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Temperament, health problems, grooming and living conditions of the Komondor dog breed

Temperament: The Komondor dog can become a family pet, provided it has a good, firm and naturally authoritative owner. This breed needs to be well socialized and thoroughly trained, and should be raised with children from the start. This breed is exceptionally protective, very confident as they care for their flock or family.

The Komondors’ instinct is to protect, and they will attack wolves and bears if they pose a threat to their herd. This dog has been bred to work and has an exceptionally high level of dominance. They have a high territorial instinct which can affect people and other dogs and they need exceptionally good leadership. This will require exceptionally good obedience training as they are strong minded.

Any owner will need to have that leadership status and have experience in dog ownership. The Komondor is easily bored and needs excellent physical and mental stimulation every day. Setting clear rules is an absolute must, and this will help the dog to be the best he can be.

Health problems: They can have hip dysplasia, swelling and skin problems.

Grooming: The Komondor should never be brushed or combed. The hair is divided into strands and trimmed as needed. This breed requires infrequent bathing and the coat takes a long time to dry, from a few hours to a whole day, depending on the weather.

Living Conditions: This dog is best suited to rural settings, where long walks can be taken, as Komondors require extensive walks. This breed can live in an apartment, as long as all walking and mental stimulation requirements are met.

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