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

"Find similarities and differences between Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond" Compare Puli and Komondor. Which is better: Puli or Komondor or Keeshond?
Name Puli Komondor Keeshond
OriginsHungary Hungary Germany Netherlands
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank14216387
Reviews100
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Other Names Hungarian Puli, Hungarian Water Dog, Puli Dog, Puli Kutya, Pulik Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1936 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Non-Sporting 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. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz 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 No set
Price $1000-$1200 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg), Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 35-45 pounds (15-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 30 pounds (13.5 kg), Female: 25 pounds (11.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 40 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height Male: 16-17½ inches (41-46 cm), Female: 14½-16 inches (36-41 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 16-17.5 inches (43.5 cm), Female: 14.5-16 inches (38.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

Coat Dense Curly Wavy Thick Double Woolly Ribbon Tangled Heavy Corded Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Fluffy Dense
Colors White Cream Silver Brown Black White Ivory Silver Gray Cream Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Keeshond requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pulis shed none to minimal.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Keeshonds are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

Temperament Agile Faithful Loyal Energetic Intelligent Obedient Smart Home-Loving Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Agile Obedient Quick Intelligent Bright Playful Sturdy
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Puli's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Keeshond is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Pulis are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Keeshonds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Puli is a playful breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Keeshonds, 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.
Keeshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Pulis are highly affectionate dogs.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Keeshonds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pulis need for social interaction is average.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Keeshonds are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Puli is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
High: The Keeshond is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Pulis are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Keeshonds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Pulis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Keeshonds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Puli has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Keeshond has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pulis 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.
Keeshonds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pulis 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.
Keeshonds tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Pulis 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.
Keeshonds 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
Pulis are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Keeshonds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Pulis adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Keeshonds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all 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.
Keeshonds 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.
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 - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

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

Health Factors - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

Health Issues
Egészségesek Puli fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Keeshond fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set No set No set
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Pulis are high energy dogs.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Keeshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pulis need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Keeshonds exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Pulis don't need too much sleep.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Keeshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 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. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Prefers cold weather
The Keeshond can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Puli has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Keeshond has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Puli is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Keeshond is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Puli vs Komondor vs Keeshond

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 4-6 puppies 3-10 puppies 3-8 puppies

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