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

"Find similarities and differences between Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak" Compare Mioritic and Komondor. Which is better: Mioritic or Komondor or Tornjak?
Name Mioritic Komondor Tornjak
OriginsRomania Hungary Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank455163240
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Other Names Ciobănesc românesc mioritic, Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog, Romanian Mioritic, Mioritic Shepherd, Mioritic Shepherd Dog, Mioritic Sheepdog Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Bosnian Shepherd Dog, Croatian Mountain Dog, Bosnian and Herzegovinian Shepherd Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. 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.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $1400-$1600 $800-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

Size Giant Large Large
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 77-110 pounds (35–50 kg), Female: 62-88 pounds (28–40 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) Male: 93.5 pounds (35–50 kg), Female: 75 pounds (28–40 kg)
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (65-70 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 26 inches (67.5 cm), Female: 24 inches (62.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

Coat Shaggy Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Silky
Colors White Light Cream Pale Gray White Ivory White Piebald Brown Red Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Mioritic requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Tornjak requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Mioritics are heavy shedders.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Tornjaks shed moderately.

Characteristics - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

Temperament Loyal Independent Confident Guarding Reliable Fierce Protective Friendly Devoted Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Alert Peaceful Steady Calm Persistent Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Mioritic's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Tornjak's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Mioritics are very easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Tornjaks are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Mioritics are not the most playful dog breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Tornjaks, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Mioritics don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Tornjaks have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Mioritics are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Tornjaks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Mioritics need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Tornjaks need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Mioritic is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Tornjak rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Mioritics are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Tornjaks are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Mioritics are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Tornjaks are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Mioritic has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tornjak has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Mioritics have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tornjaks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Mioritics are not the biggest explorers.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Tornjaks have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Mioritics have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Tornjaks 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
Mioritics are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Tornjaks are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Mioritics adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tornjaks 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Tornjaks 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 - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

Stranger Friendly
Mioritics are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Tornjaks are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Mioritics are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Tornjaks are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Mioritics are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Tornjaks are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Mioritics are average friendly towards other dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Tornjaks are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Mioritic is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tornjak is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Mioritics are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tornjaks are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Mioritics are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Tornjaks are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Mioritics are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Tornjaks are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Mioritic breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tornjak breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
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 - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

Health Issues
The Mioritic is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Tornjaks tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set No set Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Bloat Digestive Problems Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Obesity Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Mioritics have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Tornjaks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Mioritics have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Tornjaks have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Mioritics are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Tornjaks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 5 to 6 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. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Mioritic 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.
Prefers cold weather
The Tornjak can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Mioritic has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tornjak has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Mioritic drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Tornjak 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 - Mioritic vs Komondor vs Tornjak

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 5-7 puppies 3-10 puppies 4-7 puppies

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