The Komondor’s history is not very clear. While some believe that the dog was brought in by the Magyars, other say the Cumans brought it into Hungary in the 12th–13th century. In fact, the breed’s name literally means “the dog of the Cumans” (quman-dur). Komondor remains have been spotted in Cuman gravesites, besides written references of the breed dating back to the 16th century. The Komondor’s dreadlock has been linked with breeds such as the Puli, the Bergamasco, huge Russian livestock dogs, and the South Russian Ovtcharka.
The Komondor is a massive dog with profuse, corded hair that covers it completely. The breed is muscular and has a large head; medium-sized, almond-shaped eyes that are dark brown; rounded but elongated triangular ears; wide, truncated muzzle; dark nose; scissor bite teeth; leveled back; hanging, slightly curved, long tail; and cord-like coat , which grows with age in white or shades of white like cream or buff.
white, pure white, cream
The Komondor is not much of a family dog, though if socialized early it can cope fairly well. This fiercely independent dog is confident and serious, and wary of strangers. Meant to guard livestock, family & their property, the Komondor can be highly protective, aggressive and territorial. It needs early socialization to get used to new people and pets. Firm and consistent obedience training is also important. They are loyal, willful, and easily bored too.
Hip dysplasia, bloating, and skin problems are common in Komondor.
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