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Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog" Compare Argentine Dogo and Komondor. Which is better: Argentine Dogo or Komondor or Icelandic Sheepdog?
Name Argentine Dogo Komondor Icelandic Sheepdog
OriginsArgentina Hungary Iceland
Group Guard Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank390163144
Reviews110
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Other Names Argentine Dog, Argentine Mastiff Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog, Íslenskur Fjárhundur, Islandsk Farehond, Friaar Dog, Canis Islandicus
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Watchdogs and Herders section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Federacion Cinologica Argentina Backwoods Bulldog Club No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $2800-$5000 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Size Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 12-16 inches (31-41 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 14 inches (36 cm)

Hair & Care - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Coat Fine Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Dense Soft Wavy Thick Straight
Colors White White Ivory White Cream Gold Red Chocolate Fawn Gray Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Argentine Dogo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Icelandic Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Argentine Dogos shed moderately.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Icelandic Sheepdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Temperament Sociable Loyal Protective Tolerant Loving Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Agile Cheerful Alert Energetic Inquisitive
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Argentine Dogo's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Argentine Dogos are quite easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Argentine Dogos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Icelandic Sheepdog is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Argentine Dogos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Icelandic Sheepdogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Argentine Dogos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Argentine Dogos need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Icelandic Sheepdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Argentine Dogo rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
High: The Icelandic Sheepdog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Argentine Dogos are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Argentine Dogos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Argentine Dogo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Icelandic Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Argentine Dogos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Icelandic Sheepdogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Argentine Dogo is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Icelandic Sheepdog is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Argentine Dogos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Icelandic Sheepdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Argentine Dogos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Icelandic Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Icelandic Sheepdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Stranger Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Argentine Dogos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Argentine Dogos are not dog-friendly.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Argentine Dogo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Icelandic Sheepdog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Argentine Dogos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Argentine Dogos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Argentine Dogos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Icelandic Sheepdogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Argentine Dogo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Icelandic Sheepdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Health Issues
Argentine Dogos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Icelandic Sheepdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Cancer Deafness Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism No set Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Argentine Dogos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Icelandic Sheepdogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Argentine Dogos need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Icelandic Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Argentine Dogos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Icelandic Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Komondor can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Icelandic Sheepdog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Argentine Dogo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Icelandic Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Argentine Dogo is an average drooler.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Icelandic Sheepdog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Argentine Dogo vs Komondor vs Icelandic Sheepdog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 3-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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