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Komondor

 (other names: Hungarian Sheepdog)

Komondor
origin:Hungary
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:12 years
classification:Working Group
height:65 to 90 cm
weight:36 to 61 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonablein/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Giant
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History [ edit ]

The Komondor is an ancient breed that has Hungary as its homeland. His ancestry his uncertain, but it´s known that they were used as sheep guardians for centuries. It´s likely they were brought to Hungary from the Siberian region by the Magyar tribe but there´s still those who believe that they were brought by Sumerians from the Middle East area.

The Komondor was originally a sheep guardian, protecting the flocks from wolfs, coyotes and other predators, even thieves. Nowadays they are still used to livestock guarding. Despite being good companion dogs, they aren´t suited to the cities, being the country their natural environment.

The long corded coat that covers his body allows him to blend in with the sheep so that his effectiveness in protecting them