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Brown Merle (barna cifra)

Brown and white hairs mixed together in varying amounts over the whole dog, there are solid brown patches, but there should not be solid white patches

(except chest and toe tips)


Brown merle is the eighth most common color pattern of Mudi. It is called Red Merle in other breeds.


Less than 1% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as brown merle. 

Gray Merle

(hamvas cifra)

Gray and white hairs mixed together in varying amounts over the whole dog, there are solid gray patches, but there should not be solid white patches

(except chest and toe tips)


Gray merle is the ninth most common color pattern of Mudi.  This is a true Blue Merle. It is called Ash Merle in FCI countries.


Less than 1% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as gray merle. 

Graybrown (hamvasbarna)

Pale lilac-brown to dark silvery cappucino


Graybrown is the seventh most common color of Mudi. It is called Isabella in other breeds. It is called Ashbrown in FCI countries.


Less than 1% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as graybrown. 

Graybrown Merle (hamvasbarna cifra)

Graybrown and white hairs mixed together in varying amounts over the whole dog, there are solid graybrown patches, but there should not be solid white patches

(except chest and toe tips)


Graybrown merle would be the tenth most common color pattern of Mudi. 


No Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been seen or recorded as graybrown merle. 

Black Merle (cifra)

Black and white hairs mixed together in varying amounts over the whole dog, there are solid black patches, but there should not be solid white patches

(except chest and toe tips)


Black merle is tied for third most common color pattern of Mudi (with yellow).  It is called Self Merle and Blue Merle in other breeds.


More than 4% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as black merle. 

Brown (barna)

Shiny chestnut to dark liver


Brown is the sixth most common color of Mudi.  


More than 2% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as brown. 

Gray (hamvas)

Silvery blue to deep gray


Gray is the fifth most common color of Mudi.  It is called Ash on the FCI standard.


More than 3% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as gray. 

White (fehér)

Cream to butter


White is the second most common color of Mudi. 


More than 7% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as white. 

Not Standard Mudi Colors/Patterns


Occasionally a Mudi will be born a color or pattern that is not accepted, according to the breed standardLess than 2% of Mudis recorded since the mid 1960's have been non-standard colors/patterns.  These include:


Albino (red or blue eyed)

White or Yellow with not black pigment

Any Merle with more than two colors

Tricolored (trikolor)

Black and white patches (fekete-fehér)

White with merled patches

Masked yellow (maszkos fakó)

Wolf/Agouti (ordas)

Brindle (csíkos)

Bi-color patterns:

Black and Tan (fekete-cser)

Brown and Tan (barna-cser)

Isabella and Tan (hamvasbarna-cser)

Black and Silver (fekete-ezüst)

Colors

(*updated March 2010)

Mudi fur comes in a "rainbow" of colors.  The breed is allowed six solid colors and one pattern,

according to the breed standard.


A very small white chest patch and white

toe tips are allowed, but not desirable.

Black (fekete)

Shiny, coal black


The most common color of Mudi is black. 


More than 72% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as black. 

Yellow (fakó)

Pale tan to copper


Yellow is tied for third most common color of Mudi (with black merle).  It is called Fawn on the FCI standard.


More than 4% of Mudis born since the mid 1960's have been recorded as yellow. 

Attila, brown merle male, USA
Gray merle female, Hungary
Manó, yellow female, now in Finland
Cigány, black male, Hungary
Black and Silver pattern, Hungary
Brown dog with white fur, brown pigment, yellowish eyes, Hungary
Jázmin, black merle female, Hungary
Gray merle female, Hungary
Bikfic, gray male, Hungary
black merle and black littermates, Hungary
Wolf/agouti, Hungary
Brindle Mudi crossbreed, fur trimmed for summer, shepherd's dog, Hungary
Rajkó, black merle male, USA
Sobri, graybrown male, Hungary
Smokey (male) USA, and Safir (female) in CR, gray littermates
Nudli, yellow female, Hungary
Squiggy (male) and Pippin (female), black littermates, both USA
Rajkó, black merle male, USA
Csoki, brown male, CR
Bojtár, gray male, Hungary
Smokey, gray male, USA
Aladár, yellow male, Hungary
Cseni, yellow female, Hungary
Nyájas Aszú, white male, USA
Berci, white male, Hungary
Lotti, white female, Hungary
Csipke, white female, now in Holland
Fecske, black female, Hungary
Squiggy, black male, USA
Varázs, black merle male, Hungary
White with merled patches, Hungary
Black and White pattern, Hungary
Blue eyed albino, Hungary
Black and Tan pattern, Hungary
Sobri, graybrown male, Hungary
Moki, brown merle male, USA
Bojtár, gray male, Hungary
Rumó, black male, Hungary
Csoki, brown male, CR
Chili, brown female, Hungary
Sobri, graybrown male, Hungary
Rajkó, black merle male, USA
Sobri, graybrown male, Hungary
Chili, brown female, Hungary
Gray merle female, Hungary
Moki, brown merle male, USA
Moki, brown merle male, USA
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