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

"Find similarities and differences between Kuvasz vs Komondor" Compare Kuvasz and Komondor. Which is better: Kuvasz or Komondor?
Name Kuvasz Komondor
OriginsHungary Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank157163
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Other Names Hungarian Kuvasz Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 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.
Breed Recognition No set No set
Price $500-$1200 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Kuvasz vs Komondor

Size Giant Large
Weight Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Kuvasz vs Komondor

Coat Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat
Colors White White Ivory
Grooming
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Kuvasz vs Komondor

Temperament Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Kuvaszs 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
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kuvaszs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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 - Kuvasz vs Komondor

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

Health Factors - Kuvasz vs Komondor

Health Issues
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Kuvaszs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Kuvaszs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 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 to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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.
Stinkiness Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Kuvasz vs Komondor

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 8-12 puppies 3-10 puppies

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