At A Glance

Size: Giant

Weight: 80 - 130 lbs.

Height: 25" - 35"

Life Span: 12 years


Also know as: Hungarian Sheepdog

Group: Working

Origin: Hungary (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog

History and Facts: Brought by the nomadic Magyars from Asia more than 1,000 years ago, this Hungarian Shepherd dog was first mentioned in literature in the 1500s. It was not until the 1920s that the Komondor gained global attention by appearing at dog shows as a unique European breed.

Temperament / Behavior
Serious, brave, commanding and even intimidating. This breed is protective of its people and flock, and will challenge intruders. The Komondor is loyal to its owners, but can be difficult to train due to an independent streak. The Komondor needs to be introduced to people at a young age, or it may become too aggressive for companionship. This breed will tolerate children if raised with them from puppyhood, but this is not an ideal breed for families with kids.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; bloat; skin problems

Special Needs
Exercise: The Komondor is considered a "lazy" breed that does not require much exercise. However, daily walks are recommended to maintain a healthy weight and spirit.

Grooming: Never brush or comb the Komondor Its hair hangs in long cords and brushing the coat will damage it. Seek professional grooming to keep hair trimmed. Does require frequent bathing, and hair takes a long time to dry.


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