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Komondor

Updated on April 16, 2014

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KOMONDOR

The Komondor is known as "The King of the herding dogs of Hungary". He stands by the abundant hair and strung and giant size. These characteristics make it a really awesome dog.

THE "RASTAFARI" DOG

The origin of the word "Komondor" may have its origin between Hungary and France, the fact that these countries remain strong historical relationship. In Hungarian, the word Komor means "serene", according to some historians, but this is not accepted by all. But regardless of the origin of its name, the Komondor is part of the historical and cultural heritage of Hungary.

They say the Komondor arrived in Hungary in 896, when Prince Arpad Magyar tribes settled in an area called putza. Others, however, claim that would have been taken by the Mongols who invaded Hungary in the twelfth century and there are still some references to it in the Hungarian literature.

No one knows for sure the origins of racial Komondor. Some theories weave Komondor kinship with other mountain dogs. It is certain that, like them, the Komondor is a defender of herds against predators. But, as it was developed in the Great Plains, you may need to consider that the Mountaineers were now far more widespread than currently. Moreover, the Komondor is very different from the descendants of the Tibetan Mastiff and would be more likely that he belonged to the family of Briards, like the Old Sheepdog Inglês, if not for his height, and Bergamasco Shepherd, the breed originated in Italy.

The Komondor had to wait until the years 20 or 30 for it to be valued in Hungary and another 10 years until it was discovered by the West. At the end of World War I, the breed was almost extinct and only not disappeared due to the interest of local farmers who were devoted to the breed because of their strong instinct to guard.

The Hungarian Komondor Club began in 1924 and the breed standard was first described in 1921. After 1935 when about 1,000 were registered breed dogs, they began to be exported to Germany and later to the United States, where he was recognized by the AKC. The only FCI recognized the breed in 1960.

Currently the Komondor is recognized in almost every country and even in Brazil there are breeders who breed is still very rare.

The physical appearance of the Komondor - like a big teddy bear - has absolutely nothing to do with your actual temperament. This is a very quiet dog, rarely barks, but it is also an independent and strong instinct to guard dogs.

You can not say that the Komondor is the "playful" type. He is a very strong dog and was developed to have a lot of initiative in protecting herds, with which it was left almost alone by the shepherds.

This required the dog to take their own decisions and this independence did it become an ideal for those who have a voice and a lot of dog experience. This made it quite different from other pastors, who usually wait for orders from his master to act the Komondor.

Being a dog that will weigh around 60 pounds the care and feeding of puppies education should be reinforced.

This rustic dog adapts with difficulty to city life. During the day, this very brave and wary with strangers guardian lie, but is always alert on their territory. At night, she embarks on a relentless movement back and forth. This domineering dog should be trained from a young age, without severity, but firmly, for a very submissive Komondor can be dangerous. It's a dog destined for a firm and secure owners.

Komondor

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Large size and strong physical construction. Its attractive appearance and behavior worthy cause admiration and fear. He is not a flatterer by nature. Its rugged body is covered with hair plush, corded, very thick and long. The body in profile forms a prone rectangle, almost square. The head, covered with the dense stresses the trunk. The tail is carried hanging with the tip bent almost horizontally. The coat color is ivory.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:

The length of the body is slightly longer than the height at the withers;

The depth of chest is half the height at the withers;

Muzzle slightly shorter than half the length of the head.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT:

It is an unflinching courage to guard in defense of the flock, the properties and the home of its owner. He attacks silently and boldly. Considers its territory as his property and does not tolerate any other creature living in it. It is suspicious by nature.

During the day, the Komondor like to lie, but always strategically situated to guard their territory. At night, he is in constant motion.

HEAD:

Wide, in good proportion to the trunk. The evenly profuse coat does not make it disproportionate.

CRANIAL REGION

Stop: Well developed, but not abrupt.

Skull: Domed; brow ridges well developed.

FACIAL REGION

Muzzle: Not pointed; Nasal bridge straight.

Nose: Straight, abruptly cut back.

Lips: Black, close fitting to the mouth and jaws. Cog labial commissure.

Jaws / Teeth: Jaws very muscular, strong and powerful. Scissors bite, full and regularly according to the dentition formula.

Cheeks: Broad and medium length.

Eyes: Inserted horizontally, dark brown. Black eyelids pressed firmly against the eyeball.

Ears: Of medium insertion domed skull. Clearly, based on the pending "V" or "U". The ears do not rise or alerting or attacking.

NECK:

Quite muscular. It should form an angle of 35° with the horizontal. In quiet or calm situations are ported almost continuously of the topline. Its length is more than short to medium. Without dewlap and no mane.

BODY:

Topline: The parts of the body forming the top row are wide and very muscular.

Withers: Sufficiently long; clearly defined up front.

Back: Short.

Loin: Medium length.

Croup: Broad, of medium length, slightly sloping.

Chest: Broad, well muscled; medium, wide and long depth.

Underline: Slightly tucked up.

TAIL:

Low set, clearly outstanding; slightly with the tip facing up almost horizontal. It is desirable that the tail reaches the hock. When alert, the tail is raised at most to the height of the dorsal line.

LITH:

PREVIOUS: The trial of the former is highly impaired by long hair shaggy and corded. The front legs are like pillars: viewed from the front or in profile are parallel and vertical. The chest is wide, resulting in separate, strong and free movement of the legs. The members are firmly united to the body. The bone structure is strong and powerful. The joints are strong.

Shoulders: The shoulder blades are moderately sloping. The upper points of the shoulder blades are placed vertically above the deepest point of the chest.

Paws: Broad, strong, with fingers together. The pads are slate gray, thick and well padded. Gray nails.

SUBSEQUENT: The position of the hind limbs supports the body with moderate angulation. Continuing the crop of medium and large size, well muscled limbs are desired.

Thigh: Strongly muscled and bulky.

Paws: The longer that the previous; and otherwise identical. Dewclaws should be removed.

GAIT:

Mild, moderate and free. The last is wide and good ground cover.

SKIN:

It is well pigmented slate gray. Prefer to dark pigmentation on the gums and roof of the mouth. Copies with little pigmentation or skin color pink are undesirable.

COAT

Hair: The whole body is covered with long hair. The coat consists of a rustic for coverage and a thinner undercoat. The characteristic coat is determined by the ratio of the coverage and the undercoat. The shaggy coat, which tends to felting is the basic required. An equally dense, wavy, corded coat is also desired. Small tufts of hair are few or are not fluffy. The coat is longer on the back, the lower back and later on the thigh (at least 7.9 to 10.6 in). On the back, the sides of the chest and in the region of the shoulder blades, have medium length (5.9 to 8.7 in). Cheeks, the brow ridges, the top of the head, ears, neck, and limbs, the coat is shorter (3.9 to 7.1 in); and lips and bottom members are shorter still (3.5 to 4.3 in). No combed coat or completely overlooked is desirable.

COLOR:

Ivory.

SIZE / WEIGHT

Height at the withers: Males: 27.6 in, minimum; females: 25.6 in, minimum.

Weight: Males: 110.2 lb to 132.2 lb; females: 88.1 lb to 110.2 lb.

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