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Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor" Compare Maremma Sheepdog and Great Pyrenees. Which is better: Maremma Sheepdog or Great Pyrenees or Komondor?
Name Maremma Sheepdog Great Pyrenees Komondor
OriginsItaly Spain France Hungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank39866163
Reviews000
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Other Names Cane da Pastore, Maremmano-Abruzzese, Pastore Abruzzese, Pastore Maremmano, Abruzzo Sheepdog, Abruzzese Sheepdog, Maremma, Maremmano Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain 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 No set
Price $600-$800 $500-$600 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

Size Large Giant Large
Weight Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height 24-29 inches (60-73 cm) Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height 26.5 inches (66.5 cm) Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

Coat Rough Thick Double Dense Double Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat
Colors White Yellow White White Ivory
Grooming
Average: The Maremma Sheepdog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Maremma Sheepdogs shed moderately.
Great Pyreneess shed above average.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

Temperament Alert Dignified Intelligent Determined Friendly Loyal Affectionate Fearless Patient Confident Gentle Strong Willed Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Maremma Sheepdogs are quite easy to train.
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Maremma Sheepdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Maremma Sheepdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Maremma Sheepdogs are a social breed.
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Maremma Sheepdog rarely barks.
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Maremma Sheepdogs are good watchdogs.
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Maremma Sheepdogs strongly protect their territory.
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Maremma Sheepdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Maremma Sheepdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Great Pyreneess have lower than average 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
Maremma Sheepdogs are not the biggest explorers.
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Maremma Sheepdogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Maremma 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.
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Maremma Sheepdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Maremma Sheepdogs 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.
Great Pyreneess 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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

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

Health Factors - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

Health Issues
Egészségesek Maremma Sheepdog fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Bloat Drug Sensitivity Hip Dysplasia Obesity Vaccination Sensitivity Addison's Disease Bloat Cataracts Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation No set
Life Expectancy 11-13 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Maremma Sheepdogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Maremma Sheepdogs have an average exercise need.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Maremma Sheepdogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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
High: The Maremma Sheepdog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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 Medium
The Maremma Sheepdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Maremma Sheepdog is an average drooler.
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Maremma Sheepdog vs Great Pyrenees vs Komondor

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 5-9 puppies 6-9 puppies 3-10 puppies

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