|Country of Origin:||Hungary|
|Registries:||CKC, FCI, AKC/FSS, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR|
|Breed Group:||FCI : Group 1 Section 1 #238, AKC: Herding (FSS), CKC: Miscellaneous, UKC: Herding Dog|
|Size:||Height: 38 – 47 cm (14 – 20 inches ) Weight: 8 – 13 kg (18 – 29 lbs )|
|Exercise:||Daily long, brisk walk or jog|
|Colors:||Ash, Fawn, Brown, Black, Black merle, White|
Hungarian Mudi is a sheepdog and the youngest of three Hungarian Kelpie breeds among which are still Puli and Pumi. Breed originated in the late 19th century and early 20 century. It was created spontaneously from the Hungarian breed Kelpie.
The ancestors of these dogs came from the territory of Western Europe together with merino sheep herds. The beginning of the industrial processing of wool brought to these areas Moody and Pumi. At that time the herds were transferred in the simplest way – dogs. How dogs who have done this job were not returned,they found a new home in the Pannonian Plain .
These herding dogs are recognized since 1930, when the Hungarian Mudi was separated from the Puli and Pumi breed. Hungarian Mudi was very much appreciated, especially when working with large animals, because they were brave and sharp. His hair gives him the role of a luxury dog.
Although the breed is less known and less popular than the other better known breeds such as Puli and Komondor of Hungary, this breed is very in price because of its appearance and versatility. The Hungarian sheepdog looks more like the rush hour. Some attribute it to a cross between Puli and Spitz -type dogs. What is certain is that the breed originated relatively recently, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Hungary.
Resourceful, modest and brave, Hungarian Mudi is a good shepherd dog for cattle, sheep, and geese. Mudi’s silhouette is a little bit more rectangular than Spitz. They have a convex skull, pointed nose and almond eyes, dark brown and very expressive, short or shortened tail. The hair is very wavy, sometimes curly at the neck and body, long, except on the paws and head.
Occasional combing and brushing to remove dead hair is all that is needed. Trimming the hair is done seasonally, twice a year.