Non-sporting Breeds


Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 25 in (63.5cm) Bitch: 23 in (58.5cm)
Weight: 80-150 lb (36.5-68kg)
Coat: Long, coarse outer coat; may be curly or wavy; softer undercoat
Color: White

The Komondor was known as early as 1555, and has been used for centuries to guard flocks and property from predators and thieves on the Hungarian plains. Very strong and agile for its size, the Komondor is hardy, healthy, and tolerant of changing temperatures. It is a breed that can never be mistaken for any other because of its full white coat falling in tassels, or cords, which form a kind of controlled matting that feels felty to the touch. The Komondor is a natural protector and will guard children and other pets with its life if it is cast in the role of family companion. While it is utterly devoted to its human family, it is wary of strangers, does not take kindly to teasing, and if a warning growl goes unheeded, may attack without warning. It needs plenty of exercise and meticulous grooming.
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