- Average -- 80 cm or 31 1/2 inches
- Female: Average -- 70 cm or 27 1/2 inches
- Minimum height at withers
- Male: 70 cm or 27 1/2 inches
- Female 65 cm or 25 1/2 inches
- Weight: Male: 50 - 60 kg or 110 - 132 lb Female: 40 - 50 kg or 88 - 110 lb
The komondor is a dog with a huge stature. He has greatness in a harmonic proportion with the body of his head at all times, and never rough. Long hair covers the komondor, so much, that must not look like his eye. The nose back straight, the rhinoscope coffee. The dentition of the komondor vigorous, the teeth huge, they close cheliferous. The eye of the komondor is dark brown. His ear hangs down, and it watching, neither does not move it in a situation arising though upwards. The neck of the komondor is most muscular, one without lappet. His back with tight, short, good musculature. His fore-limbs column-like, they are covered with long, shaggy hair. The groin of the komondor is long, his rump wide, mildly hit. His tail hangs down in a calmness situation, a watcher lifts it up until the altitude of his back line in a posture. The paws of the komondor is big, closed.
The general description of the komondor
The applicability of the komondor
The komondor is not a flat dog! Claims freedom of movement, spacious space, on one expressed because of this only in family house worthy and it is possible to last. The komondor, drawn incorruptible one, fearsome one is suitable for granges', receptions', different huge settlements' daytime and night keeping excellently and unbelievably alert.
Him behaving during the work of the komondor is special entirely. Barks rarely and then because of that, that let him prevent the trouble or that calls his other attention for the trouble. The komondor considers the stopping of the trouble as his task only. Incorruptible.
General Characteristic Features, Uses...
It is a large sized breed. His engaging appearance, dignified behavior commands respect, admiration, possibly even fear. It is not a complaisant breed. Robust. His long coat is prone to get felty and corded all over, thereby giving an appearance of even greater power.
In profile, he appears square or slightly rectangular. The head rises above the back and is richly endowed with coat. The tail is hanging with the tip raised to horizontal. The color of the coat is white.
He is an ancient Hungarian sheepdog of Asiatic origin. In guarding herds of cattle and sheep, or house and property, he displays dauntless courage. He attacks boldly and silently. He regards the area he watches as his property, and will not tolerate strangers. He is distrustful by nature.
His head is wide and well proportioned to his body. The heavy, long cost will not make it disproportionate. The skull is somewhat domed. The stop is well defined. The muzzle is somewhat shorter than the length of the skull. The arches of the eyes are well developed. The top of the muzzle is straight, not pointed. The cheeks are wide and of moderate length; the jaws are muscular. The nose, eyelids, and lips are black.
The teeth are large and strong, Scissors bite. The lips are tight; the flews somewhat fringed.
The eyes are almond shaped and dark brown. The eyelids are tight.
The ears are medium set, hanging and V shaped. The ears will not move upward even when listening or attacking
The long, shaggy, corded coat makes it rather difficult to judge. The forelegs are straight, columnlike. The shoulder blades are somewhat steep. The point of the shoulders is in the plane of the chest. The upper arms join the chest closely and derive widening from the chest's width. No loose shoulders. The bones are strong and massive, as are the joints. The paws are large, not soft, rather firm and close. The pads are slate gray, massive and elastic.
The withers are rather long and distinct toward the front. The back is short. The loins are of medium length. The topline is broad and muscular. The rump is wide, of medium length and slightly sloping. The tail is set low. Pronouncedly hanging, the tip is raised to horizontal. In a state of excitement, the tail is raised up to, but not above, the backline. sprung and fairly long. The breast is wide and muscular. The belly does not descend below the line of the low point of the chest.
The coat in this region is almost always shaggy and corded. Therefore, the hindlegs and rump combined by the coat can be judged only by its proportions.
The hind legs are moderately angulated. The rump of medium length continues wide and full. Muscular posterior extremities are required. The thighs are muscular.
The stand is regular, paws pointing straight forward. The paws are longer here, but still firm. Dewclaws are to be removed.
Skin and Coat
The skin is abundant in pigments and is slate gray. The nose, lips, outline of eyelids, and the pads are black or dark slate gray. It is good if the gums and palate are also dark. The pink skin, due to loss of pigmentation is not desirable. The nails are gray.The entire body is covered by long and profuse coat. It consists of a coarse top coat and a finer, woolly undercoat. The type of coat is determined by the relative amount of top coat and undercoat.
The shaggy cost which readily forms flat tassles is an essential requirement. The strongly wavy coat will form the narrower cords. The rather tiny curls will not get felty or if so, only to a minor degree.
The length of the coat: It is longest at the rump and loins; at least 20 - 27 cm or 8 - 10 1/2 inches. It is of medium length on the back. shoulders, and chest; at least 15 - 22 cm or 6 - 8 1/2 inches. It is shorter on the cheeks and around the eyes, ears, on the neck and the extremities; 10 - 18 cm or 4 - 7 1/2 inches. It is shortest around the mouth and the lower part of the legs up to the hocks; 9 - 11 cm or 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches.
The combed coat is not desirable. Neither is the completely neglected one. The color of the Komondor's coat is white.
