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South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor" Compare South Russian Ovcharka and Komondor. Which is better: South Russian Ovcharka or Komondor?
Name South Russian Ovcharka Komondor
OriginsRussia Hungary
Group Guard Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank482163
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Other Names Ioujnorousskaïa Ovtcharka, South Russian Sheepdog, Ukrainian Ovcharka, Yuzhak, South Ukrainian Ovcharka, South Russian Shepherd Dog Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working 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.
Breed Recognition No set No set
Price $800-$1000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor

Size Large Large
Weight 108-110 pounds (48-50 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight 109 pounds (49 kg) 125 pounds (59 kg)
Height Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm) 25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care - South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor

Coat Thick Dense Double Dense Wavy Thick Shaggy Corded Coarser Topcoat Finer Undercoat
Colors Grey White Deadgrass Gray Yellow White Ivory
Grooming
Advanced: The South Russian Ovcharka requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
South Russian Ovcharkas shed moderately.
Komondors shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor

Temperament Active Courageous Nervous Balanced Lively Affectionate Fearless Independent Calm Gentle Steady
Intelligent Rank
Average: South Russian Ovcharka's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
South Russian Ovcharkas are quite easy to train.
Komondors are easy to train.
Playfulness
South Russian Ovcharkas are not the most playful dog breed.
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
South Russian Ovcharkas have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
South Russian Ovcharkas are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
South Russian Ovcharkas are known to be antisocial.
Komondors need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The South Russian Ovcharka rarely barks.
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
South Russian Ovcharkas are good watchdogs.
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
South Russian Ovcharkas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The South Russian Ovcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
South Russian Ovcharkas 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
South Russian Ovcharkas have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
South Russian Ovcharkas 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.
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas 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
South Russian Ovcharkas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
South Russian Ovcharkas love being alone, they need their own free time.
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 - South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor

Stranger Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are very kid-friendly dogs.
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards cats.
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
South Russian Ovcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
South Russian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
South Russian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
South Russian Ovcharka 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 - South Russian Ovcharka vs Komondor

Health Issues
South Russian Ovcharkas tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set No set
Life Expectancy 9-11 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
South Russian Ovcharkas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
South Russian Ovcharkas need quite a lot of exercise.
Komondors have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
South Russian Ovcharkas 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 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 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 South Russian Ovcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The South Russian Ovcharka is an average drooler.
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - South Russian Ovcharka 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 3-5 puppies 3-10 puppies

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