The Mudi was recorded in the Foundation Stock Service in 2004.
The Mudi (in Hungarian, the plural form of mudi is mudik) is a herding dog breed from Hungary. It is closely related to the Puli and Pumi, from which it was separated in the 1930s. Today, the Mudi is bred for work, sport, companionship, and show. They continue to be used in herding, as well as participating in a variety of dog sports.
The Mudi was first discovered as a breed in 1936 by Dr. Dezso Fenyes in Hungary, where it became known as the “driver dog.” Its origin reaches well back into the 15th and 18th centuries, but the exact time is hard to pinpoint. Mudis nearly disappered shortly after their recognition, as many were killed during World War II. The breed became recognized by The Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1966, followed by the United Kennel Club in 2006. The Mudi still actively herds in Hungary with Hungarian shepherds and with flocks of up to 500 sheep.
Originally posted 2018-02-07 08:40:45.