Komondor

INTRODUCTION

Although the appearance of the Komondor might lead one to believe that it was developed for scrubbing floors, this dog has a long and noble heritage as a herd guarding dog breed in its native Hungary. In Hungarian, the plural form of Komondor is Komondorok. Although this is a purebred dog, it is possible to find them in shelters and rescues. So remember to adopt. These dogs, affectionate with their families, are intelligent and eager to please. Being so protective, they can be good watchdogs and will bark if something goes wrong. However, they do not adapt well to flat living and prefer to have plenty of space to run around and burn off energy. For a larger household that needs a loving guardian, this may be the dog for the job. AniMall24 recommends a large and spacious crate to give large Komondorok a place to rest and relax. You should also buy a dog water bottle for any outdoor adventures you have with your pup.

HIGHLIGHTS

Komondor are rare, but unethical backyard breeders and puppy mills breed them. It is important never to buy a dog from an irresponsible breeder or from a pet shop that stocks puppies from factories.Although a flat or condominium is not the ideal living space for a Komondor, they can adapt to that lifestyle if they receive daily exercise and are trained not to bark excessively.This strong-willed dog needs a confident owner who can provide leadership that the Komondor respects. Although the Komondor should not be brushed, its coat needs a lot of care to maintain its white colour and to be free of dirt, debris and parasites. Komondor are barkers and are wary of most things they see or hear. The breed is an excellent watchdog for both home and livestock and was originally developed for this role.Komondorok can be aggressive towards other dogs.Komondorok are not high energy and are happy simply watching and following around the house. But they still need daily exercise of at least a few walks a day to keep them healthy and at their proper weight.a high fence is required to prevent the Komondoror from trying to extend its territory, a common habit of guard dogs.the Komondoror is happiest when it is working. They are ideal for guarding livestock, but any work will give them the mental exercise they need.Although historically the Komondor spent its time outside protecting the herd, they need time inside with their family. Like any dog, a Komondor can become aggressive, fearful or aloof when deprived of human companionship.

HISTORY

The first written description of the Komondor dates back to the 16th century, but the breed existed much earlier, guarding herds of cattle in its native Hungary. The Komondor is believed to be descended from the Russian Owtcharka, another breed of sheepdog, and the Komondorok had a special advantage in their work. With their white, corded coats, they closely resembled their flocks – large, white, curly-wooled sheep – and could blend in with them unseen by predators until it was too late.As with many breeds, World War II left the Komondor on the brink of extinction. After the war, fanciers tried to restore the breed to its original numbers, but it remained rare and largely unknown. The American Kennel Club recognised the breed in 1937, but there were few Komondors outside Hungary until after 1962, and the Komondor ranks low in popularity among the breeds and varieties recognised by the American Kennel Club. It still serves as a guardian of livestock, but is now also known as a companion dog.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
3/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 25 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 80 to 100 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 12 years

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