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The Komondor is a large, powerful dog with an extremely distinctive white coat that is allowed to mat, patiently split by hand and formed into long cords.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Large dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Guard dog. Barks, alerts and it's physically protective
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids

Key Facts

Lifespan: 10-12 years
Weight:  50-61kg for males and 36-50kg for females
Height:  80cm for males and 70cm for females
Colours:  White
Size:  Large
UK Kennel Club Groups: Pastoral


Family-friendly: 5/5
Exercise needs: 4/5
Easy to train: 4/5
Tolerates being alone: 2/5
Likes other pets: 1/5
Energy level: 2/5
Grooming needs: 3/5
Shedding: 3/5


Centuries of breeding to treat strangers with suspicion and possibly aggression, and protect and guard what they consider to be theirs mean this is not a breed for everyone. Even an easy going Komondor is still a large, powerful dog with a coat that demands a lot of time and attention to keep sweet smelling and easy to live with. Devoted to their family they will guard and protect but this may mean they make errors of judgement that could land themselves and their owners into trouble!

History and Origins

Country of Origin: Hungary

Known in their native homeland of Hungary for over a thousand years, the Komondor is a livestock guardian, bred to live with the flock and protect them from theft and predation. The corded coat would keep them warm and dry no matter the weather and provides a thick body armour effective against the fiercest of predators including wolves. Thought to have arrived in Hungary with the nomadic Magyars and possibly descended from the Ovtcharka, another livestock guardian breed from the Caucasian regions of Russia.

Did You Know?

  • A Komondor impressively clearing a high jump features on the 1996 album Odelay by the American artist Beck.
  • It takes five years for the Komondors cords to reach full length and a fully coated corded Komondor can take 24 hours to dry after a bath!

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