Hungarian Komondor Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Komondor is certainly not a dog to buy on a whim; coming from Hungary, like the Puli, he guarded the herds and flocks on the farms from the usual range of predators and rustlers. As a result he is highly territorial and would be impossible in town; even in a country setting he needs to have a defined area which is his to control. The Komondor has been known in Hungary for a thousand years and is descended from the Owtcharka dogs of Asia who were brought into Europe by the Magyars.
He is a massive dog averaging 31½” for the males and weighing 61kg with an extremely challenging coat. As the dog matures the coat develops into cords which have to be cared for to prevent them matting together; the heavily coated dogs of the show ring have the cords kept tied up to protect them when they are not being exhibited. Felt-like in texture, a wet Komondor must be a nightmare.
The dog in the picture (right) is a mature dog in full show coat; the care that has gone into managing and maintaining such a coat is unimaginable. A great deal of extremely hard work, much greater than keeping a long coated breed looking good.
The Komondor is extremely loyal and is devoted to his owners, but a great deal of consideration should be given to the pitfalls before acquiring such a dog.
- Pannonia US
- Alpha Omega US
Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Clubs for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.