Exercise Requirements: 20-40 minutes/day Energy Level: Average Longevity Range: 10-12 yrs. Tendency to Drool: Low Tendency to Snore: Low Tendency to Bark: Moderate Tendency to Dig: Low Social/Attention Needs: High
Bred as a chief protector of herds, the Komondor is wary of strangers and fiercely protective. In households today, the Komondor serves as a dutiful guard dog for its human “flock” as well as a devoted companion.
The Komondors early foundations in the open fields, where the dog was left to make working decisions on his own for the benefit of the flock, is a double-edged sword in many homes today. Although the breed is intelligent and has a keen instinct for protection, the Komondors independent thought processes render this breed ill-suited to many households.
In spite of this caveat, the Komondor is a loving family dog who likes to keep its human “charges” in sight at all times, often following them from room to room. The Komondor is usually good with the children in the family and is adaptable to other pets. The ideal person for a Komondor is one who ensures that the character traits, which suited the dog to guarding livestock hundreds of years ago, do not become a liability today.
Appearance and coat of the Komondor
The “living” hair can become up to nine centimeters long. Fallen hairs push past the sessile ones, forming strings and villi over time.
The hair coat has different lengths at the end, distributed as follows:
This shaggy coat acts as a climate chamber, protecting against both overheating and cooling.
The coat colour is white to ivory.