The Mudi is a herding dog that rivals the Border Collie in intelligence. Its fearlessness also rivals many breeds: At around 25 pounds, this dog will bravely take on much larger predators such as wild boar. Perhaps surprisingly, Mudis have a very even temperament and make great companion dogs who are also guard dogs. They tend to bond mostly with one person but are pleasant with all family members.
Herding dogs not only require serious physical activity every single day, but they need serious mental activity in order to be really happy. You might be doing a great job of providing plenty of exercise to your herding dog … but if you're not also providing MENTAL work … you're not meeting the needs of your herding dog.