AKC PuppyFinder: Komondor Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Dignified, brave, protective, steadfastly loyal
- Energy Level: Somewhat Active; A Kom without a big, fenced-in area to patrol will need two or three good walks daily
- Good with Children: Better with Older Children
- Good with other Dogs: Not Recommended
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Daily
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 27.5 minimum inches (male), 25.5 minimum inches (female)
- Weight: 100 pounds or more (male), 80 pounds or more (female)
- Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
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.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1937
Breed History & Job Description: For many centuries the Komondor has been the king of Hungarian flock dogs. Koms guard sheep at pasture. They’re confident and tough enough to run off wolves and other ferocious beasts of prey. The dreadlocks give the dog a cool, funky look, but they aren’t for show. They provide protection from extreme weather and sharp-toothed predators. The cords also let Koms blend in with the sheep, giving them the element of surprise.
Komondorok are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of F Komondorok are healthy dogs.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Breed Club
- Breed Club Rescue: Komondor Club of America
- Breed Club Rescue Email: email@example.com Sandy Hanson
- Breed Club Rescue Phone: (262) 594-3374
- Breed Club Rescue Link: http://komondorclubofamerica.org/rescue/