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

"Find similarities and differences between Newfoundland vs Komondor" Compare Newfoundland and Komondor. Which is better: Newfoundland or Komondor?
Name Newfoundland Komondor
OriginsCanada Hungary
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank36163
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Other Names Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group 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 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 $1500-$2000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Newfoundland vs Komondor

Size Giant Large
Weight Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Newfoundland vs Komondor

Coat Fluffy Waterproof Thick Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded
Colors Gray Brown White Black White Ivory
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Newfoundland vs Komondor

Temperament Cheerful Intelligent Social Gentle Courageous Loyal Sweet Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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.
Affection Level
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Newfoundlands 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Newfoundlands 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.
Apartment Friendly
Newfoundlands 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
Newfoundlands 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
Newfoundlands 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.

Good With - Newfoundland vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Newfoundlands 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 Yes
This breed makes good 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) Yes
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 Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes 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 - Newfoundland vs Komondor

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Komondor is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Bloat Cancer Cataracts Cherry Eye Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis No set
Life Expectancy 9-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland 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 High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Newfoundland 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 - Newfoundland 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 4-12 puppies 3-10 puppies

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