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Description: The Komondor (plural is Komondorok) is a big, muscular dog with plenty of bone and substance, covered with an unusually heavy, white corded coat which resembles an old-fashioned string mop. Puppies are white and fluffy and tend to form cords at about 3 to 4 months of age. They are very strong and agile for their size. A hardy, healthy dog, they can tolerate changing temperatures. Keeping the coat of a Komondor is a challenge and should not be taken lightly. Cords continue to grow and must be maintained by dividing new hair growth every two to three months from the skin out to the existing cords. If not trimmed regularly, the coat will reach the ground by the time they are 6 years old. Another consideration for the Komondor is that coat is always picking up debris from outside like dirt, leaves, twigs, small living creatures, which all needs to be removed. Komondors are protective, alert, and calm. They devote most of their time to protecting their family, and are quite good at it. But for this same reason, they should be kept in proper fencing or leashed, as some have been put down for defending their family. Devoted to the ones they love, the Komondor can be trusted to stay near you and not wander too far.
Type: Guardian Dog
average: 27.5 - 32 inches. Females average: 25.5 - 32 inches.
and only white. Proper grooming will ensure that the coat remains white.
are protective, loyal and although independent, do not wander. They are attune
to whatever is going on around them, and make themselves known to unwelcome
guests. They can be domineering and stubborn, which is a reason to train them.
They are reserved around strangers and wary of them, and should be kept out
of reach. They are usually very calm and quiet when things are looking good,
and fearless when things go wrong. The Komondor will fight for its family no
Watch-dog: Very high. A
natural protector, they will guard with their life sheep, cattle, children or
Care and Training:
Meticulous grooming is essential for this breed if you wish to keep it tidy
looking. You should never brush or comb the coat of a Komondor. You may want
to have their coat taken care of by a professional groomer, as it requires separating
the hair into cords as it grows. Some breeders spend 2 hours every week just
separating the cords so that they don't mat. Bathe only when necessary and then
thoroughly dry the coat (can take up to 24 hours, with 4 - 8 hours of blow drying).
Perform nail and teeth cleaning when necessary. Komondors need intensive exercise
such as pulling carts or a long-distance run. They also need a purpose in life.
They should be given a job to do. Training of the Komondor should be firm, consistent
rules and early socialization. Obedience training is essential to discourage
Activity: Medium. But the
Komondor needs daily exercise.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, skin allergies, ear problems and bloat. Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs second to cancer, but Komondors can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests. It is also referred to as "twisted stomach" or gastric torsion.
Life Span: 8 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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