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Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog" Compare Komondor and Kangal Dog. Which is better: Komondor or Kangal Dog or Maremma Sheepdog?
Name Komondor Kangal Dog Maremma Sheepdog
OriginsHungary Turkey Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank163492398
Reviews000
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Kangal Çoban Köpegi, Kangal Shepherd Dog, Sivas Kangal, Turkish Kangal Cane da Pastore, Maremmano-Abruzzese, Pastore Abruzzese, Pastore Maremmano, Abruzzo Sheepdog, Abruzzese Sheepdog, Maremma, Maremmano
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. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $600-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

Size Large Giant Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 110-145 pounds (50-66 kg), Female: 90-120 pounds (41-54 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 127.5 pounds (58 kg), Female: 105 pounds (47.5 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 30-32 inches (77-86 cm), Female: 28-30 inches (72-77 cm) 24-29 inches (60-73 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 31 inches (81.5 cm), Female: 29 inches (74.5 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

Coat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Dense Double Rough Thick Double
Colors White Ivory Gray Cream Black White Yellow
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Kangal Dog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Maremma Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Kangal Dogs are heavy shedders.
Maremma Sheepdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Alert Independent Selfish Controlled Calm Protective Sensitive Alert Dignified Intelligent Determined Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Kangal Dogs are quite easy to train.
Maremma Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Kangal Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Maremma Sheepdogs, 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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Kangal Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Maremma Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Kangal Dogs are known to be antisocial.
Maremma Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Kangal Dog rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Maremma Sheepdog rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Kangal Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Maremma Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Kangal Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Maremma Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kangal Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maremma Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kangal Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Kangal Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Kangal Dogs 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.
Maremma Sheepdogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Kangal Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Kangal Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Kangal Dogs love being alone, they need their own free time.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Kangal Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Maremma Sheepdogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Kangal Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Maremma Sheepdogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Kangal Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Maremma Sheepdogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Kangal Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Maremma Sheepdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kangal Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maremma Sheepdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kangal Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Maremma Sheepdogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Kangal Dogs are generally with other pets.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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
Kangal Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Maremma Sheepdogs 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
Kangal Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maremma Sheepdog 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

Health Issues
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Kangal Dog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Maremma Sheepdog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set Fatty Tumors Bloat Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Obesity Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Kangal Dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Kangal Dogs have an average exercise need.
Maremma Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Kangal Dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Maremma Sheepdogs 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. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
High: The Maremma Sheepdog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kangal Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Maremma Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Kangal Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Maremma Sheepdog is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Kangal Dog vs Maremma Sheepdog

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 5-10 puppies 5-9 puppies

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