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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Guarding, Police work, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: Approximately 100 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Curly
Fur Color: Black, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10 ÃÂ 12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Komondor is a descendant from the Tibetan dogs. For a long time, people thought it was brought by the nomadic Magyars to herd sheep, however, a newer study shows that it has been brought by the Cumans. In fact, Komondor bones have been found in Cuman sites. The name 'Komondor' comes from the Cuman name Koman-dor which means dog of the Cumans. In 1920, the breed started to be presented in dog shows and became more popular.
The coat's color is off-white. It can happen to see puppies with a little bit of cream, but it fades away as they grow up.
The Komondor has a very special coat; as a puppy, you can see a soft coat with a tendency to fall into curls. As it grows up, the coat tends to fall more into cords near the skin and to be fluffy at the end. When the dog is older, the undercoat stays as dense, soft and wooly as the baby coat. The outer coat is thicker and traps the undercoat to form cords. A fully grown Komondor dog is entirely covered with these heavy cords.
Bred to think by itself, the Komondor is intelligent, devoted and extremely loyal. They are very affectionate and protective of the people that they know; they always want to be near those they love and always seek attention and physical contact. If the dog isn't properly socialized, it can react very aggressively when confronted to a new situation or when meeting a new person.
The coat of the Komondor must never be brushed but it has to be trimmed. It needs a lot of bathing and it is very long to dry. It barely sheds.
The Komondor tends to think for himself so it can be obstinate and difficult to train. They might think that they have no good reason to listen. The Komondor gets easily bored, so the training sessions have to be entertaining. It must constantly be kept under control. It doesn't need to have rough corrections; it could lead to mistrust. Training and socialization must start early (at age of 4-8 months). The Komondor is intelligent and will quickly learn what is thought to him.
The Komondor is a very lazy dog. It can live in the city but he prefers country. If the Komondor is left outside, it will automatically burn the energy it needs to. In contrast, the dog doesn't need a big amount of exercise and it sleeps a lot.