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Komondor Dog Breed Explained

Komondor Dog Breed Explained

"The Komondor... Imposing strength, dignity, courageous demeanor, and pleasing nature."

Originally brought to Hungary by nomads to guard their sheep, they are still used for that purpose today.

The earliest account of this breed of dog is from the 16th century.

It is said to be related to some Russian breeds and is a descendant of Tibetan dogs.

The Komondor is still used to protect flocks in their native country.

They live outdoors for most of its life and the genetic evolution of physical characteristics has presented the heavy coat for their protection.

Komondor's are fantastic watch dogs!

However, they do require very specialized environment for their optimum growth and enjoyment.

The Komondor is used as a guard dog in the United States.

This is a very large dog with an amazingly beautiful white coat that hangs majestically to the ground in cords. The dog makes an impressive show dog because of its size and the magnificent physical features.

The corded white coat acts as camouflage for the dog when he is acting as a guardian for the unprotected sheep in his care. The coat also protects him from the claws and teeth of attackers.

The world took notice of this breed around 1920 when it was first presented in dog shows.

Characteristics of the Komondor include a huge frame and imposing strength.

  •  The Komondor can weigh up to 125 lbs and have a height of up to 27 inches.
  •  The females of this breed weigh on an average of 70-85 lbs.

This dog would not be appropriate for apartment living. Because of the size of this breed, the Komondor is more suitable for owners who have large backyards.

Country living is preferred for this huge animal.

The Komondor is beautiful and enjoys family life, but is not for the faint of heart.

This breed requires specialized care for its coat and extensive training.

Komondor's survives best in colder climates.

Puppy obedience classes are necessary for the Komondor.

You will need to get this dog to learn to obey you before it weighs as much as you do!

Puppy classes are also necessary for early socialization of this breed.

These dogs tend to be overprotective if they aren't properly socialized.

Komondor Dog Training and Health

Komondor dog breed picture

Like many other working dogs, the Komondor also tends to be very independent. Early training helps create a partnership that your dog will respect.

Grooming this massive dog is a daily requirement, especially if you want to maintain the magnificence of the corded coat.

Their hair must never be brushed or combed. The coat has to be divided into cords and trimmed. This dog needs a lot of bathing and the coat takes a long time to dry. It sheds very little, if at all.

Potential health problems of the Komondor can include hip dysplasia, bloat and skin problems.

The Komondor makes a good, loyal family pet.

Owning a dog like the Komondor requires patience and some specialized skills to control the independent nature of the dog.

The ideal family will live in a colder climate with acreage. Also, to maintain and groom the dog effectively requires some time.

When the right environment, family and dog are combined, a wonderful connection will take place. The Komondor will bring years of protection and companionship to its lucky family.

Komondor Dog Breed Explained

Dog bullet  Komondor Dog Breed
Country of Origin: Hungary

Dog Breed Family The Komondor belongs to the family known as Working and/or Guard dogs.
Alternative Names Hungarian Komondor and Hungarian Sheepdog
Classification FCI: Group 1 Section 1; AKC: Working; ANKC: Group 5 Working Dogs; CKC: Group 3 - Working Dogs; KC (UK): Pastoral; NZKC: Working; UKC: Guardian Dogs

Komondor is a Working and/or Guard dog

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