Dog Breed Profiles

Komondor

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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Hungary as a guard of sheep and property. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 years 
Color
White 
Coat
Long, coarse outer coat; may be curly or wavy; 
Exercise Needs
Intensive exercise such as pulling or a long-distance run. Needs a purpose in life. Training should be firm, consistent rules an 
Temperament
The Komondor is a natural protector and will guard with its life sheep and cattle or children and other pets if it is cast in th 
Good with Children
Good with children from its own family, but needs to be properly introduced to other children. Interacts very well live stock, m 
Grooming Needs
The coat is particularly demanding. It must never be brushed or combed. Instead, the hair is divided into cords or trimmed to su 
Average Size - Male (in)
25.5 + 
Average Size - Female (in)
23.5 + 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
80 - 150 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
80 - 150 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia.v
Living Conditions
Suburban or rural; fenced yard. Can live outside comfortably in a doghouse. 

Breed Description

The Komondor is a large Hungarian sheepdog breed brought to Europe in the 9th century by the Magyars, who kept it primarily to protect, rather than to herd, their flocks. It is a powerful, heavy-boned dog, and is covered from head to tail in a heavy, shaggy white coat, which is woolly in texture and becomes matted if uncombed. The coat was left tangled and unkempt by the Hungarian shepherds, for it provided the dog with excellent protection from the fangs of wolves and other predators. It is a courageous and faithful breed and its heavily shaggy white coat is likened to a mop because of its tendency to hang off the body and over the face in separate cordlike strips; ears are medium-length and hang down side of head in a V-shape; tail reaches down to hocks and curls slightly at end; eyes are dark brown. It is related to Russian steppe dogs used by Huns and its name means somber, surly, or angry, adjectives used to describe the ancient flock guards from which modern breed descended.

Breed Infobits

The Komondor is also known as the Hungarian Sheepdog
The Komondor is generally a confident dog that makes rather a good watch-dog as it soon develops a keen sense of territory.

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