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Komondor – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1937
  • Lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Size: Large
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 48" dog crate*

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From its appearance, the Komondor may look like a giant mop with four legs. But beneath that moving mop, there is a big dog with a great personality.

The Komondor was originally bred as a working dog to guard livestock. Due to their natural instinct as a guardian dog, they are highly protective and love to watch over their family.

The Komondor can be aggressive towards other dogs but they can get along with cats and livestock. They do not know and some cannot share the same home with other dogs. Appropriate training can curb this instinct, but proper supervision is recommended.


The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Komondor in 1937.

These medium energy dogs are known as Hungarian Komondors.

They are a strong-willed dog which requires an owner with strong leadership.

This dog was originally bred as a livestock guardian.

They have a strong dominance level and stick to their territory.

The Komondor puppy takes quite a long time to reach maturity: taking up to three years or more.

Even though this breed needs to regularly be provided a large space they can also adjust to apartment living.


The Komodor is a flock guardian dog with a muscular body and huge bone structure.

They have a large head with a short and dark muzzle.

The body of the Komondor is full with an extraordinary white corded coat around 8-10 inches long. This white, thick, and corded coat help the Komondor blend in with the sheep they are guarding. It also protects them from prey. This corded outer coat fuses with the undercoat form long cords that hang all over the body.


It is recommended to provide feed formulated to large-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine the size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a healthy, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.


The Komondor has a unique corded coat that does not need brushing. Even though they do not need brushing, it does not mean that it is maintenance free. The cords should be separated frequently to prevent tangling as well as to remove debris and dirt.

Regular trimming around mouth area is also important to prevent food staining.

Bathing and drying the Komondor may seem to take the entire day but it is important to keep them clean.


This dog breed can do well with country living as a working dog guarding its flock. It is also possible to raise them in an urban environment.

This dog 30-60 minutes of daily exercise such as walking.

The Komondor can be very lazy and when they are in a lazy mode, they can rest and sleep for hours.

This dog also needs a fenced yard to prevent them from potentially attacking people or animals due to the protective, territorial instincts. Again, appropriate training and supervision are recommended.

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 48" dog crates* for most adult Komondor.

 Return to the main Dog Crate Sizes Breed Chart.

* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.

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