Learn about the temperament and personality of the Komondor. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
The Komondor is known for his dignity, bravery, and strength. Originally bred to guard livestock, he is territorial and very protective of his family, home, and possessions. He will instinctively guard you, your family, and your belongings. His size and presence alone might be enough to thwart evildoers. He is calm and steady when things are normal, but if he senses danger, he springs into action and defends his charge. The Komondor is reserved and serious with strangers. However, once you properly introduce him to someone new, he will welcome that person into his charge. Komondorok are known to remember and enthusiastically greet people they haven’t seen in years. Early socialization is important with this breed because an unsocialized Komondor may become aggressive toward new people. Because of his size, power, and surprising speed, a Komondor owner will need to have his or her dog under control. An out of control Komondor is a serious liability. Obedience training is a must with this breed. They are slow to mature and don’t fully do so until about three years of age. They are intelligent and love to learn new things, but they are not blindly obedient, as they don’t like to perform tasks they don’t see the point of. While they are a willful breed, they are also usually eager to please … except on the recall. They will come back to you when they’ve finished doing whatever they are doing. Komondorok are extremely loving and affectionate toward their families. He is intensely loyal and wants to be with his loved ones at all times. He enjoys close physical contact. A lonely Komondor is miserable. If members of his family are away, he often lies by the door waiting for their return. He is gentle with and protective of children. Komondorok can be very lazy couch potatoes and will sleep for hours, but they still need daily exercise and love to go for long, leisurely walks. There is a range of personalities within the breed but most Komondorok, in healthy, loving homes, are trustworthy, vigilant, hardy, and devoted dogs.
The Komondor is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
The Komondor sheds practically no hair at all. You’ll virtually never find a hair in your home!
His coat requires brushing and combing daily.