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Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd" Compare Bergamasco and Komondor. Which is better: Bergamasco or Komondor or Pyrenean Shepherd?
Name Bergamasco Komondor Pyrenean Shepherd
OriginsItaly Hungary France
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank181163180
Reviews010
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Other Names Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergamasco, Cane da pastore Bergamasco, Bergermaschi Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Berger Des Pyrénées, Petit Berger, Pyrenees Sheepdog, Pyr Shep
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. No set American Kennel Club Continental Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain United Kennel Club
Price $1000-$1300 $800-$1200 $500-$800

General Appearance - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

Size Large Large Medium
Weight Male: 70-84 pounds (32-38 kg), Female: 57-71 pounds (26-32 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 15–32 pounds (7–15 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 61 pounds (29 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 15–32 pounds (7–15 kg)
Height 22-24 inches (54-62 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 15.5-18.5 inches (39-47 cm)
Avg. Height 23 inches (58 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 15.5-18.5 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

Coat Dense Fine Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Rough Smooth
Colors Grey White Ivory Fawn White Brindle Gray Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Bergamasco doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Pyrenean Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Bergamascos shed none to minimal.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Pyrenean Shepherds shed moderately.

Characteristics - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

Temperament Determined Patient Quiet Vigilant Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Bossy Dedicated Trainable Clever Energetic Watchful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Bergamascos aren't famous for their trainability.
Komondors are easy to train.
Pyrenean Shepherds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Bergamascos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Pyrenean Shepherd is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Bergamascos are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Bergamascos are highly affectionate dogs.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Pyrenean Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Bergamascos are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Pyrenean Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Bergamasco rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
High: The Pyrenean Shepherd is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Bergamascos are good watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Bergamascos strongly protect their territory.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Bergamasco has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pyrenean Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bergamascos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pyrenean Shepherds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bergamascos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Pyrenean Shepherds tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Bergamascos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pyrenean Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Bergamascos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Pyrenean Shepherds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bergamascos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pyrenean Shepherds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Bergamascos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
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.
Fighting 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

Stranger Friendly
Bergamascos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bergamascos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bergamascos are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Bergamascos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bergamasco is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pyrenean Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bergamascos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pyrenean Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bergamascos are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pyrenean Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bergamascos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pyrenean Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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
Bergamasco breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pyrenean Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
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 - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

Health Issues
Bergamascos 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.
Pyrenean Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Joint Dysplasia Skin Allergies No set Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 10-12 years 15-17 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Bergamascos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Pyrenean Shepherds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Bergamascos need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Pyrenean Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Bergamascos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Pyrenean Shepherds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 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 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bergamasco can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Pyrenean Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Bergamasco has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pyrenean Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bergamasco is an average drooler.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Pyrenean Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Bergamasco vs Komondor vs Pyrenean Shepherd

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 6-10 puppies 3-10 puppies 4 puppies

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