Although he looks like a giant mop, the Komondor is a dog to be taken seriously. That unusual corded coat helps him blend in with the sheep he was bred to guard and protects him if attacked by a predator. This ancient Hungarian breed is territorial, brave and independent. Although protective and reserved with strangers, he's affectionate with his family. Grooming him takes some experience and a great deal of time. Once you learn how, grooming can be a bonding experience. Your Komondor puppy needs daily exercise, obedience training and socialization. Because of the breed's protective nature, Komondorok (yes, that's the plural) do best with experienced owners who can put in the time and energy required for grooming, exercise and training.