Other names : Hungarian Sheepdog, Mop Dog, Hungarian Commonmop

Photo: adult dog of Komondor breed
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Life expectancy

The Komondor has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years



Adult size

Female Between 26 and 28 in
Male Between 28 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 88 and 110 lb
Male Between 110 and 132 lb
Coat colour
Sand White
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the Komondor

Komondor: Origins and history

Known as a Hungarian Sheepdog, her ancestors were brought to Hungary in the middle-ages by the Cumans, from whom she takes her name and at whose graves her ancestors’ remains have been found. Before that, her heritage seems to have been Tibetan. She has been a popular worker in Hungary for many centuries, guarding rather than herding sheep. It is said that many of her kind perished at the hands of the invading Nazis because no Komondor house could be taken with this fierce protector still alive.

FCI classification of the Komondor

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Komondor

The Komondor requires firm training as she is a powerful dog who can be obstinate and independent-minded.

Komondor: Purchase price

You can expect to pay upwards of £1,000 for a well-bred KC registered puppy. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £90 to £160 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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