Komondor FCI Standard
The breed is also called the Mop Dog, the Hungarian Komondor or the Sheepdog. It’s interesting to know, that its official name Komondor derives from «Komandor», which means «Cuman dog».
In 1544 this breed was for the first time mentioned by its modern name – the Komondor, but only in 1910 it was established as a breed.
The Komondor was used as a shepherd, and such type of dogs could easily cope with their mission, mingling with sheep, thanks to their mop-like coat. Predators had practically no chances to escape.
The public recognition of the Komondor happened in 1937 with the help of the American Kennel Club (AKC). This breed is still successfully used as a shepherd, although these amazing creatures gladden their masters, sitting at home and playing good boys.
Nevertheless, the Komondor is attached and loving in attitude to its family, it gets along well with children, who know how to treat an animal.
As a rule, the Komondor isn’t friendly with other dogs, but it can be tolerant with cats and livestock animals.
• gastric torsion;
• canine hip dysplasia.
Some owners even prefer to trim all their dog’s corpse several times a year. Bathing must be done only when medically necessary and then dried with a hand-drier, as it can take the hole for the Komondors’ hair to dry compeletly.
Brush its teeth at least three times a week, better daily. When you hear your dog clicking on the floor with his paws – its time to make his nails shorter. Check its ears and eyes, clean them when it’s high time. All these procedures are necessary not only to keep your Komondor in a good shape, but also healthy and happy.
You should be an understanding pack leader, who can use the policy of the carrot and the stick. Your dog will need an early and extensive socialization, which always helps to expose to lots of sounds, sights, people and so on.