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Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Maremma Sheepdog Mucuchies Mudi
OriginsItaly Venezuela Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank398399486
Reviews301
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Other Names Cane da Pastore, Maremmano-Abruzzese, Pastore Abruzzese, Pastore Maremmano, Abruzzo Sheepdog, Abruzzese Sheepdog, Maremma, Maremmano Venezuelan Sheepdog, Dog of Páramos, Perro de los Páramos Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No set No set
Price $600-$800 Unknown $800-$1000

General Appearance - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Size Large Large
Giant
Medium
Weight Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) 66-110 pounds (30-50 kg) 18-29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 88.5 pounds (40 kg) 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height 24-29 inches (60-73 cm) 22-28 inches (56-71 cm) 15-19 inches (38-48 cm)
Avg. Height 26.5 inches (66.5 cm) 25 inches (63.5 cm) 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Coat Rough
Thick
Double
Feathered Dense
Curly
Wavy
Shiny
Short
Colors White
Yellow
White
White & Honey
White & Tan
White & Black & Gray
Fawn
Black Merle
Brown
Gray
White
Black
Blue-Grey
Ash coloured (blue grey)
Grooming
Average: The Maremma Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Mucuchies requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Mudi requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Maremma Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Mucuchiess shed above average.
Mudis shed moderately.

Characteristics - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Temperament Alert
Dignified
Intelligent
Determined
Friendly
Loyal
Courageous
Confident
Loyal
Trustworthy
Protective
Alert
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Loving
Courageous
Gentle
Lively
Guarding
Companionable
Watchful
Keen to Work
Adaptable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Mucuchies's has great intelligence.
Smart: Mudi's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Maremma Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Mucuchiess are quite easy to train.
Mudis are easy to train.
Playfulness
Maremma Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Mucuchies is a playful breed.
Mudis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Mucuchiess don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Mudis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Maremma Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Mucuchiess are highly affectionate dogs.
Mudis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Maremma Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Mucuchiess are a social breed.
Mudis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Maremma Sheepdog rarely barks.
Average to high: The Mucuchies is a vocal breed.
Average: The Mudi barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Maremma Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Mucuchiess are one of the best watchdogs.
Mudis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Maremma Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Mucuchiess are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mudis are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Maremma Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mucuchies has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maremma Sheepdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mucuchiess have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mudis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Maremma Sheepdogs are not the biggest explorers.
Mucuchiess are not the biggest explorers.
Mudis are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Maremma Sheepdogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Mucuchiess have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Mudis don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Mucuchiess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Mudis are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Maremma Sheepdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mucuchiess adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mudis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Maremma Sheepdogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Mucuchiess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Stranger Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Mucuchiess are not stranger friendly dogs.
Mudis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Mucuchiess are kid-friendly dogs.
Mudis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Mucuchiess are average friendly towards cats.
Mudis are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Mucuchiess are dog-friendly dogs.
Mudis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Maremma Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mucuchies is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Mudi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mucuchiess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Mudis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Maremma Sheepdogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Mucuchiess are generally with other pets.
Mudis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Maremma Sheepdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Mucuchiess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mudis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Maremma Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mucuchies breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mudi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Health Issues
The Maremma Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Mudis are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
Vaccination Sensitivity
No set Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 10-12 years 14-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Maremma Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Mucuchiess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mudis have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Maremma Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Mucuchiess need quite a lot of exercise.
Mudis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Maremma Sheepdogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Mucuchiess are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Mudis sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Maremma Sheepdog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Maremma Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Mucuchies has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maremma Sheepdog is an average drooler.
The Mucuchies is an average drooler.
The Mudi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Maremma Sheepdog vs Mucuchies vs Mudi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-9 puppies 3-8 puppies 5-8 puppies

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