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.

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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