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The Komondor was developed as a herding dog in Hungary to protect big herds of cattle and sheep. He’s a descendent of the Aftscharka, a dog discovered by the Huns when they went through Russia. Instead of rounding up flocks or herds, he accompanies the animals and doesn’t need to be told what to do to protect them.

He’s a muscular, big dog with a very dense, protective coat of white, heavy cords. He looks a bit like a huge mop. The coat protects vulnerable parts of his body in case of attack and also helps him camouflage himself among his flock. He also appears in American show rings. He needs obedience training and regular exercise and his coat takes lots of time to maintain so learn how from an expert. He’s 25.5 inches high.