Hungarian dog breeds – komondor, the king of dogs
The komondor has earned the “king of dogs, the dog of kings” title not only with its unique and dignified look, but with its special internal qualities. Though the komondor’s ancient function was being a sheepdog next to the herd, nowadays they have got familiar with the urban environment, became a perfect family dog, reserving its watchdog instincts.
Because its unique look, and stubborn nature, this breed is not suitable for everyone, that is why they are not so widespread. The komondor is hard to teach, they are acting instinctively every time. With their owner they are boundlessly faithful, but they are very distant with the strangers. For shaping their final personality, the socialization has a very important role. If we keep going out with them in their puppyhood to meet other people, or dogs, they will be less distant with strangers.
If you need a housekeeper, do not let the dogs meet anyone except your family members. Furthermore, if you expect any guests, close them into the kennel, so their ancient instincts will be stronger and you can shape your komondor into a guaranteed excellent guard.
Keeping their hair in a good shape, even it can sound a bit strange, is not a hard task. It is important to start it in time, if you don’t want to shape those beautiful clippings from an adherent hair coat. Their hair starts to matting around their first year. If you keep their hair in good hands, according to the hair type (string, ribbon or fuller), later you only need to look after it once a month.
The komondor is introduced by Melinda Talpai, the Somogyi Betyár Kennel’s manager:
„The Somogyi Betyár Kennel has been established in 2007 with the motto: ‘We only want to also have a good housekeeper’. Since we live with our dogs on four acre, the balanced nerve system is all-important for breeding, because you can only hope for having a good housekeeper, or being shown in an exhibition, if you keep them like this. That is why the majority of my good housekeepers have Hungária Champion, Show Champion, Grand Champion and InterChampion titles, and we also have some Junior World Winners.
What I am also proud of is that the Somogyi Betyár breed is also popular abroad too. I have sent puppies to almost every county of Europe, but we have Somogyi Betyárs, or their descendants in North and South America, Canada, even in Thailand. The dogs those living abroad are mainly family dogs, or bought for show dogs.„
Hungarian dog breeds – komondor
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