is a must to prevent any infection.
The Mudis are known to be healthy, but some can still suffer from diseases such as Hip dysplasia, Epilepsy, Patellar luxation, Elbow dysplasia, etc. Occasional tests are CERF, Full physical examination, OFA in hips and elbows.
The dog is an intelligent breed with fast learning capabilities and is an excellent subject for the trainers. The trainers should give them food rewards to accelerate the training process. Obedience training is a must for them which will control their aggressive side.
These dogs love to participate in events and competition. They also have a digging habit so the owner should keep them engage in playful activities. Leash training is a must to keep their hunting skills intact.
Because of their highly energetic lifestyle, the Mudis needs high-quality dog food rich in nutrients. Dry kibble will help in having excellent oral health. The owner should consult the breeder and the Veterinarian before deciding on the puppies’ food.