Great to see a couple of very fine Komondor featured in the second series of “Secret life of dogs” on ITV! Well done to those involved:
If you’re interested in what judges should be looking for when they are judging your Komondor, here is a great article written by Joy C. Levy. Do bear in mind that it is from a US perspective, so some things are a little different – for instance quite an emphasis on perfect teeth, and brilliant white coat rather than biscuit/butter colour, but very informative.
Here’s a flyer for an ITV Television Pilot “In the dog house”, dealing with tricky dog behaviour issues. They will be filming at a location in Hereford on 4th and 5th March.
- Is your dog anxious?
- Does your pup clash with other pets?
- Has your hound got behaviour issues?
For more imformation please email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0207 013 4499
Here is the original flyer
Here’s a look back at previous Crufts Komondor Best of Breed winners. All the videos are linked to the right place to see the Komondor.
2016 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)
2015 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)
2014 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)
2013 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE
2012 – JABENEZER DONGO
2011 – PUSZTAMAGUS HUNCUT BETYAR
2010 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE
2009 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE (IMP)
2008 – VERA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE (IMP)
2007 – CH/INT/EU/ VESTA KERELIN
2006 –PUSZTAMAGUS BORSIKA AT BLEAUVILLE
2005 – SEARWELL CSILLA
2004 – MERROWDOWN ARISTARCUS
2003 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)
2002 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)
2001 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)
2000 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)
There’s a new page with information for new owners just getting started with caring for a Komondor coat. Still lots of information to add, but the page is available here:
Before you begin your search for a Komondor breeder and puppy, be sure that the Komondor is the breed for you. Research as much as you can into the breed and their characteristics. You have already taken a good step by reading through this web site, but there are some books available, and you can contact the members of the Komondor Club who can give you additional advice.
Under no circumstances should you consider getting a Komondor puppy from a source other than a reputable breeder, or with the intention of making money by breeding the dog. This is not something that should be considered by a novice of the breed, even if you have successfully bred other breeds of dogs in the past. Many a breeder has tried to breed Komondors and have experienced many problems; some have been very painful as it has led to the loss of many pups or an entire litter. It is also not very profitable, and a breeder who has managed to make a little money is considered lucky!
It is wise to tell the breeder what you are looking for in a dog. Do you want a working dog, a house guard, or a show dog, etc? Even at this young age your breeder will be able to offer you advice on the best match for you. You may fall in love with a bold and brassy male, but remember that having a 31 inch male is rather like living with a shetland pony!
If you visit a litter with the intention of picking a puppy, it may be impossible to do so in just one visit. If the puppy has just eaten and wants to sleep he may appear too lethargic, but after a good sleep he may be too active for your taste. The breeder will allow you to visit the puppies when you want to, so do not feel that you have to pick a puppy on your first visit. Ask the breeder when feeding times are and try to come back at different times of the day. Once you have seen them a couple of times, you will be able to spot the characteristic that will best suit your family.
Your puppy will depend on you for his basic survival for his entire life. He will need food, water, shelter, protection, love, nurturing and a proper canine education if he is to grow up to be a responsible and well behaved canine citizen.
Your Komondor will need to be regularly kept in check to ensure he is in good health and has good manners. You will need to keep on top of this throughout his whole life, so you must ask yourself seriously if you are ready for this level of commitment.
Your Komondor Shopping List
Just as you would prepare a nursery for a new child, you should make sure your home is ready for its new canine arrival. Ensure all puppy supplies are purchased and in place before he comes home, there will not be much time after he arrives, that’s for sure!
You will need to give him a lot of love, comfort and patience when he first comes home. Just imagine how he must be feeling, he has been taken from his brothers and sisters and put in this strange new place.