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Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound" Compare Komondor and Briard. Which is better: Komondor or Briard or Otterhound?
Name Komondor Briard Otterhound
OriginsHungary France England
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank163127186
Reviews101
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Berger De Brie, Berger Briard Otter Dog
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 1928 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition No set No set American Kennel Club Australian National Kennel Council Canadian Kennel Club Continental Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $1000-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound

Size Large Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) 75 pounds (35 kg) 66-115 pounds (30-52 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) 75 pounds (35 kg) 90.5 pounds (41 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (62-68 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-64 cm) 24-26 inches (60-65 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (60 cm) 25 inches (62.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Fine Rough Waterproof
Colors White Ivory Tawny Gray Black Blue Cream Wheaten Tan Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Otterhound requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Briards shed moderately.
Otterhounds shed above average.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Faithful Intelligent Obedient Fearless Loyal Protective Amiable Outright Tempered Boisterous
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Briard's has great intelligence.
Average: Otterhound's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Briards are easy to train.
Otterhounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Briards, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Otterhound 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.
Otterhounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Briards are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Otterhounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Briards are a social breed.
Otterhounds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Briard barks occasionally.
Average: The Otterhound barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Briards are one of the best watchdogs.
Otterhounds are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Briards are extremely protective guard dogs.
Otterhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Briard has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Otterhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Briards have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Otterhounds 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.
Briards have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Otterhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Briards 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.
Otterhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Briards are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Otterhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Briards adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Otterhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Briards 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 Briard vs Otterhound

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

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Briard is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Otterhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set No set Bloat Epilepsy Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Joint Problems
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Briards have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Otterhounds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Briards need a lot of exercises.
Otterhounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Briards are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Otterhounds don't need too much sleep.
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. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, 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 Briard can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Otterhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Briard has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Otterhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Briard is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Otterhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Briard vs Otterhound

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 8-10 puppies 4-7 puppies

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