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

"Find similarities and differences between Komondor vs Puli vs Golden Retriever" Compare Komondor and Puli. Which is better: Komondor or Puli or Golden Retriever?
Name Komondor Puli Golden Retriever
OriginsHungary Hungary Scotland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1631423
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Puli Dog, Puli Kutya, Pulik Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
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 1936 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers 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 $1000-$1200 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Komondor vs Puli vs Golden Retriever

Size Large Medium Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg), Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 30 pounds (13.5 kg), Female: 25 pounds (11.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 16-17½ inches (41-46 cm), Female: 14½-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 16-17.5 inches (43.5 cm), Female: 14.5-16 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Puli vs Golden Retriever

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

Characteristics - Komondor vs Puli vs Golden Retriever

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Agile Faithful Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient Smart Home-Loving Confident Intelligent Reliable Friendly Kind Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Puli's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Pulis are easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Puli is a playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly 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.
Golden Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Pulis are highly affectionate dogs.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Pulis need for social interaction is average.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Puli is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Pulis are one of the best watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pulis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average 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.
Golden Retrievers have a strong 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.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Pulis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Pulis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pulis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Puli vs Golden Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Pulis are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Pulis are kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Pulis are average friendly towards cats.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Pulis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly 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.
No
Golden Retriever 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.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pulis are generally with other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards 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.
No
Golden Retrievers 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.
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.
Yes
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
Puli breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Golden Retriever 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Komondor vs Puli vs Golden Retriever

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.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems No set No set Allergies Bloat Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hemangiosarcoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-16 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Pulis are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Pulis need quite a lot of exercise.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Pulis don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers 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. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
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. 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.
Medium
The Golden Retriever 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.
The Golden Retriever 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 Puli vs Golden Retriever

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 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies

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