General Information

Dog NameKomondor
Other NamesMop Dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeSheepdog
Breed ForGuarding Livestock
Country of OriginHungary

Physical And Size

Min Life Span12
Max Life Span14
Min Ideal Weight for male38
Max Ideal Weight for male43
Min Ideal Weight for female36
Max Ideal Weight for male43


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentCourageous, Calm, Loyal
Prey DriveNo
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyLow
Child FriendlyMedium
Cat FriendlyMedium
Dog FriendlyLow
Office FriendlyLow
Apartment FriendlyLow
Senior Citizens FriendlyLow
Service DogLow
Search and Rescue DogLow
Biting PotentialLow

The Komondor dog breed is independent and working dog breeds These days they are considered to be primarily a family companion or show dog but some are still found as flock guardian.

If you are looking for a calm, understanding, protective dog breed then Komondor is the best choice for you. They are blessed with many good qualities but you need to give plenty of efforts towards training and socializing them.

Origin and History Of Komondor Dog Breed

The multi-purpose breed Komondor is known to come from Hungary where they were bred as a flock guard. It is believed that its ancestors were brought to Hungary by nomads called Magyars and is also believed to be related to the Caucasian Ovcharka.

Komondors were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937, but after World War II they were not allowed to import from Hungary and the breed suffered and its quantity started to decrease. But Breeders of Hungary and the United States reconnected in 1962, and again they were pulled back from the brink of extinction.

Today the Komondor is ranked 154th among the dogs registered by the AKC.

Are They Child-Friendly?

The Komondor’s are considered to be gentle with children but as like with all other breeds they are also recommended to supervise all the time with children to prevent accidents. Teach your child to approach well with dogs, not to pull their tails, ears and not to disturb them when they are eating or sleeping, this can make them a bit aggressive.

Temperament, personality And Behavior

The temperament of Komondor is affectionate, calm, fearless, gentle, independent and steady. They are extremely affectionate with its people and friends. Although they tend to be wary of strangers, they are very protective of its family and property which means they make good guard dogs too.

They have a happy personality and is always ready to please its family. They are people-oriented and always like to be involved in family activities.

If you have a Komondor at home its important to make sure that you react to their activities and praise them when they follow your instruction. This will maintain a friendly relationship between you and your Komondor. If once they get away with unfriendly or hostile behavior they will always think that such behavior is appropriate.


When it comes to training, Komondor is average dogs to train. They are very smart dogs but can get bored easily your training session is too long or too boring.

Their training needs to be fun, interesting and short with lots of rewards. With this, you can easily take their attention and make them focused on its training.


Facts about Komondor are:

  • The Plural of Komondor is Komondrok.
  • Komondor’s coat is used as camouflage.
  • Their coat requires a lot of care.
  • Their native Hungary considers them as national treasures.

Health issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesEntropion, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism,
Elbow Dysplasia, Lens Luxation
Vaccination RequiredCanine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
Canine Parainfluenza, Rabies,
Canine Distemper,
Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus
SheddingNone to Minimal Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAdvance and Professional Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 27%
Fat: 12%
Fish Oil

The Komondor is a healthy dog with some common health issues , such as:

  • Gastric Torsion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Entropion


The Komondor dog breed is only found in white color and that is:

  • White

Puppies Price Of Komondor

Komondor Are Protective Since Puppy
Komondor Puppy Image Via Pinterest

Currently, the Komondors are sold at a very affordable price that is $550. Expect to pay low without original papers, as we do not recommend buying Komondor puppies without papers.

Which Dogs Are Similar To Komondor?

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