Coat care

It can be quite daunting when you see a Komondor coat, but coat care isn’t as awful as you might first think.

The Komondor puppy starts life with a soft fluffy white coat. It may shed a little, but you should resist the temptation to brush!

At between 6 months and 12 months the adult coat should start to come in, which starts out as matting. Possibly just in a single area, such as the backside, behind the ears, or neck. When you see matting start to appear, it’s just a simple process of separating the mat into cords. There may be natural cords appearing, if so take each cord and pull to separate to the skin. If there is a large matted area, do the same process but divide the mat into cords roughly as think as your thumb. When the coat gets wet the cords will naturally tighten up and become a little smaller.

The coat is sometimes easier to tend to when wet, so it is a good idea to get your puppy used to a shower/bath, and having you mess with their coat. It’s also sometimes easier to see the cords, and how everything is with their coat when it is wet because there’s much less “fluff”.

You should be very careful when dealing with ears, as they can tear easily, so if separating cords on the ear do it very slowly!