Spotlight Breed Komondor 

Spotlight Breed: Komondor 

Welcome to our Spotlight Breed article of the week.  This is where we feature one of the most interesting dog breeds around the globe.  Today we are excited to spotlight the Komondor!  The appearance of the Komondor represents a mop so you will know if you come across one.  This dog breed has a long and noble heritage as a flock-guardian in their native Hungary.  One of the best things to note about this breed is that they will retain a strong protective instinct and will defend their family and property with their life.  There are so many other traits to note as well!

The adaptability of the Komondor is so-so.  This breed is not ideal for novice owners as they are highly sensitive, independent thinking, and assertive.  These traits will make it harder for a first-time dog parent to manage.  Therefore, it is important that new dog owners take their own experience into account when choosing a new addition to the family!  The Komondor is not suitable for small home or apartment living.  They are in constant need of mental and physical stimulation so adequate space is required.  This breed is very sensitive, and they wear their heart on their sleeves.  The good thing about this is that they are incredibly loyal to their pack!

Once again, the Komondor is extremely faithful to their pack.  They are affectionate with family and even children.  However, it is important to realize that friendliness toward humans and friendliness toward dogs are two completely different things.  This breed may try to attack or dominate other dogs, no matter how much they love their “hoomans”.  The same goes for strangers with this breed.  The Komondor needs to take time to get to know new people and dogs.  This is where socialization plays a key factor.  It is easier to train a Komondor as they are very intelligent.  Easy-to-train dogs are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly. Other dogs need more time, patience, and repetition during training.

The Komondor is a great companion dog with a lot of love to give!  We will leave you with our favorite quote about the breed: “Who needs a Swiffer® when you have a Mop Dog?!”