Mudi

Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
Overview
The Mudi originated in Hungary and is a relatively new breed. They are noted for their versatility as sheep herder, flock guardian, guard dog, cattle herder, hunter, and companion. Mudi's are also utilized as rescue dogs. This breed is exceedingly rare and difficult to obtain.

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Character
A medium sized breed, the Mudi is brave, agile, and alert. They are robust, flexible, and reliable. The most distinctive characteristic of this breed is the head. Mudi's possess an expression of being attentive, intelligent, and dynamic.

Does your Mudi bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Mudi is loving, gentle, and forms a close bond with one particular family member. They do not trust strangers and will protect and defend their family and property. The Mudi breed does well with children they have been raised with. They get along with other dogs and non-canine pets they have been raised with or properly introduced to. This breed possesses multiple talents and a pleasing disposition.
Care
Mudi's require occasional brushing to remove dead hair. Bathing should be done when necessary. The Mudi is a relatively healthy breed with some rare cases of Hip Dysplasia.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the Mudi is straight, short, and smooth on the front of the legs and head. The coat on the body is dense, shiny, very wavy, or slightly curled. The coat is longest on the back of the legs and upper thighs where there is pronounced feathering.
Training
The Mudi breed is highly intelligent, obedient, and independent. They respond best to firmness, fairness, and consistency. The Mudi excels in agility, security, narcotics dog, and rescue. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Mudi puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
A very active breed, the Mudi does best with a large yard or rural setting. They thrive on working, exercise, and enjoy flyball and frisbee. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
18-29 lbs
Height
14-20 inches
Color(s)
Red, brown, black, white, gray, and yellow. May have Merle markings.

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Mudi Questions

In Florida, what should I expect to pay for a good mudi puppy, socialized and housetrained or good lines?

Answer:
The Mudi breed is a rarer breed of dog and there are not a lot of breeders out there. Once you find a breeder, you'll most likely be on a waiting list for a little while. But once you find a breeder, a puppy that is from good, solid lines from a responsible, reputable, and responsible breeder will most likely be anywhere between $2000.00 - $2500.00.

What is the average life expectancy of a Mudi?

Answer:
They live to about 14-20 years.

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