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

"Find similarities and differences between Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor" Compare Rhodesian Ridgeback and Komondor. Which is better: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Komondor?
Name Rhodesian Ridgeback Komondor
OriginsZimbabwe Hungary
Group Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank41163
Reviews51
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Other Names African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds 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
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
No set
Price $900-$1200 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor

Size Large Large
Weight Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor

Coat Dense Thick
Coarser Topcoat
Finer Undercoat
Shaggy
Dense
Wavy
Corded
Colors Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
White
Ivory
Grooming
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor

Temperament Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Affectionate
Fearless
Independent
Calm
Gentle
Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful 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.
Affection Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
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
Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 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.

Health Factors - Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Komondor

Health Issues
The Rhodesian Ridgeback 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.
Health Problems Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 6-8 puppies 3-10 puppies

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