Mudi Colors BY THE MUDI CLUB OF AMERICA
O ne of the most attractive elements of the Mudi is the wide variety of colors and patterns avail- able. Read below to learn about each color/ pattern. While multiple colors of Mudi are accepted, each col- or or pattern must cover the entirety of the dog. White is undesirable—a small patch (less than 5 cm/2 in) on the chest is allowed, along with a small amount of white on the toes. White on the body, face, or Irish markings are unacceptable. BLACK (FEKETE) Black is, arguably, the most common coloration of Mudi. A small spot of white is permitted on the chest or toes, but not desired. Black is a dominant color. Black dogs can produce brown offspring only if they carry a copy of the recessive brown, and are bred with a dog that also carries at least one copy of brown. BLACK MERLE (FEKETE CIFRA) One of the most common varieties, black merle is strik- ing and unique. These dogs are genetically black with a merle pattern. Merle is a dominant gene, and cannot be “carried” by a non-merle dog (though it can be “masked” by some genes). Merle dogs should not be bred together, as homozygous merle dogs are prone to pigment-related health problems.
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