Grooming consists of separating the coat into cords, removing debris (twigs, grass seeds, various bits of the countryside, the occasional slug..... anything and everything can get caught up in the coat), and bathing.
Motion: The motion is light, leisurely and balanced. He takes long strides and has a far reaching gait. During the daytime he likes to lie around, but in such a manner to be able to eye his territory. At night he moves about continuously. Faults The Komondor has few faults having been bred for perfection and uniformity. He has been bred from ancient times to identical characteristics. Rarely occurring faults are: small size, loose shoulders, loose, soft paws, cow hocked rears. Insufficient pigmentation on eyelids, lips, or nostrils. Curly tail. Bad bite. Missing teeth, especially incisors. Disqualifying faults Short coat, no matter where it occurs. Flesh colored skin. Upstanding ears. Short tail. Coat other than white. Slackness or looseness if present all over.
The behaviour of the komondor, and his characteristics
The komondor unbelievably calm, deliberate, but an express cracked in an emergency, and arises unexpectedly. His attack is irresistible. He simply sweeps away his adversaries . Independent, but never willful. Worships his host directly, and everything obeys him between circumstances. Onto a chain to set the komondor not free, because this turns it over too much his original temper, and will be very rude, at what it is not possible to be surprised between circumstances like this of course. It is not allowed to punish the komondor without a reason.
Measure of value characteristics
Our sheepdogs the komondor has the largest homogenity indicator.After all the breeder work residing in him, the measure of value characteristics, we may say it based on the totality of the form of appearance, that dog one bred consistently. The typical characteristics of the komondor on all of the individuals of the kind can be found, and passes on his kind character to his successors with big safety. Everything else which can be delimited from a kind well is the komondor in his character. His greatness, the low carriage of the head, the hanging tail, the white, long, laced hair, from the hair a head, the head complexion all covered strongly, all special and single.
The attractive form of the komondor one of the characteristic features of his kind character, but it is allowed to neglect his inner values in no way, his incorruptible keeper skill, his courage, strength radiant organization. These characteristics of use represent a value like that and so much typical onto him, that safe future is meant to the komondor.
The uninitiated one cannot establish his gender based on the exterior form of the komondor. The skillful ones know it well however, that the komondor may be a considerable difference despite the big hair based on the secondary genital character. Important, that let the difference be essential in the secondary genital character.
Only big, muscular komondor with strong skeleton let us put a male into breeding. The female komondor may be more feminine, so with lower, thinner skeleton, more delicate, than the male komondor . The komondor these requirements of his do not mean it to the secondary genital character of a female of course, that away we want to refine the kind. The secondary genital character differences so never the komondor with the refinement of females, but the komondor we achieve it with the increasingly more imposing development of males.
The komondor the head of a male more chunk, wider and shorter, the neck more muscular, the withers more expressed, beside the bigger greatness size his latitudinal size more considerable. His totality more robust than the female.
To admire truth that harmony, that the uniform hair gown komondor shows. The harmony of the proportion between the single body regions, the whole body, his homogenity lend nobility and attractiveness to the kind despite the big fur coat.
The shaken komondor is not disproportionate. The big fur coat may not be his blanket, covering for the organizational disproportions. The sizes of the body, the whole body and the motion are in balanced proportionality. We preserve the proportional form of the komondor anyway.
Multitudinous musculature covers the body parts of the komondor. The bigger weight no the surplus condition, but let multitudinous muscles and strong skeleton form it. The haggard of the limbs is a basis requirement beside muscularity. He may not be the komondor quasi in plus condition in the period of the development. May appear in a later, full-grown state – if we restrict it in his motion and most well fee - , that grows fat. This may not be a requirement, but the starving. The komondor is a kind with a relatively little claim.
The complexion of the komondor of use : haggard security shepherd dog with a big body, never turned into a fancy dog, but supplies more extensive security work. His body greatness being equal to the type of use, his skeleton, his character of service, his temper, his motion. From this character let us not want it to be crazy, but let us keep a komondor where we may request work like this of him with the result which can be expected from him rightfully.
The story of the komondor
This dog the accrued to us written memories keep recalling it on a diverse name : for a Hungarian puszta komondor, a shaggy Hungarian sheepdog, silken-haired wolf-dog, it is called a komondor with an owl eye. These many names bear witness besides the komondor having been a dog enjoying general affection appreciated always
He acted as the loyal and brave keeper of the stud, the herd and the flock. The flock, the herds had an enemy richly sometime for the komondor, since not only the robbers, but beasts tried to tap it the domestic animals. A night and daytime preserved the animals entrusted to it valiantly equally with the fearsome appearance of the komondor, and there was a woe for the intruder.
The huge stature of the komondor, his dentition were fearsome weapons in the fight, his big fur coat protected it against the enemy's bite and the hard cold at the same time. The shepherd estimated the komondor at big one, and for this due, that bred it purebred. Single data that way they give to deduce that the fur coat of the komondor was trimmed because of the big warmth in summer.
The XIX in a century the komondor the flock turned into unnecessary one slowly breast, since the enemies of the flock were eliminated in a full measure meanwhile. The komondor was the houses', manors' keeper, and performs this task of his excellently.