Komondor, Hungarian Komondor, Hungarian Sheepdog, Mop Dog


Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 1
  • Training: 3
  • Size: 7
  • Mind: 3
  • Security: 6
  • Relations with children: 7
  • Dexterity: 6
  • Shedding: 1


The breed comes from Tibetan dogs brought to Hungary, which were used as shepherds of cattle and as guards of nomadic tribes in the 9th century.

Many Komondors were killed during World War II and local historians say that because when the Germans (and then and the Russians) invaded, they had to kill the dog before could capture a farm or house.


A large dog with a strong and muscular body. Head large, proportional to the body. The eyes are almond-shaped, dark and covered with wool. Ears are large, drooping and covered with thick hair. The tail is long. The color is white.

  • Komondor is a rare breed and it can be difficult to find a good one. breeder with puppies.
  • Although the apartment is not an ideal place for Komondor, he can adapt to this life if it gets daily exercise and learns not to bark excessively.
  • This strong-willed dog needs a confident owner who can provide leadership and then Komondor will respect the owner. Komondor is not recommended for the owner who has the dog for the first time. It is worth looking at other dog breeds.
  • Although Komondor does not need to be cleaned, its coat needs extensive care so that the white color remains and the coat remains free of dirt, debris and parasites.
  • The breed is an excellent guard dog for home and livestock and was originally bred specifically for this role.
  • The Komondor can be aggressive towards other dogs.
  • A high fence is needed to prevent the Komondor from expanding its territory, the general habit of guard dogs.


The Komondor can be very protective, but calm in the house if he does not feel any danger. They are very good in obedience, and ready to please their owner. Because of him protective, this breed must be well socialized in young years.


This is a smart, cautious, very brave dog that can attack even on bears and wolves. Its massive appearance arouses fear. it calm, balanced dog, he does not bark too much and attacks unexpectedly. He is very devoted to his family, but aggressively opposed to strangers.

This breed is naturally a great keeper, which makes it good. for a guard dog, however his guard instincts may turn into aggressiveness, as he seeks to protect everything, what he considers his.

He does not get along well with other animals.


Training should be firm and consistent. He perceives everything is slow, but as soon as he understands the team, he never will forget.

Komondor is very smart, but can be independent, so training obedience is necessary at an early age.

A haircut

The wool of this breed does not require cleaning, but the tufts must be removed manually. Baths are recommended to be done only in summer, because wool dries for a very long time, this may take several days.


The dog is resistant to bad weather. She needs a decisive owner who has experience keeping dogs. She needs space for movement, socialization and professional preparation.

Common diseases

The main health problems of the Komondor:

  • hip dysplasia;
  • entropy;
  • gastric torsion (bloating).


Komondor is an excellent watchdog for cattle and for houses.

Breed Information

A country Hungary
Life span 10-12 years old
Height Males: 71-76 cm Bitches: 64-69 cm
Weight Males: 36-50 kg Bitches: 30-50 kg
Long wool longhair
Colour white
Price 600 – 1400 $

Breed photo

Komondor Hungarian Shepherd Dog - photo KomondorKomondor Komondor puppy - photo Puppies of the Hungarian Shepherd

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