Komondor: Information, Characteristics, Temperament, Health, Care & Training


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Let’s start! Komondor dog breed was developed from a large sheepdog from Hungary and Komondor Mura in early times was used as a livestock guardian,

Komondor information and characteristics

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Komondor is a large livestock guarding dog breed with an extremely unusual appearance. Komondor is also known as “the guard of the Carpathians” and “the Hungarian sheepdog.” Komondors were used by shepherds to guard their flocks against wolves and bears in the Carpathian Mountains where this breed originated. Komondors are highly intelligent dogs which makes them easy to train for a wide variety of purposes other than just being great at guarding herds of sheep.

A Komondor puppy will not look like an adult Komondor at birth. A Komondor puppy’s coat is very soft and fluffy but it will start to develop into the characteristic corded coat by four months of age. Komondor puppies can be white, gray, or black with brown eyes in both solid and mixed colors.

Temperament

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Komondor puppies are fun to have around in their puppy stage because they are gentle in nature even though they are known for their protective instinct when it comes to livestock. Komondor pups may not look like much but you will fall in love with them once they grow up. They are also excellent watchdogs with good guarding instincts so if you have chickens, rabbits, or other small animals Komondor dogs are perfect for you. They will protect your animals from stray dogs or any predators that try to invade your yard.

Komondor is a large dog with a long, powerful body and Komondor is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. Komondor dogs are sometimes mischaracterized as bear or wolf-like but Komondor Mura is not really that scary looking when they are adults. Komondor requires very little grooming which makes them popular among people with allergies because Komondor fur does not release any allergens into the air. Komondor looks tough but Komondor dogs have a soft temperament just like other large breed dogs.

Training

Komondor does great with children and small pets if they were socialized at an early age by people who know how to handle a high-energy dog breed. They can be aggressive so only experienced handlers should attempt to raise this breed. Komondors should be well trained and socialized as Komondor dogs can be aggressive if they are not well trained or kept occupied with a job such as guarding animals because it is a very active dog breed that requires a great deal of exercise and Komondor may chew, dig and bark if it has nothing to do which will annoy the neighbors. They also need space so they should not live in an apartment unless you take them for long walks every day and need to run free on open land at least once every day.

Health

Komondors usually live between 10 to 12 years but some Komondors do live as long as 15 years if they receive proper care. Komondor is a large dog breed so Komondor may have joint problems as Komondor grows old which often occurs in large breeds. Komondor is also prone to Hip Dysplasia which can cause lameness if the Komondor hip joint does not fit well into the pelvis of the thigh bone.

A veterinarian may recommend expensive surgery for Komondor Hip Dysplasia but Komondors can live normally even with the condition if it is diagnosed early and may not show any signs of pain. Komondors also have a problem with Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) which is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes them to go blind by six years of age. Komondors usually need special care because they are known for their poor eyesight, can defend themselves against potential threats with their strong bite, and have an excellent sense of smell which they use to find their way around unfamiliar places.

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