Best Bully Sticks Breed Spotlight: The Komondor
The Komondor truly has a commanding presence. A unique looking, intelligent and fiercely loyal dog, Best Bully Sticks Breed Spotlight will take a look at what makes this strong-willed and strong-bodied dog tick. With origins in Asia and Eastern Europe, the Komondor is an interesting read!
History & Background: The name Komondor comes from phrase “Koman-dor” meaning “Dog of the Cumans” in the language of the Cumans, a migratory, light skinned and haired people. The Komondor has a common ancestry with Tibetan dogs. The Cuman people were pushed out of Asia around 900 during the Mongol conquest. The Cuman people finally found refuge and settled around 1200 in Hungary.
This large breed was used not as a livestock herder, but a livestock guard dog for large sheep and cattle. Their duty as guard dog to these animals came mostly without human prompting. Komondors were so revered in Cuman culture that their remains have been found in gravesites. These dogs are now a national Hungarian treasure and are being preserved so no sullying or modification happens to this breed. This breed began to spread around the world in the 1920s and started appearing in dog shows. This dog is still a favorite in the show ring and was recognized by the AKC in 1937. Today this dog is known as the “Hungarian Komondor” or “Hungarian Sheepdog.”
Height: Males: 27.5 inches minimum height, 31.5 inches average height; Females: 25.5 inches minimum height, 27.5 inches average height
Weight: Males average 110–132 lbs, Females average 88–110 lbs Read more