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Komondor vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Cane Corso" Compare Komondor and Cane Corso. Which is better: Komondor or Cane Corso?
Name Komondor Cane Corso
OriginsHungary Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank16337
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
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 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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. American Canine Association, Inc. National Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Komondor vs Cane Corso

Size Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Cane Corso

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Dense
Colors White Ivory Chestnut Brindle Gray Red Fawn Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Cane Corso

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Cheerful Loyal Social Courageous Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher 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.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cane Corsos 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.
Cane Corsos 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos 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
Cane Corso 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 Cane Corso

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Arthritis Bloat Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Ectropion Entropion Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Cane Corsos 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. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Cane Corso

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 4-6 puppies

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