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

"Find similarities and differences between Mastiff vs Komondor" Compare Mastiff and Komondor. Which is better: Mastiff or Komondor?
Name Mastiff Komondor
OriginsEngland Hungary
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank28163
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Other Names English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition 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 $1200-$1500 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Mastiff vs Komondor

Size Giant Large
Weight Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Mastiff vs Komondor

Coat Dense Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded
Colors Apricot Fawn Brindle White Ivory
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Mastiff vs Komondor

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Protective Alert Courageous Loyal Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Mastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Mastiffs have a higher 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
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Mastiffs 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
Mastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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 - Mastiff vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Mastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Mastiff 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 - Mastiff vs Komondor

Health Issues
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Cancer Cystinuria Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Seizures No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Mastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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 Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even 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 High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Mastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Mastiff 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 3-5 puppies 3-10 puppies

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