Developed originally to guard livestock, the Komondor is now mostly a loving, loyal, protective, and fearless family companion that looks uncannily like a floor mop. If you are intrigued by this dog breed from Hungary, read on for some important information that will help you decide if a Komondor is right for your lifestyle.
In terms of size, Komondorok (plural), which belong to the AKC’s Working Group, are 25-27 inches tall and weigh 80-100 pounds. The average life expectancy of a Komondor is 10-12 years.
In terms of personality and family life, Komondorok are moderately playful and extremely affectionate with family members. They can do reasonably well with young children with proper socialization. However, while a properly socialized Komondor can get along with other dogs, this is a breed that generally does better if he or she is the only pet in the household.
Komondorok are eager to please and very intelligent, which makes them fairly easy to train by an experienced hand. They have moderate energy levels and mental stimulation needs. They are athletic working dogs by heritage and love to go for long walks or play in the yard. However, dog parks are avoidable with this breed given their strong protective instincts.
Komondorok will bark to alert their owners if something seems amiss and can be moderately vocal. While not overly aggressive or suspicious of strangers, Komondorok have a very strong protective instinct and make excellent watchdogs.
This is a moderately adaptable breed that can adjust to some changes in routine. However, Komondorok are not a good choice of breed for apartment dwellers and first-time pet parents. They are quite sensitive and do not tolerate being left alone. Komondorok tolerate cold weather very well and hot weather reasonably well.
The Komondor’s profuse long corded coat should not be brushed. Rather, it should be washed on a regular basis with dilute shampoo. The shampoo should be rinsed out completely and then the coat should be squeezed dry with towels and then dried in front a fan. The Komondor’s coat does not shed much at all. These dogs are not heavy droolers either.
All in all, Komondorok are striking looking, powerful guardian dogs that make wonderful family pets. If you can’t wait to bring home an adorable Kom puppy, check out listings of reputable Komondor breeders on Puppy Hero. We’ve done all the legwork for you and pre-screened all breeders for peace of mind.