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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Working group.

Weight:

Between 80-135 pounds.

Height:

Between 26-32 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

White.

Coat:

Komondorok have the heaviest coats of all dogs. They have a long and coarse outer coat of felted or corded hair over top of a soft and woolly undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Komondorok are gentle and affectionate with their family, but tend to be best suited for just one owner. This breed is very dignified and only puppies will romp around and play.

Country of Origin:

Hungary.

History:

While their exact history remains a mystery, Komondorok have been present in Hungary for hundreds of years, possibly since as early as the ninth century. Likely used by nomads to guard and protect their herds, these animals are depicted in old drawings and look much the same today as they did hundreds of years ago.

Name:

Komondorok is the plural of Komondor. Additional names include Hungarian Komondor and Hungarian Sheepdog.

Temperament:

Komondorok are quiet and dominating dogs that rarely ever bark or give warning prior to an attack. Komondorok are one-person dogs and are very wary and suspicious of strangers. Like many dogs bred to guard cattle, Komondorok have a very steady disposition when there's no trouble afoot.


Care

Training:

Komondorok require very early obedience training. Although these dogs are dominant and think for themselves, when trained early they can generally be taught to be obedient. Upbeat training sessions are necessary in order to prevent the dogs from becoming bored and stubborn.

Activity:

The Komondor has a mid-range activity level and requires daily exercise.

Ownership:

Komondorok are not for everyone, but for skilled and knowledgeable owners, they can make great companions and protectors. It's absolutely necessary to be able to control these dogs, due to their great size and strength, and early training and socialization are definitely required. Except when puppies, these dogs are not playmates. Komondorok generally don't like to be taken to professional groomers, as they're very suspicious and wary of strangers.


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