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

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Name Komondor Rough Collie
OriginsHungary Scotland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank16340
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Other Names Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog
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 1885 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 $400-$600

General Appearance - Komondor vs Rough Collie

Size Large Large
Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Avg. Height 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Komondor vs Rough Collie

Coat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Rough Soft Thick Straight Harsh Furry
Colors White Ivory Black & White & Tan Blue & Merle Blue & Merle & White Sable Sable & White White White & Merle Merle
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.
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Komondor vs Rough Collie

Temperament Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Friendly Gentle Intelligent Loyal Protective Responsive Social Hard working Docile Obedient Elegant Herding
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Komondors are easy to train.
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rough Collies 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.
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rough Collies 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.
Rough Collies 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.
Rough Collies 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.

Good With - Komondor vs Rough Collie

Stranger Friendly
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Rough Collies 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
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rough Collie 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 Rough Collie

Health Issues
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Rough Collie fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set Collie Eye Anomaly Gray Collie Syndrome Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Rough Collies 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.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Rough Collies 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. 2 to 3 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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Komondor vs Rough Collie

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 4-8 puppies

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