The Komondor is characterized by imposing strength, dignity, courageous demeanor, and pleasing
conformation. He is a large, muscular dog with plenty of bone and substance, covered with an
unusual, heavy of white cords. The working Komondor lives during the greater part of the year
in the open, and his coat serves to help him blend in with his flock and to protect him from
extremes of weather and beasts of prey.
The Komondor is a guardian, not a herder. Originally developed in Hungary to guard large herds of
animals on the open plains, the Komondor was charged with protecting the herd by himself, with
no assistance and no commands from his master. The mature, experienced dog tends to stay close
to his charges, whether a flock or family; he is unlikely to be drawn away from them in chase,
and typically doesn't wander far.
While reserved with strangers, the Komondor is demonstrative with those he loves, selflessly
devoted to his family and his charges, and will defend them against any attack. The combination
of this devotion to all things dear to him and the desire to take responsibility for them produces
an excellent guardian of herds or home, vigilant, courageous, and very faithful.
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