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Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland" Compare Komondor and Old English Sheepdog. Which is better: Komondor or Old English Sheepdog or Newfoundland?
Name Komondor Old English Sheepdog Newfoundland
OriginsHungary England Canada
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1637036
Reviews101
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Bobtail, OES Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear
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 1888 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 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 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 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 $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland

Size Large Large Giant
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: from 65 pounds (29 kg), Female: from 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (51 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland

Coat Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Waterproof Shaggy Double Fluffy Waterproof Thick
Colors White Ivory Blue White Merle Grizzle Gray Gray Brown White Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Old English Sheepdogs are heavy shedders.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Adaptable Intelligent Playful Protective Bubbly Loving Sociable Funny Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Old English Sheepdog's has great intelligence.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Old English Sheepdogs are easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Old English Sheepdog is a playful breed.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Old English Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Old English Sheepdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average: The Old English Sheepdog barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Old English Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Sheepdogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands 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.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Old English Sheepdogs 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.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Old English 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.
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.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Old English Sheepdogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Newfoundlands 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.
Old English Sheepdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland

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

Health Issues
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Old English Sheepdog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems No set Allergies Cataracts Deafness Diabetes Entropion Heat Intolerance Hip Dysplasia Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 9-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Newfoundlands 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.
Old English Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Old English Sheepdogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Newfoundlands 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 5 to 6 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 average to cold weather conditions
The Old English Sheepdog 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old English Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Old English Sheepdog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Old English Sheepdog vs Newfoundland

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 5-8 puppies 4-12 puppies

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