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Komondor - the Flock Guardian
Research done by: Tippy & Alfred
The Komondor is a large, alert, confident and serious dog.
As flock guardians they were bred to be commanding, reserved
with strangers and very territorial. They have been well
known as dogs that get the better of anything that would
attack them or something they are protecting. The Komondor
is still used for the purpose they were bred for. They are
not herding dogs; they protect the flocks without any human
Modern Komondors are highly protective of their family and
all of their family's property. Consequently most Komondors
are fiercely protective and aggressive when it comes to
strange dogs and strange people in their territories.
Knowledgeable obedience training and socialization from
earliest puppy hood are a necessity.
The Komondor is known to grow to twenty-five and a half
inches tall and sometimes more. They can weigh up to one
hundred and twenty-five pounds, the females weighing ten
percent less. Healthy Komondors live ten to twelve years.
This breed is susceptible to bloat, hip dysplasia and skin
problems but is generally healthy. The Komondor does need to
be in a clean country environment where it receives a lot of
mental and physical exercise. Indoors they are known to be
extremely lazy and will sleep and laze about for hours but
they also need to take a brisk, daily walk to take care of
their physical and psychological needs.
In puppy hood the coat is soft and shows some signs of corded
curls. It takes two years for cords to develop and five
years for them to reach the desired length.
This dog's coat needs frequent washing and it takes a while
to dry. Never comb or brush a Komondor, as their hair is
designed to naturally become corded. Occasionally the cords
may need to be trimmed, however.
The body of the adult Komondor is completely covered with
cords that are felted ("dreadlocks") and which grow to eight
to eleven inches in length. The undercoat and outer coat
fuse together to make these cords, which then hang down on
either side of the dog. They are always white in color and
the dogs blend in well with sheep because of this. The thick
cords also help to protect the dogs from predators that may
try to bite them.
Komondors do well in most climates and can live for a long
time outdoors in any type of weather, although extreme heat
may be a problem due to the thick coat. They shed very
little if at all.
The Komondor needs this Advice for a Quality Coat & Life
Jane Bicks, D.V.M.
The Komondor has a thick, woolly undercoat and outer
coat that require an alternative food with the
addition of vegetable enzymes
My Choice for a High Quality Alternative Food
for your Komondor here
Give a good Pet Vitamin Supplement
or give as a treat, brewer's
garlic. The daily addition of garlic to the food
will help boost the immune system, and particularly
to help avoid eye and ear problems
Natural Healthy Treats
Komondors have a tendency to develop
bloat and skin problems.
As with many large breeds, there is also a predisposition toward
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