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Mudi is a dog breed. It is used a lot for herding. The Mudi protects and guards without being too aggressive or hostile. This breed is intelligent, loyal, and agile. This dog can be found in Hungary, Finland, and rarely in Europe, United States, and Canada.

Health

Health problems that have been seen in the Mudi include epilepsy, hip dysplasia, cataracts, elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation. These health issues can cause weakness in legs or difficulty getting up.

Care and maintenance

Frequently brushing a Mudi helps keep it clean from all its herding jobs. Most Mudis don’t need a bath more than a few times a year. Before a bath, cut or comb out any mat in the Mudi’s coat. Mudi puppies between 8-12 weeks old need to be fed four small meals a day. Mudi pups 6 months to a year old need to be fed 2 larger meals a day.

Finances

The average Mudi pup costs around $2000. Maintenance costs about $2800.

Appearance

A Mudi dog weighs about 18 to 29 pounds (8.2 to 13.2 kilograms). It is 15 to 19 inches (38 to 48 centimetres) tall. It has medium, curly hair. The color can be black, white, fawn, brown, or ash.

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