Lengthy, thick, white corded double coat
Broad head with quick muzzle
Grayish pores and skin tone
Stage “scissors” chunk
Very best Human Companion
Agency, alpha leaders
Households with older youngsters
Hikers and long-walk aficionados
Rural or suburban homeowners with a fenced-in yard
What They Are Wish to Reside With
Regardless of their considerably comical look, Komondors are robust protectors. They had been bred to be flock guardians and contended with formidable adversaries reminiscent of bears and wolves. They’re very assured canines and wish a powerful chief as a way to be a superb household canine. Obedience coaching is a should and socializing them early on is crucial to keep away from human or canine aggression when grown.
Komondors are dedicated to their households, cautious of strangers and are very smart. Proudly owning a Komondor is proudly owning an unbiased canine, able to fierceness but in addition of affection.
Issues You Ought to Know
Komondors are comparatively wholesome canines with pores and skin allergic reactions, hip dysplasia and bloat as their primary well being issues. Komondors with pores and skin allergic reactions or parasites are a bit more durable to deal with than different breeds due to their large coat. Washing with the correct shampoo is beneficial, as dipping the canines can discolor their white fur. Hip dysplasia is frequent and manageable in lots of large canines and the chance of bloat may be lessened by elevating the canine’s meals and water bowls. Their messy-looking corded coat is definitely very neat and must be separated rigorously weekly. They do want frequent bathing (anticipate a protracted drying time)
Komondors dwell roughly 10 to 12 years. They mature slightly extra slowly than smaller canines however their severe demeanor means much less, if any, of the goofy adolescent years. Komondors are literally very lazy canines on account of their have to preserve power when guarding a flock so they may combat any attackers on a drop.
Komondor Historical past
It’s believed that Komondors, descendants from Tibetan canines, hail from Hungary when the Magyars (nomadic individuals) got here from Asia round 1000 A.D. There’s additionally a chance that they arrive from the Cumans (a Turkish nomadic individuals) in Cumania the place Komondor bones have been discovered. Certainly, “Komondor” means “canine of the Cumans.”
They had been seen first in canine reveals within the 1920s and accepted by the AKC in 1937. As of 2011, they rank 154th on the AKC Canine Registry.