Mudi

József Rusznyak, a Shepherd in Hungary trims the hoof of one of his sheep, with his faithful Mudi by his side. Courtesy Celeste Pongrácz, mudikennel.com

Mudi

Also known as: Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi

Origin: Hungary

Height at shoulder: 15–20 inches (38–51 cm)

Weight: 18–35 pounds (8–16 kg)

Coat: Moderate length, dense, very wavy to slightly curled

Color: Black, white, yellow, ash and brown; solid and merle (without white trim)

Ears: High set, upright, triangular shaped

Tail: Natural bob or long; carried in sickle shape when working

Pásztor-Virtus Fecske rounding up the herd of dairy cows for their evening milking. Courtesy Pongrácz, Mudikennel.com

Pásztor-Virtus Fecske – Courtesy Pongrácz, Mudikennel.com

Pásztor-Virtus Fecske – Courtesy Celeste R. Pongrácz, Mudikennel.com

Ádam Kalina with his Mudi, Szutyi – Photo Courtesy NicoleB, NicoleB.org

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html

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