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.
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.