All You Need To Know About Komondor Dog Breed

Description This is a muscular flock Guardian dog with a large bone structure. It has a large head and a very short dark muzzle. They appear unique because of their coat. It has brown and medium-sized dark almond-shaped eyes. The breed has large, elongated triangular ears, with slightly rounded ends. The dog tail is long enough to reach the hocks. Komondor has a height of 25½ inches and more, weighing 125 pounds, with the bitches being only slightly less, this is a big dog.


Komondor dog breed origin is traced to the Tibetan dogs. It is believed that this breed came from Tibet 1000 years ago. How it landed in Hungary is not entirely clear. Tombs have been found with the remains of this dog, which belongs to Cumans (Turkish speaking and nomadic people). These nomadic people are said to have settled in Hungary around the 12th century. There is also written evidence from the reign of Astiagis in 1544. In recent times, the breed has spread around the world. They have participated in dog shows since 1920.

They protect the flocks, instead of herding them. This breed was first documented by the AKC in 1937. Their coat provides excellent protection against bad weather and attack from other animals. There are stories that a lot of these dogs were killed during World War II because they would not abandon the buildings in which they were in. So to capture the building, the soldier had to shoot them. Today in Hungary, Komondor dog is a common sight.


 As a family pet, they need a firm, and naturally, authoritative owner to behave well. To be a good family dog, Komondor need to be well socialized and trained thoroughly, and also needs to be raised with children from the puppyhood. They are very protective, with a lot of confidence, as they watch over their flock, or family.

Their instinct is to guard and they will attack bears and wolves if they pose a threat to their flock. Komondors have been bred to work and they have an extraordinarily high dominance level. They have a high territorial instinct that can affect other dogs and people, so they need exceptionally good leadership. This will require good obedience training because they are strong-minded.

Every Komondor owner should have that leadership status and experience in dog ownership. They get bored easily and need excellent physical and mental stimulation on a daily basis. Establishing clear rules is a must, and this will help the dog become the best he can be.


It is a bit challenging to train Komondor. This smart dog breed can easily get bored; therefore training sessions will be more effective if combined with play. Komondor generally likes to learn new tricks and will normally try to please its owner. This dog will make a great family dog if raised with children and socialized during puppyhood. Though, it is not recommended for all families, especially those with small children.


The Komondor needs a medium-level activity as they can exercise on their own. But if the owners are very active, they can give them intense exercises, which include a distance running or pulling. As working dogs, they do well with a job to do.

Health Conditions 

They may have bloat, hip dysplasia, and skin problems.


This breed should never be combed or brushed. The fur is divided into cords and trimmed as required. Komondor requires bathing occasionally and drying their coat takes a long time, from a few hours to a full day, depending on the weather.

Living conditions

Komondors dog breed is suitable to countryside environments, where long walks are possible. They can live in an apartment house, provided all their needs for walking and mental stimulation are met.

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