Komondor

Underneath all that hair is a lively, energetic dog. With a big personality to match its big size, the Komondor is intelligent, independent and protective of their family. The Komondor needs a confident owner who is able to socialise them well with any animals or people that will regularly be in the house. 

 

 

 

Country of Origin
Hungary
Colour
This wooly pal is white if they are clean, if not creamy brown!
Size
Large
Height / Weight
This breed typically measures between 65 – 70cms and weighs 37 – 47kgs.
Health
This breed is prone Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, eye diseases, Hypothyroidism, bacterial infections as well as skin allergies.
Life Span
10-12 years
Intelligence
The Komondor is very intelligent and requires mental and physical stimulation to thrive. They are naturally good working dogs but require training to be social with other people and animals.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

As they are prone to bloat, Komondors should be fed two or three small meals a day rather than one large one.

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Daily walks are needed if your Komondor is more of a family dog. Working dogs generally exercise enough through their herding responsibilities.
Ailments
This breed is prone Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, eye diseases, Hypothyroidism, bacterial infections as well as skin allergies.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Adult Komondors need regular care of their corded coats. The cords needs to be separated in order to prevent matting, particularly around the mouth and eyes. The coat can be trimmed although this takes away their most distinctive feature. Professional trimming and bathing is suggested if owners feel they are not up to the task.

Grooming Frequency
Daily
Trimming
Occasional
Originating in Hungary in the fourteenth century, the Komondor is a descendant of various Tibetan dogs and the Aftscharka dog. The corded wooly coat protected the breed from extreme weather conditions and attack. It was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1937.


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