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Komondor vs Puli – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Komondor Puli
OriginsHungary Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank163142
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Puli Dog, Puli Kutya, Pulik
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Herding 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.
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
Price $800-$1200 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - Komondor vs Puli

Size Large Medium
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg), Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 30 pounds (13.5 kg), Female: 25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 16-17½ inches (41-46 cm), Female: 14½-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 16-17.5 inches (43.5 cm), Female: 14.5-16 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Puli

Coat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Dense Curly Wavy Thick Double Woolly Ribbon Tangled Heavy Corded
Colors White Ivory White Cream Silver Brown Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Pulis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Puli

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Agile Faithful Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient Smart Home-Loving
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Puli's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Pulis are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Puli is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
Pulis are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Pulis need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Puli is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Pulis are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pulis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pulis 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.
Pulis 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.
Pulis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Pulis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pulis 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.
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.

Good With - Komondor vs Puli

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

Health Factors - Komondor vs Puli

Health Issues
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Puli fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Pulis are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Pulis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Pulis 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Puli has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Puli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Puli

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 3-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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