USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



14-15 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 486
Origin Hungary
Other Names Canis Ovilis Fenyesi, Hungarian Mudi
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a Mudi?
Mudi are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $800 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Mudis can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 18-29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Height 15-19 inches (38-48 cm)
Lifespan 14-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose Herding
Date of Origin 1920s
Ancestry Spitz-type

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Dense, Shiny, Short, The rest of the body has a uniformly wavy, possibly spiral-like, full-bodied and always shiny hair, about 3-7 cm long. There are 3 basic types of hair. The m, Wavy
Coat Colors Ash coloured (blue grey), Black, Black Merle, Blue Merle, that is black speckled, striped, brindle or spotted on lighter or darker bluish-grey primary col, Blue-Grey, Brown, Fawn, Gray, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brown, Fawn, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Adaptable, Alert, Aware, Brave, Companionable, Courageous, Daring, Delicate, Energetic, Gentle, Guarding, Intelligent, Keen to Work, Lively, Loving, Vigilant, Watchful
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cataracts, Elbow Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 2 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.,,A Mudi diet should be formulated for a small to mid-sized breed with above-average energy and exercise requirements.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$15
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Mudi have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Mudi is a medium-sized herding dog that originated in Hungary. It is a rare breed, but it has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its intelligence and loyalty. The Mudi is an active and energetic breed that loves to play and explore.

Appearance: The Mudi has a unique appearance with its long, wavy coat and pointed ears. Its coat can be any color from black to white, with shades of gray, brown, red, or fawn in between. The Mudi also has a distinctive tail that curls up over its back when it runs or plays.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the Mudi is 12-14 years.
Size: The average size of the Mudi is 15-20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25-35 pounds.
Weight: The average weight of the Mudi is 25-35 pounds.
Colors: The colors of the Mudi can range from black to white with shades of gray, brown, red or fawn in between.
Personality: The personality of the Mudi is loyal and intelligent; they are eager to please their owners and love being around people as well as other animals such as cats and other dogs. They are also very active dogs who love playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war with their owners or other animals they live with.
Friendliness: The Mudis are friendly towards both humans and other animals; they get along well with children as well as other dogs if properly socialized from an early age on wards . They may be wary around strangers but will warm up quickly once they get to know them better .
Temperament :The temperament of the mudis are alert , loyal , obedient , courageous , playful , energetic , intelligent . They make great watchdogs due to their alertness but do not bark excessively .

Health :Mudis have generally good health but like all breeds there may be some health issues such as hip dysplasia which should be monitored by your vet regularly . Other health issues include eye problems such as cataracts which can lead to blindness if left untreated .

Adaptability :Mudis adapt well to different environments provided they have enough exercise ; however they do not do well in hot climates so should not be kept outdoors for extended periods during summer months . They also need plenty of mental stimulation so activities such as agility training would suit them best .

Benefits :Mudis make great family pets due to their loyalty , intelligence , obedience and playfulness ; they are also easy going so will fit into most households without any problems . They require regular exercise so would suit an active family who enjoy outdoor activities together ; however due to their size they don’t need too much space for running around making them ideal for those living in apartments or smaller homes too !


The Mudi is a herding dog that originates from Hungary. The breed almost became extinct in the early 1900s, but has since become popular again. The Mudi is thought to be a descendant of the Puli and Pumi, two other Hungarian herding breeds. The Mudi was first recognized as a breed in 1936.