Komondor and Komondor pictures
The Komondor is a massive dog with a proud gait. It is serious, confident,
alert and commanding. It is very strong and agile for its size.
This is a hardy, healthy dog; it can tolerate changing temperatures.
Its body is totally covered with an extraordinary felted and corded
coat, which is 8 to 11 inches (20-27cm.) long, and always white.
The Komondor (plural is Komondorok) is a big, muscular dog with
plenty of bone and substance, covered with an unusually, heavy,
white corded coat. Puppies are white and fluffy and tend to form
cords at about 3 to 4 months of age. It makes an excellent guard
dog. The Komondor is smart, but easily bored, loyal to and respectful
of its master, but fierce against threats to its charges. It makes
an excellent watchdog and guard dog. It is very territorial and
highly protective of its family, house, car, and livestock. In a
few minutes the Komondor can get the better of even the strongest
enemy. This is not a dog for everyone; it requires an owner who
knows how to display strong leadership and who is willing to spend
a lot of time socializing and training. The Komondor can be a good
family dog if it is socialized as a young puppy, trained thoroughly,
and raised with children from the start, but it is not recommended
for most families. This breed must be thoroughly socialized with
people and other dogs at an early age. Heavy-handed training will
produce a stubborn, unhappy Komondor. Originally developed in Hungary
to guard large herds of animals on the open plains, the Komondor
was charged with protecting the herd by itself, with no assistance
and no commands from its master. This dog is a flock guardian, not
a herder. This breed can be extremely lazy and will sleep and rest
for hour upon hour. The Komondor lives for many months outdoors
in all kinds of weather, protecting its master's flocks. In the
United States the Komondor is primarily a home guard and companion,
and livestock guard dog.