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Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard" Compare Komondor and Newfoundland. Which is better: Komondor or Newfoundland or St. Bernard?
Name Komondor Newfoundland St. Bernard
OriginsHungary Canada Switzerland Italy
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1633648
Reviews111
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear St. Hubert Hound, Chien St. Hubert, Sleuth Hound, St. Bernhardshund, Bernhardiner
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 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 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. Not recognized by FCI.
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 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 $1500-$2000 $1500-$1800

General Appearance - Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

Size Large Giant Giant
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) 110-200 pounds (50-91 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) 155 pounds (70.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 25.5-27.5 inches (61-70 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 25.5-27.5 inches (65.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Fluffy Waterproof Thick Dense Rough Smooth
Colors White Ivory Gray Brown White Black Brown Red White Brindle Tricolor Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The St.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
St.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Friendly Independent Going Social Gentle Happy Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
St.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
St.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
St.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
St.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Low: The St.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
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Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The St.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
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Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
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Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Newfoundlands 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.
St.
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 Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
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Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
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Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
St.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
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Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
St.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
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Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
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Good For First Time Owners No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
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Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
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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 Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

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.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems No set Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Allergies Bloat Cataracts Dilated Cardiomyopathy Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 9-12 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
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Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
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Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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Avg. daily food consumption 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 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.
Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The St.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The St.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Newfoundland vs St. Bernard

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 4-12 puppies 6-8 puppies

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