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Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka" Compare Rottweiler and Komondor. Which is better: Rottweiler or Komondor or Central Asian Ovtcharka?
Name Rottweiler Komondor Central Asian Ovtcharka
OriginsGermany Hungary Russia
Group Working Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Guard Dogs
Popularity Rank8163414
Reviews211
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Other Names Rottie, Rott Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor Central Asian Shepherd, Central Asian Sheepdog, Central Asian Owtcharka, Central Asian Ovcharka, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Middle Asian Shepherd Dog, Middle Asian Shepherd, Middle Asian Sheepdog, Middle Asian Owtcharka, Middle Asian Ovcharka Sredneasiatskaia Ovtcharka, Alabai, Turkmen Alabai, Aziat, Volkadov, Wolf Crusher
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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. Not recognized by FCI.
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 Colonial Rottweiler Club Deutscher Rottweiler Klub International Rottweiler Club No set American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council National Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association Foundation Stock Service
Price $1200-$2000 $800-$1200 $1200-$2500

General Appearance - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

Size Large Giant Large Large Giant
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 121-176 pounds (55-80 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg) 148.5 pounds (67.5 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 27-32 inches (68.5-81 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm) 29.5 inches (75 cm)

Hair & Care - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

Coat Dense Thick Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat Shaggy Dense Wavy Corded Dense Thick Double
Colors Mahogany Tan Rust Black White Ivory White Black Fawn Brindle Grey Russet Straw Flecked
Grooming
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Central Asian Ovtcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Komondors shed none to minimal.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas shed above average.

Characteristics - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

Temperament Alert Fearless Independent Loyal Courageous Good-natured Intelligent Protective Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady Adaptable Curious Independent Bold Imperturbable Strong
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Central Asian Ovtcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are hard to train.
Playfulness
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Central Asian Ovtcharka rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Central Asian Ovtcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweilers 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.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rottweilers 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.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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
Rottweilers 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.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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 Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

Stranger Friendly
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Central Asian Ovtcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rottweilers 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
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Central Asian Ovtcharka 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

Health Issues
The Rottweiler 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.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteosarcoma Panosteitis Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis No set Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 8-11 years 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Central Asian Ovtcharkas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 4 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. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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 average to cold weather conditions
The Central Asian Ovtcharka can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Central Asian Ovtcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rottweiler 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 Central Asian Ovtcharka 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 - Rottweiler vs Komondor vs Central Asian Ovtcharka

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 8-12 puppies 3-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

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