The Mudi is a herding breed originating from Hungary. It can easily be mistaken as a mixed breed by some because of its resemblance to a Miniature Poodle and a German Shepherd.
They are born with floppy ears, which will then appear pricked in adulthood. Their tails come in varied lengths from bobtail to long, full-length tails, and sometimes they are born without one or with just a natural stump tail.
The average adult height is from 15 to 19 inches, and they weigh around 18 to 30 lbs. Their head and front limbs are covered with short, straight, and smooth fur, while the rest is wavy or slightly curled.
Color ranges from black to brown and from speckled, brindled, or spotted. Coat maintenance is very easy, and they are light to average shedders.
Being a herding dog, they are active, agile, and playful, but they can be easily bored and tends to bark a lot if left unattended.
Susanne Bergesen of the Mudi Club of America said that Mudis are not great for first-time dog owners and can get bored if constantly drilled. “They are thinkers, love to learn, learn quickly, and do not need lots of repetitions to acquire most skills,” she said.
The breed is considered rare, with approximately 450 Mudis in the US and around 4,000 worldwide.