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Group: Working Dogs (Group 5)
Club: Working Dog Club Of Victoria Inc (Group 5)
Contact: Julie Burnett
Phone: 9557 3905

About the Komondor


Background The Komondor originated in Central Asia and migrated to Hungary with the original Magyar tribesmen with whom he had the enviable position of complete trust. He has been bred for centuries to guard flocks from thieves and predators on the Hungarian plains where he was used to combat wolves. The Komondor has always been considered the chief among the Hungarian shepherd’s dogs. His ability and courage have earned him the enviable position of complete trust.

Average Lifespan Komondor dogs will live up to 10 to 12 years.

Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Komondor is a working dog, but in the role of protector to whatever herds or property are entrusted to him. He is a loyal, devoted guard. He does not attack without provocation, but trespassing is not tolerated. The Komondor is wary of strangers. He is extremely intelligent and is eager to please his loving master and family. Reasonably easy to train, but quite capable of making his own decisions he will therefore not obey commands blindly. Puppies tend to be outgoing and friendly and this should be encouraged because as the Komondor matures he can be a formidable guard.

Compatibility with other pets Great care should be taken with other pets.

Care Requirements Keeping the Komondor clean is by far the worst problem. The coat is white, but because it is made up of matted dead and live hair, it will never have the clean, crisp, white appearance of other white dogs that can be brushed. Once the cords have formed, very little grooming is required. Grass seeds and bits if twigs and leaves, however, become easily embedded in the cords and these have to be removed by hand.

Ideal Owner/s People with experience in guarding and herding breeds.

In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Komondor and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.

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