Komondor – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Working Dogs
Height:
25 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
80 to 100 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Komondor is that dog breed that people refer to as the ‘mop’, due to their unusual coat and overall appearance.

This is a Hungarian sheepdog or large size, bred to work in the fields and herd sheep and cattle. With up to 100 pounds and profuse white cords from head to tail, this dog looks much larger than he actually is.

The Komondor is an independent and protective breed that requires an experienced owner and skilled hand at training.

If you see more than one Komondor outside, know that they are called Komondorok (the plural of Komondor is Komondorok).

This powerful dog will always have profuse white cords, so if dealing with grooming this dog seems like too much work, you should think about getting another breed.

Despite their significant size, this breed is light-footed and moves easily. Grooming this dog will demand special care and time investment to get those curls right.

If you ever feel like it’s too much work for you, think about hiring a professional dog groomer, or talk with your veterinarian for the best coat-care tips.

To make rainy days more bearable think about a rainy coat or any other dog equipment that could make a rain cover your Komondor as little as possible.

For their size, Komondors are agile and highly athletic and enough exercise should keep them healthy and happy.