Height: 25.5-30 inches
Weight: 70-120 lbs.
Life Span: 10-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
Early socialization and obedience classes are mandatory for these independent,
stubborn, and powerful dogs. Although Komondorok are playful and completely
devoted to their families, people with young children or small animals should
Owners must be firm and assert dominance early (under the guidance of a
dog trainer) or these dogs will become disobedient and possibly aggressive.
The undercoat is dense, soft, and woolly. The coarser hairs of the outercoat
intertwine with the softer undercoat, forming the breed's distinctive tassel-like
cords; this occurs at one to two years of age. The coat is white; the skin
is usually gray.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The komondor needs to be shampooed and thoroughly rinsed monthly because
the cords absorb moisture and the dog can become quite smelly. Drying takes
Brushing and combing are not necessary, but the cords need to be separated
weekly, a task that takes one to two hours. Trimming the cords one to two
times a year is also helpful.
Komondorok need space and several long, brisk daily walks.
The komondor has protected livestock since the 16th century in Hungary.
It probably arrived there with the Magyars over a thousand years ago.
Komondorok are not suitable for inexperienced dog owners or for city living,
nor do they do well with children.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, bloat, skin infections
and allergies, cysts.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club