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Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren" Compare Komondor and Belgian Tervuren. Which is better: Komondor or Belgian Tervuren?
Name Komondor Belgian Tervuren
OriginsHungary Belgium
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank163103
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Tervuren
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 1959 as a Herding 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 $1200-$1400

General Appearance - Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren

Size Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren

Coat Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Thick
Double
Colors White
Ivory
Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Belgian Tervuren requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Belgian Tervurens shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Alert
Energetic
Loyal
Attentive
Intelligent
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Belgian Tervuren is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Belgian Tervurens are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Belgian Tervuren is a highly playful breed.
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.
Belgian Tervurens are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Belgian Tervurens are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
High: The Belgian Tervuren is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Belgian Tervurens are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Belgian Tervurens strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Belgian Tervuren has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Belgian Tervurens 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.
Belgian Tervurens are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Belgian Tervurens have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Belgian Tervurens are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Belgian Tervurens 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.
Belgian Tervurens 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.
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 Belgian Tervuren

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Belgian Tervurens are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Belgian Tervurens are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Belgian Tervurens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Belgian Tervurens are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Belgian Tervuren is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Belgian Tervurens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Belgian Tervurens 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
Belgian Tervurens 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
Belgian Tervuren 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Belgian Tervuren is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Belgian Tervurens are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Belgian Tervurens need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Belgian Tervurens 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. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to 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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Belgian Tervuren has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Belgian Tervuren is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Belgian Tervuren

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 6-10 puppies

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