Komondor

Description

The characteristic that stands out most about the Komondor is its coat. Numerous long, thin, and white cords cover the breed’s body. There are two layers of the coat. The bottom layer is smooth and soft while the outer layer is coarse and curly. The coat covers the facial features. The bred has a massive head and a broad muzzle. It has a broad nose, average size eyes, and ears that hang at the sides of the head. Although it is hidden by the coat, the neck is well muscled and angles to the shoulders. The chest is also not visible. It is broad and deep. Its tails is long and curls upward slightly.

Temperament

The Komondor is more suitable as a guardian of flock than as a pet. The breed is generally pleasant with people, but around strangers and other dogs it can become aggressive. If the breed is taught socialization skills as a puppy, there is a good chance that it will not cause any serious problems as a pet. The Komondor is a loyal breed. A family or an owner of livestock can feel safe with this breed around. While the breed is responsive to training, it needs a trainer that is experienced and confident.

Height and Weight

The Komondor is an average of 25 inches tall and weighs an average of 125 pounds or more.

Health Problems

Hip dysplasia is one of the most common health problems that the Komondor may develop. The breed may also experience problems with its skin and bloat. The best way to prevent bloat is to feed the dog small meals throughout the day.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Komondor is a flock guardian breed and by nature appreciates the wide-open space of fields and countrysides. The breed can adapt to other environments, including apartment living. They will do fine in just about any climate.

Exercise

The Komondor is a physically demanding breed that requires plenty of exercise. Those types that reside in an outdor enviroment are more likely to get sufficient exercise. Types that are kept indoors have a greater need for exercise.

Life Expectancy

The Komondor lives an average of 10-12 years.

Litter Size

The Komondor typically has 3-10 puppies.

Grooming

Grooming the Komondor basically involves keeping the coat clean. This is accomplished by giving the breed a bath on a regular basis. Unlike most other breeds, brushing or combing the coat is unnecessary. A professional groomer is recommended to trim the coat.

Origin

The Komondor originated in Hungary around the 1700s. It was bred from various dogs of Tibet.

Group

Flock Guard

Color

The only acceptable color for the Komondor is white.