Komondor Dog Breed Information

Komondor Quick Facts
Breed Group: Working
Origen: Hungary
Nickname: Hungarian Komondor, Hungarian Sheepdog
Weight: 70-80 lbs
Height: 25-28 inches
Color(s): White

Komondor Appearance

The Komondor is a large, muscular breed, with guard instincts. The Komondor is typically known for its uncommonly dense, protective coat of heavy white cords (which make him look like a giant mop!). The head is large and the muzzle is relatively short. He is slightly longer than tall. His eyes are medium sized almond shape. His ears are an elongated triangle in shape with a slightly rounded tip, blending with the rest of the coat. The tail reaches to hocks in a slight curve and is carried low.

The Komondor has a dense wooly undercoat and a coarser outer wavy or curly coat. The undercoat is trapped in the outer coat forming strong cords. This thick, corded, white coat helps the dog blend in well with sheep and to protect them from any prey that it might be called upon to fight in his role as a flock guardian. The color is always white. The weight of the Komondor is around 70-80 pounds and the height is around 25-28 inches.

Komondor Temperament

The Komondor was breed as independent protector of livestock. They are usually calm and steady when things are normal, but in case of trouble, the dog will fearlessly defend its charges. Early socialization is essential because an unsocialized Komondor may become aggressive toward new people. They are good and protective with children and house pets but reserved with strangers and possible aggressive toward strange dog. They are natural guardian and love to have a job. The Komondor are very loyal, alert and determined breed. They have the amazing ability to judge whether a person has harmful intentions.

Is Komondor the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Komondor will be okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are an energetic and playful breed that needs a daily exercise. His exercise needs could be met with long walks or games. This breed doesn’t like warm weather. It could live outdoors in temperate to cool weather but will be best to divide his time inside and out to share its life with its family. The Komondor independent mind makes him harder to train than most other dog breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.

Komondor Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Komondor is around 10-12 years.

Komondor Health problems

The Komondor is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are skin allergies, CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), and bloat (gastric torsion). They can also be prone to ear problems, hip dysplasia, hot spots and entropion.

Komondor Care and Grooming

Caring for the Komondor coat takes quite a bit of time and effort. This breed is usually never brushed or combed. Its cords must be regularly separated or they will look like flat mats. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Bathing is time consuming and drying will take as much as a day or two. External parasites can be a problem due to the heavy coat. As with any long-haired dog, a skin and ear check should be part of a regular grooming routine. To avoid gastric torsion, this breed should be feed two or three small meals a day instead of one large one.

Komondor Shedding

The Komondor sheds very little to no hair, therefore may be suited for those with allergies.