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Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi" Compare Komondor and Bergamasco. Which is better: Komondor or Bergamasco or Mudi?
Name Komondor Bergamasco Mudi
OriginsHungary Italy Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank163181486
Reviews101
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergamasco, Cane da pastore Bergamasco, Bergermaschi Hungarian Mudi, Canis Ovilis Fenyesi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No set
Price $800-$1200 $1000-$1300 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

Size Large Large Medium
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 70-84 pounds (32-38 kg), Female: 57-71 pounds (26-32 kg) 18-29 pounds (8-13 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 61 pounds (29 kg) 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) 22-24 inches (54-62 cm) 15-19 inches (38-48 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) 23 inches (58 cm) 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

Coat Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Dense
Fine
Dense
Curly
Wavy
Shiny
Short
Colors White
Ivory
Grey Fawn
Black Merle
Brown
Gray
White
Black
Blue-Grey
Ash coloured (blue grey)
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bergamasco doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Mudi requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Bergamascos shed none to minimal.
Mudis shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

Temperament Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Determined
Patient
Quiet
Vigilant
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Loving
Courageous
Gentle
Lively
Guarding
Companionable
Watchful
Keen to Work
Adaptable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Mudi's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Bergamascos aren't famous for their trainability.
Mudis are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Bergamascos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Mudis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Bergamascos are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Mudis have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Bergamascos are highly affectionate dogs.
Mudis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Bergamascos are a social breed.
Mudis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Bergamasco rarely barks.
Average: The Mudi barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Bergamascos are good watchdogs.
Mudis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bergamascos strongly protect their territory.
Mudis are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bergamasco has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bergamascos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mudis 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.
Bergamascos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Mudis 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.
Bergamascos 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.
Mudis don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bergamascos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Mudis 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.
Bergamascos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Mudis 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.
Bergamascos 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Mudis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Mudis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are average friendly towards cats.
Mudis are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Mudis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bergamasco is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Mudi is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bergamascos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Mudis are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bergamascos are generally with other pets.
Mudis are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bergamascos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mudis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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
Bergamasco breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mudi 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bergamascos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Mudis are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Skin Allergies
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 13-15 years 14-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Bergamascos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mudis 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.
Bergamascos need quite a lot of exercise.
Mudis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Bergamascos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Mudis 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 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
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 average to cold weather conditions
The Bergamasco 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 Bergamasco has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Mudi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Bergamasco is an average drooler.
The Mudi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Bergamasco vs Mudi

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 6-10 puppies 5-8 puppies

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