Other name: Hungarian Shepherd Dog

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The Komondor is a large dog, strongly built and of a robust constitution. It is covered with a long, felted and fluffy hair which constitutes, with its imposing size and its noble attitude, a whole characteristic of the aspect of the race.



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Hair type Long
Origin Hungary
Template Giant
Head shape Round
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 40 kg to 50 kg From 60 cm to 70 cm
Male From 50 kg to 60 kg From 65 cm to 75 cm
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History of the breed

The origin of Komondor is very old . It is believed that his ancestors were already present in present-day Hungary alongside the nomadic Magyar shepherds who raised him for the care of their flocks of Racka sheep and their own defense. Popular in his country, he was nevertheless threatened during the Second World War , at the end of which his overall strength did not exceed a thousand.

Fortunately, enthusiasts of the breed, both in Hungary and abroad, have endeavored to maintain quality breeding. The Komondor breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on August 9, 1954.

Physical features

His coat: long, rough, fluffy and felted, associated with a less thick undercoat. In some dogs, the outer coat is more dense and corded.
Its color: ivory only.
His head: broad, well proportioned to the body and covered with abundant hair. The skull is rounded, the stop well marked, the nose straight and black.
His ears: hang in a V or U shape, never raised, moderately high attachment.
His eyes: dark brown in color and placed horizontally.
His body: writable in a rectangle. The withers are accentuated on its front part, the back is short, the croup wide, of medium length and slightly sloping, and the chest strongly muscled.
Its tail: hanging, set low, slightly curved at its end, raised up to the height of the back line when the dog is awake.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Komondor is primarily a shepherd and guard dog . Vigilant, very observant and naturally extremely suspicious of strangers , he watches over and defends his master’s property with unwavering courage and determination. Very active at night, it is on the lookout for the slightest sign of intrusion. At home, he is very attached to his master and his family .

The Komondor must be educated in a firm and precocious manner. Otherwise, his physical strength and protective instinct can make him particularly difficult to deal with .

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Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Komondor needs space and freedom of movement . He also and above all needs to express his instinct as a guardian . A house with a large fenced garden is therefore perfect for him. Living in an apartment suits him much less, even if he can adapt to an urban lifestyle if he is walked enough on a daily basis. The Komondor is not the kind of dog for a novice . Its management requires a minimum of experience and knowledge in dog breeding and education.


Ease of gaining weight

The long and supplied dress of the Komondor gives it excellent protection against cold and humidity . Of solid constitution, the race nevertheless presents predispositions to certain dermatological diseases (sebaceous cysts, dermatitis …) or ocular (entropion). Being a large dog, the Komondor is also one of the breeds affected by the risk of hip dysplasia . This last aspect should therefore be monitored very closely, especially in breeding subjects.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Komondor dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of a Komondor is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Komondor does not moult . Although long and abundant, her dress requires only basic maintenance, but regular .

The Komondor needs long daily walks to meet their expectations of activity and exercise. He cannot be satisfied with simple outings of short duration.

You don’t brush a Komondor. Its maintenance consists, from the age of 9 months, in separating the cords that form in its coat . An operation that most masters perform with their bare hands. The frequency of the baths to be given is, for its part, of the order of once or twice a year .

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 1,200
1600 €

The purchase price of a Komondor is between € 1,200 and € 1,600.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Komondor is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play


Classifications & Standards
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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