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Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka" Compare Komondor and Kuvasz. Which is better: Komondor or Kuvasz or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Name Komondor Kuvasz Caucasian Ovcharka
OriginsHungary Hungary Armenia Russia Georgia Azerbaijan
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank163157508
Reviews110
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Hungarian Kuvasz Caucasian Ovcharka, Caucasian Mountain Dog, Caucasian Sheepdog, Kawkasky Owtscharka, Kaukasische Schaferhund
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. 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. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Foundation Stock Service National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $800-$1200 $500-$1200 $1500-$2500

General Appearance - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Size Large Giant Giant
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) 126.5 pounds (57.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) 26.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Dense Thick Double
Colors White Ivory White Black Cream Gray Silver White Yellow
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Caucasian Ovcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Caucasian Ovcharkas shed moderately.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Dominant Alert Calm Powerful Quick
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Caucasian Ovcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Caucasian Ovcharka 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.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Caucasian Ovcharkas need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Caucasian Ovcharka is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Low
The Caucasian Ovcharka has a low 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.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Caucasian Ovcharkas 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 Caucasian Ovcharka

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are kid-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards cats.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are not the most 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
Caucasian Ovcharka 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.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Kuvaszs are generally with other pets.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
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.
Yes
Caucasian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Caucasian Ovcharka 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 Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder Joint Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-12 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.
Caucasian Ovcharkas have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Caucasian Ovcharkas exercise need is minimal.
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.
Caucasian Ovcharkas like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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 4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
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. Prefers cold weather
The Caucasian Ovcharka 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.
Medium
The Caucasian Ovcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Caucasian Ovcharka 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 Kuvasz vs Caucasian Ovcharka

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 5-10 puppies

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