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The Komondor breed information is below. We are in the process of adding more dog breed information when it becomes available to us. For a complete dog breed list please visit our directory of breed of dogs.
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KOMONDOR APPEARANCE:
Large (27 in/69 cm at the withers, 100 lb/45 kg), it has a thick, muscular body. Male komondorok are a minimum of 27 inches at the withers, but many are over 30 inches tall, making this a truly impressive dog. The body is not overly coarse or heavy, however, and people unfamiliar with the breed are often surprised by how quick and agile the dogs are.

Coat: Its long, thick, uniquely and strikingly corded white coat (the heaviest amount of fur in the canine world) resembles dreadlocks.

KOMONDOR HISTORY:
The Komondor is an ancient breed, thought to be of Asian origin, descending from the dogs whom the Magyars brought to Hungary in the 10th century. It's been suggested that the name "Komondor" comes from the Cuman (or Koman) people, who were Turkish-speaking people who once lived near the Yellow River; Koman-dor would mean the dog of the Cumans. The unique dreadlock appearance gives a hint of common origin with the Puli and the Bergamasco. There might also be a link between the Komondor and the big, white Russian livestock dogs, the South Russian Ovtcharka.

The Komondor is built for livestock guarding. It's big, strong, and armored with a thick coat. The coat provides protection against wild animals and the weather and vegetation. The coat is the trademark of the breed.

The Komondor is rare everywhere outside the country of origin, Hungary, although the USA and Germany have large komondor populations. In the USA, the Komondor is used as a livestock guardian, but in Europe, outside Hungary, most Komondors are guardian and family dogs.

KOMONDOR HEALTH:
They have a life span of approximately 12 years and a tendency to develop bloat and skin problems. As with many large breeds, there is also a predisposition toward hip dysplasia.

KOMONDOR TEMPERAMENT:
Komondorok are independent, protective, aggressive with strangers, territorial, and very intelligent. The komondor excels as a guardian because it bonds strongly with its charges. The komondor is a protector rather than a tough nut looking for trouble; indeed, a good livestock guardian will not leave the flock to chase a predator. In the absence of a flock, the komondor bonds with the owner and family, making it an excellent family dog. It is indeed intelligent and independent, due to the fact that traditionally it lived with the animals with no master on hand to make decisions and direct the dog's actions. The komondor therefore makes his own decisions, which means the owner must bring the dog up to understand that the owner makes the decisions and the dog must abide by them. No komondor of good temperament is aggressive toward his charges, however, human or animal. Such aggression is plain poor temperament, not correct behavior for this breed.

Also see Komondor Dogs For Sale and Komondor Dog Breeders
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