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Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita" Compare Komondor and Akbash Dog. Which is better: Komondor or Akbash Dog or Akita?
Name Komondor Akbash Dog Akita
OriginsHungary Turkey Japan
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank16319247
Reviews101
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Akbash dog, Akbaş Çoban Köpeği, Coban Kopegi Turkish Shepherd Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $500-$700 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita

Size Large Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 90–140 pounds (41–64 kg), Female: 75–105 pounds (34–48 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 115 pounds (52,5 kg), Female: 90 pounds (41 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28–32 inches (71–81 cm), Female: 27–30 inches (69–76 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 28,5 inches (72,5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Thick Smooth Fluffy Dense Waterproof Straight
Colors White Ivory White Red Fawn White Black Brown
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Akbash Dog requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Akbash Dogs shed moderately.
Akitas are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Affectionate Alert Courageous Independent Intelligent Loyal Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Akbash Dogs are quite easy to train.
Akitas are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Akbash Dogs are not the most playful dog breed.
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Akbash Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Akbash Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Akbash Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Akbash Dog barks occasionally.
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Akbash Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Akbash Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Akbash Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Akbash Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Akbash Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Akbash Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Akbash Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Akbash Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Akitas 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.
Akbash Dogs handle alone time quite well.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita

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

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Akbash Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Akita is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Bloat Epilepsy Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella Umbilical Hernias Bloat Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Akbash Dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Akbash Dogs exercise need is minimal.
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Akbash Dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Akitas 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. 3-4 cup high-quality commercial dog food (that is formulated for large-breed dogs), divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate 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 Akbash Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akbash Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Akbash Dog is an average drooler.
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Akbash Dog vs Akita

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 3-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 3-12 puppies

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