A fully corded Komondor is an incredible sight! Their distinctive corded coat serves to protect them from attack, help them blend in with the flock, and endure inclement weather. They are one of the livestock guarding breeds of imposing size, structure, and courage. Like the Kuvasz, they are valued for their ability to work without oversight or commands from their master. The Komondor was developed in Hungary and is thought to descend from the Aftscharka, a dog brought from the southern Russian steppes by the Huns during their conquests. While very loyal and devoted to their human family, they are protectors by nature so are inclined to be suspicious of newcomers and reserved with strangers. They benefit highly from training and, since they are an active breed, need daily exercise. Maintaining their coats requires a large amount of time and attention so it befits an owner to seek guidance from an experienced owner or breeder in regards to caring for their cords.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health, and care requirements. They also work to assure that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed become members of the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission. The nation’s top breed experts are members of the parent club.
The national parent breed club is the first and best place to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.