This is one of the most distinctive of dog breeds, being large, muscular, and white, with a thick, heavy, corded topcoat over a dense, woolly undercoat. The largest of the Hungarian breeds, this dreadlocked giant (whose name means ‘commander’) was used to protect livestock from attacks by predators (wolves or bears) or thieves. The coat prevents the dogs from getting sunburned in the summer and makes it difficult for predators to bite down to the skin, plus it disguises them in the flock, which they are there to protect.
Independent and intelligent as all good working stock should be, the Komondor is an excellent guard dog and will protect its territory with vigour. Even the breed standard suggests that this is a strong, sharp guard dog who must be treated with respect. In other words, expect your postman never to visit your house again! These dogs are, however, extremely gentle with their human families, but reading their body language is often difficult as their coats disguise their faces and bodies almost completely, and they are not a dog who generally likes affection. Those who love the breed are devoted to them.
In general the Komondor does not suffer from many serious conditions although it is susceptible to other large breed issues such as Hip Dysplasia and Bloat.
Little beyond keeping a close eye out for any skin conditions, ticks and fleas could hide themselves quite easily under their coat.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.