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Komondor vs Great Pyrenees – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Komondor Great Pyrenees
OriginsHungary Spain France
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank16366
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus
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 1933 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 Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Komondor vs Great Pyrenees

Size Large Giant
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Great Pyrenees

Coat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Dense Double
Colors White Ivory White
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Great Pyreneess shed above average.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Great Pyrenees

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Affectionate Fearless Patient Confident Gentle Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog 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.
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Great Pyreneess have lower 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.
Great Pyreneess 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.
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Great Pyreneess 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.
Great Pyreneess 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 Great Pyrenees

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Great Pyreneess 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
Great Pyreneess 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
Great Pyrenees 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 Great Pyrenees

Health Issues
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease Bloat Cataracts Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Great Pyreneess 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. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
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.
Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Great Pyrenees

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 6-9 puppies

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