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Komondor Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Komondor so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginHungary
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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Other Names
What other names does the Komondor have? The dog breed also known as...
Mop Dog, Hungarian Sheepdog, Hungarian Komondor
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
PurebredNowadays the Komondor and Great Pyrenees mix puppies are getting more popular.
AKC Group
Is Komondor recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Komondor recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Price
How much does the Komondor puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Komondor price:
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Komondor, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Komondor for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Komondor gets to a happy place.

Overview

 

History

During World War II, the Komondor population suffered as much losses as the Kuvasz. After that, the direction of breeding changed: while earlier the emphasis was on the preservation of ancient values, later the aesthetic appearance became important. The outer coat became more ribbon-like, corded, the cream-colored shade disappeared, and the Komondors became larger. With that, the ancient good qualities of the breed, courage, loyalty, and dignity didn't disappear.

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Komondor size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Komondor weigh? Komondor weight:
125 pounds (59 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Komondor? Komondor average weight:
125 pounds (59 kg)
Height
How tall is the Komondor? Komondor height:
25.5 inches (65 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Komondor average height:
25.5 inches (65 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Komondor have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseWavyThickShaggyCordedCoarser TopcoatFiner UndercoatThe Komondor's extraordinary outer coat catches every eye. It looks similar to the outer coat of Puli and Bergamasco.
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Komondor's coat?
White Ivory
Grooming
How to groom the Komondor and how often?
Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Komondor a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Komondor, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Komondor dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mop Dog? Komondor shedding level:
Komondors shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Komondor dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Komondor have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateFearlessIndependentCalmGentleSteady
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Komondor? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Komondor obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Komondor dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Komondors are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Komondors, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Komondor sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Komondors don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Komondors are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Mop Dog need? Komondor social needs:
Komondors need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Komondor dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hungarian Sheepdog bark?
Average to high: The Komondor is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Komondor good as a watchdog?
Komondors are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Komondor dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Komondor dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Komondors are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Komondor can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Komondor will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Komondor bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mop Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Komondor? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Komondor has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Komondor do?
Komondors have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Komondors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Komondor to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Komondor roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Komondor have high prey drive?
Komondors have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Komondor good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Komondors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Komondor dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Komondors are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Komondor dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Komondor and children:
Komondors are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Komondor dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Komondor good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Komondor dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Komondor is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Komondors good office dogs? Do Komondors make good office friendly dogs? Can Komondors be ofiice dogs?
No
Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Komondor dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mop Dog temperament with senior people? Are Komondor dogs good for elderly owners?
Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Komondor dogs get along with other pets? Are Komondor dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Komondors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Komondor breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Komondor be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Komondor is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Komondor be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Komondor is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Komondor be a 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. Komondor is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Komondor be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Komondor is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Komondor be a boat dog?
Not really
Komondor breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Komondor be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Komondor breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Komondor dogs have health problems?
Egészségesek Komondor fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Komondors prone to certain health issues like hip dysplasia and gastric torsion.
Life Expectancy
How long do Komondor dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Komondor be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Komondor breed hypoallergenic?
No
Komondors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Komondor have?
Komondors have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Komondor dogs require per day?
Komondors have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Komondors like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Komondor need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Komondor risk for obesity:
Average. The Komondor has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Komondor's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
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
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Komondor has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Komondor drool?
The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Komondor could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Komondor. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Komondor puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Komondor: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Komondor have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Komondor have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-10 puppiesIf you want to contact a reputed breeder, here are our suggestions: Kulcsi Komisz Komondor Kennel, Hevesi Portamkincse Komondor Kennel If you wanna know more about Komondor dog breed information, check out the Hungarian Komondor Club website.

Pros & Cons of Komondor

Pros
  • Trainability: Komondors are easy to train.
  • Shedding Level: Komondors shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Komondor is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Komondors are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Komondors are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Komondors are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Komondors are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Komondors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Komondors are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Komondor requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Komondor is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Dog Friendly: Komondors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Komondor is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Komondors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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