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

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Combai vs Bergamasco" Compare Komondor and Combai. Which is better: Komondor or Combai or Bergamasco?
Name Komondor Combai Bergamasco
OriginsHungary India Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank163276181
Reviews100
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Kombai, Indian Boar Hound, Indian Boardog Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergamasco, Cane da pastore Bergamasco, Bergermaschi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 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. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set Dog Registry of America Inc. 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.
Price $800-$1200 $1200-$1800 $1000-$1300

General Appearance - Komondor vs Combai vs Bergamasco

Size Large Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 66 - 77 pounds (30-35 kg), Female: 62-73 pounds (28-33 kg) Male: 70-84 pounds (32-38 kg), Female: 57-71 pounds (26-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 70.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg) Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 61 pounds (29 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), 21 - 24 inches (53-61 cm) 22-24 inches (54-62 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), 22.5 inches (57 cm) 23 inches (58 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Combai vs Bergamasco

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Straight Rough Dense Fine
Colors White Ivory Tan & Reddish Brown Grey
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Combai doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bergamasco doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Combais are low shedders.
Bergamascos shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Combai vs Bergamasco

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Guarding Loyal Brave Protective Intelligent Determined Patient Quiet Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Combai's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Combais are quite easy to train.
Bergamascos aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Combais are not the most playful dog breed.
Bergamascos, 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.
Bergamascos are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Combais may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Bergamascos are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Combais need a lot of social interaction.
Bergamascos are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
High: The Combai is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Bergamasco rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Combais are one of the best watchdogs.
Bergamascos are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Combais are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bergamascos strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Combai has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bergamasco has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Combais 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Combais have average wanderlust potential.
Bergamascos 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.
Combais have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Combais are not apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Combais adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bergamascos 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.
Combais tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
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 Combai vs Bergamasco

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Combais are not stranger friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Combais are kid-friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Combais are not cat-friendly dogs.
Bergamascos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Combais are not dog-friendly.
Bergamascos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Combai is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bergamasco is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Combais are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bergamascos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Combais do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Bergamascos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Combais are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bergamascos 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.
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
Combai breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bergamasco 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 Combai vs Bergamasco

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Bergamascos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Dermatitis Hip Dysplasia Bloat Joint Dysplasia Skin Allergies
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Combais have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bergamascos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Combais need a lot of exercises.
Bergamascos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Combais are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bergamascos 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. 4 to 5 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to 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 warm weather conditions 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Combai has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bergamasco has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Combai is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bergamasco is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Combai vs Bergamasco

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 3-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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