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Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor" Compare Central Asian Ovtcharka and Komondor. Which is better: Central Asian Ovtcharka or Komondor?
Name Central Asian Ovtcharka Komondor
OriginsRussia Hungary
Group Guard Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank414163
Reviews11
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Other Names Central Asian Shepherd, Central Asian Sheepdog, Central Asian Owtcharka, Central Asian Ovcharka, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Middle Asian Shepherd Dog, Middle Asian Shepherd, Middle Asian Sheepdog, Middle Asian Owtcharka, Middle Asian Ovcharka Sredneasiatskaia Ovtcharka, Alabai, Turkmen Alabai, Aziat, Volkadov, Wolf Crusher Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association Foundation Stock Service No set
Price $1200-$2500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Size Large Giant Large
Weight 121-176 pounds (55-80 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight 148.5 pounds (67.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height 27-32 inches (68.5-81 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height 29.5 inches (75 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Coat Dense Thick Double Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded
Colors White Black Fawn Brindle Grey Russet Straw Flecked White Ivory
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Central Asian Ovtcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Central Asian Ovtcharkas shed above average.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Temperament Adaptable Curious Independent Bold Imperturbable Strong Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Central Asian Ovtcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are hard to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most playful dog breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Central Asian Ovtcharka rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Central Asian Ovtcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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.
Apartment Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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.
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.

Good With - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Central Asian Ovtcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Central Asian Ovtcharka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor 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.

Health Factors - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Health Issues
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Central Asian Ovtcharkas need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Central Asian Ovtcharka 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Central Asian Ovtcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Central Asian Ovtcharka drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Komondor

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies 3-10 puppies

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