Description

Illustration of Komondor

The largest of the Hungarian pastoral breeds the Komondor shares some common ancestry with the Puli and the Kuvasz. He is formidable in appearance: large, powerfully built and, when mature, coated with a dense corded coat. He also has a forbidding temperament, distrustful of strangers and strongly territorial.

Breed Group
Pastoral
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Large
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
Long
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
No
Town or Country
Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Small/Medium
Lifespan
Under 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.


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