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Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog" Compare Komondor and Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Which is better: Komondor or Anatolian Shepherd Dog?
Name Komondor Anatolian Shepherd Dog
OriginsHungary Turkey
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank16386
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Coban Kopegi, Karabash Dog, Kara Bas, Kangal Dog, Kham Kepiji Dogs, Scandinavian Nygaard Dogs
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 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.
Breed Recognition No set No set
Price $800-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Size Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 100-150 pounds (45-68 kg), Female: 90-130 pounds (41-59 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 125 pounds (56.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Coat Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Fine
Colors White
Ivory
Biscuit
White
Brindle
Liver
Blue
Fawn
Red
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Bold
Independent
Proud
Confident
Intelligent
Steady
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, 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
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
High
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog has a high chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have lower than 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 Anatolian Shepherd Dog 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.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs handle alone time quite well.
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 - Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
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 cold weather
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog 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 Anatolian Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Anatolian Shepherd Dog

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 3-10 puppies 5-10 puppies

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