Komondor

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 2ft 1in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 80-100lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly2/5
  • Stranger-Friendly1/5
  • Dog-Friendly1/5
  • Barking Amount3/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty5/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Komondor Information

KomondorIs that a giant mop? Nope, it’s a Komondor! Originating in Hungary, this ancient breed sports an extremely dense coat made up of heavy white cords. This is designed to protect him from extreme weather and animal attacks and helps him blend in with the flocks.

Reserved and serious, the Komondor is a fierce protector of his family. He can be standoff-ish toward strangers and it does take time to earn his trust. Once you do, however, you’ve got a loyal friend. In regard to exercise, the Komondor is a moderately active breed and just needs a good walk each day. Grooming is more complicated. It takes time and effort to keep those curls looking good!

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Komondors be apartment dogs?

The Komondor needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Komondors be left alone?

While Komondors prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Komondors good with kids?

Komondors can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.

Are Komondors friendly with strangers?

Komondors tend to be very slow to warm up to strangers. They require long periods of exposure before they will trust somone.

Do Komondors get along with other dogs?

Expect Komondors to not get along well with other dogs. Socializing this breed to other dogs may be a difficult process.

Do Komondors bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Komondors bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Komondors shed a lot?

Komondors shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Komondors need a lot of grooming?

Expect Komondors to require regular grooming. Their coats will need brushing and continued maintenance.

Do Komondors need a lot of exercise?

A Komondor will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Komondors easy to train?

Most Komondors are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Komondors handle cold weather?

Komondors do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Komondors handle hot weather?

Although Komondors can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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