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Weight: 88-132 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
The American Kennel Club recognizes the Komondor in the following color:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-12 years
The Komondor is known to be a relatively healthy breed of dog. It is important that you work with a reputable breeder, otherwise, you may find that you end up with a pup who has inherited a major medical condition.
Some of the medical conditions you need to keep an eye out for include skin problems, hip dysplasia, entropion, hot spots, and bloat.
Skin problems can include a variety of issues that may arise in your pup. It is not uncommon for your Komondor to have sensitive skin, which means that he or she may develop inflammation, itchiness, or redness when he or she comes into contact with an item that irritates the skin.
Hip dysplasia is a painful genetic condition that may affect your Komondor, which is commonly found in large and extra-large breeds. This condition will affect the hip joint or socket in your pup and can lead to painful arthritis and trouble getting around. If your pup has hip dysplasia, you may notice that he or she is often lethargic and less energetic than he or she once was.
Entropion is a genetic condition that is sometimes found in the Komondor. This condition occurs when the upper portion of the eyelid turns inward. This can lead to the eyelashes scratching the surface of the eye. In some instances, the scratching may eventually cause scar tissue to form that is dark in color.
Hot spots can develop on your Komondor, which happens when the skin is very irritated. Your pup may start to scratch or bite at the area a lot. Hot spots are often caused by flea bites, mites, and other small pests.
Lastly, bloat is a serious condition that can affect your Komondor and is caused when too much air is trapped within the stomach. This then leads to the expansion of the stomach, which places pressure on the surrounding organs and causes them to function incorrectly.
The Komondor has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Komondor is known as a livestock guardian and is very brave because of its roots. You will find that your pup is not afraid of much, if anything at all.
When it comes to your Komondor, it is important to know that when your pup is raised as a livestock guardian, he or she does have the potential to be very protective and territorial, which may lead to some aggression. On the other hand, if your Komondor is raised within your home and is domesticated, he or she will be very friendly and personable.
The Komondor is known to be extremely affectionate to those that he or she loves. This breed does well with kids, family, and other people that are known to the family. As with any pup, you need to make sure that your pup is socialized early on.
You will find that your dog is likely to be reserved with strangers, but he or she can be accepting of them if trained to do so. This breed is a good watch dog and will alert you to any intruders if they are present.
This breed is not recommended for apartments. It does best in a home with a large, fenced in yard. While this breed is energetic, you will notice that he or she roams more than plays fetch.
This breed does best in colder climates and can become quickly overheated in hot climates.
The Komondor can be difficult to train, so you need to be patient. This breed needs a strong hand that will be the leader. Once your pup knows that you are alpha, he or she will follow suit and obey your commands.
The Komondor has extensive grooming needs, but these needs can be managed quite efficiently, especially if you work with a groomer.
The coat of the Komondor is made up of cords, which means that they need to be brushed daily to keep them in good shape. You may want to take your pup to the groomer regularly to ensure that your pup’s coat stays in good shape.
This breed does not shed a lot, which is helpful for owners who do not want to clean up a lot of hair.
You only need to bathe the Komondor when it is truly needed, but you should clean his or her ears once per week to avoid any ear infections.
You also need to trim your pup’s nails at least once per month to avoid overgrowth, as this can be quite painful, especially when the nails snag on carpet.
Your Komondor will consume anywhere between 4 cups to 5 cups of dry kibble per day. You should feed your pup a high-quality brand that contains a lot of nutrients to meet the developmental needs of your new puppy.
You should avoid dry kibble that contains chemicals, fillers, and by-products, as these do not add any nutrients to your pup’s diet.
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A Komondor puppy will cost you about $675. It is important to note that the price of the puppy does not determine the health of your puppy. You must perform your research and work with a reputable breeder to ensure your new Komondor’s health.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Komondor is a good choice for any family, but it is important to note that this breed needs a strong leader and is not recommended for those who are inexperienced. This breed grows to be a large pup, but is relatively easy to take care of. You will find that your Komondor gives you as much love as he or she is capable of doing and you will enjoy this breed in your home. This breed ranks a 3.
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