History of the Mudi in Canada
The first registered mudi was imported by us in 1996. Her name was Jagged "Mac's Jagged Edge of Mudiblu"
The second was her littermate Ridge "Mac's Original Mudiblu"
We imported the first Registered Mudi with the CKC. She was fawn natural bob tail named CH du Clos Saint-Joseph Tisza (Maze), from France and then Laura Lapietra imported CH Pontos, from Sweden.
They produced the first Litter of Mudi Puppies in Canada, Iszkiri's Amazing Lil Dancer (Diego) and Iszkiri's Amazing Quake du Josar (Quake).
At this time the Mudi was shown in the Miscellaneous Group against other Miscellaneous Breeds. (Kelpie, JRT,Border Collies etc.) They could not earn a championship. It was a way of getting Miscellaneous breeds into the public eye. The breed must stay in the Miscellaneous Class for 2 years before applying for full breed recognition. There is a breed referendum held by the animal pedigree act of Canada. At this time new breeds are voted on for full recognition. There hasn't been a breed referendum due to un-resolved issues between the CKC and the Animal Pedigree Act. Therefore, no new breeds have been added to the breed registry with the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada.
The Mudi was accepted into the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) in the Miscellaneous Group in 2003. The Miscellaneous Group stayed the same but breed clubs representing the Miscellaneous Breeds could choose to put forward their breed to a Membership vote. The miscellaneous Group was being disolved and a new Miscellaneous Class was added. The vote was positive and the Mudi was added to the Herding Group 7 and to the new Miscellaneous Listed Breeds Appendix. The CKC "miscellaneous class" is for breeds working towards full recognition by the CKC.
Miscellaneous Listed Breeds are authorized to participate in CKC events in accordance with the rules and regulations governing those events. This includes conformation championships and sport performance events.
In 2015 after 15 years, We helped the CKC write the ROE "Rules of Eligibility and the breed was accepted and fully recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club.