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

"Find similarities and differences between Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor" Compare Central Asian Ovtcharka and Rottweiler. Which is better: Central Asian Ovtcharka or Rottweiler or Komondor?
Name Central Asian Ovtcharka Rottweiler Komondor
OriginsRussia Germany Hungary
Group Guard Dogs Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank4148163
Reviews121
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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 Rottie, Rott Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Colonial Rottweiler Club Deutscher Rottweiler Klub International Rottweiler Club No set
Price $1200-$2500 $1200-$2000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor

Size Large Giant Large Giant Large
Weight 121-176 pounds (55-80 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight 148.5 pounds (67.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height 27-32 inches (68.5-81 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height 29.5 inches (75 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor

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

Characteristics - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor

Temperament Adaptable Curious Independent Bold Imperturbable Strong Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good-natured Intelligent Protective Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Central Asian Ovtcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are hard to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most playful dog breed.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
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.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are a social breed.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Central Asian Ovtcharka rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rottweilers 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.
High
The Rottweiler has a high 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.
Rottweilers 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.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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.
Rottweilers 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.
Adaptability
Central Asian Ovtcharkas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Central Asian Ovtcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rottweiler 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.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are generally with other pets.
Rottweilers 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
Rottweilers 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Central Asian Ovtcharka breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Central Asian Ovtcharka vs Rottweiler vs Komondor

Health Issues
Central Asian Ovtcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
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 Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteosarcoma Panosteitis Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 8-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Rottweilers 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.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
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.
Rottweilers 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 Recommended daily amount: 4 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.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Central Asian Ovtcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler 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 Rottweiler 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 Rottweiler vs Komondor

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 4-10 puppies 8-12 puppies 3-10 puppies

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