Komondors usually thrive within a familiar setting. A family unit with ample farmland or fenced in backyard is a perfect fit for the Komondor breed. The Komondor is a large dog that requires space to perform the daily physical activity of guarding livestock and protecting the household. In an enclosed space or environment, the Komondor won’t function to its optimal capacity.
Komondors as Watch Dogs?
At 8 months old, Karma the Komondor is now safely guarding her owners’ alpaca herd. Karma is a livestock guard dog, guarding alpacas at IslandLife Farms on Vancouver Island, BC. She’s grown to be quite a big girl. . . still has her puppy moments, but she keeps everything safe. Her owners are now comfortable having her share a field with their crias (baby alpacas), even ones at 2 weeks of age.
Are Komondors Aggressive?
They are very protective natured dogs, therefore Komondor Puppy should be well socialized because once they grow to their fuller size, it will very difficult to train the dog to obey people. Because of their aggressive tendencies towards strangers, it is very important to supervise guests when the dog is around.
You’ll want to meet the parents of any Komondor puppies available and have the chance to review health documents about the parents. Pay special attention to the temperament of the parents during the buying process. You can’t expect them to be as friendly as a Lab or golden retriever, but they shouldn’t be unreasonably aggressive, either.
Komondors are a big breed, with males weighing over 100 pounds once fully mature. They also have a protective and independent nature, which means they need an experienced owner who can socialize them from a young age.
With extremely playful and energetic temperament the Komondor is considered to be a good companion. They are very loving dogs who do not require much exercise. They are intelligent breeds with a keen instinct for protection.
Komondors as a Pack Animal
The Komondor may look like a mop on four legs, but beneath all that hair, there’s a big dog with a big personality. Originally bred to guard livestock the Komondor is intelligent, independent, and highly protective. In fact, they enjoy nothing more than watching over their family.
The tail of the Komondor should always be held low, and never over the body. From a distance, it often appears as though this breed does not have a tail, as it is often completely obscured by long cords of fur.