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Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute" Compare Komondor and Kuvasz. Which is better: Komondor or Kuvasz or Alaskan Malamute?
Name Komondor Kuvasz Alaskan Malamute
OriginsHungary Hungary United States
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank16315759
Reviews000
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Hungarian Kuvasz Mal, Mally
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 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 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 Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set 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. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $800-$1200 $500-$1200 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

Size Large Giant Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

Coat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Dense Rough Thick Weather-resistant
Colors White Ivory White Red Gray White Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Affectionate Dignified Loyal Devoted Friendly Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Malamute's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Kuvaszs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kuvaszs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Alaskan Malamutes 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

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

Health Factors - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

Health Issues
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek Alaskan Malamute fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder Cataracts Chondrodysplasia Hemeralopia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Inherited Polyneuropathy
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Kuvaszs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Kuvaszs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Alaskan Malamutes 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 Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute 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.
Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Alaskan Malamute

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 8-12 puppies 4-10 puppies

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