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I have a love/hate relationship with the look of these dogs. I like unusual look they have but it seems like the "cords" would be a nightmare to keep groomed.

I'm curious to hear anything and everything about them. Has anyone here had this breed or been around them much?
 

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Largely unhelpful: I have literally only known one on a regular basis, and he was not corded. He was a client of mine at a salon and he just got shaved down.
 

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the coards feel weird, and if they get wet, and arn't dried properly, they can mold...EWWW

They do look cool though
 

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There were some corded Puli at our last Agility trial. They did quite will in the Agility but I would not want to look after their coats.
 

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No experience with a Komondor but at one time I had a brief hands on experience with a corded Puli when I worked at a dog show. I thought their coats were pretty cool but I, personally, wouldn't want to constantly care for a coat like that. Once their coat is wet, it takes forever for it to dry. Leaves, grass, and debris can be a chore to get out of their cords. At least at the show, they had to wear a special chest bib to be walked for a potty break. The bib was trying to keep the coat from picking up much of anything. Also, at least at the show, they had to wear another bib on their head to eat or drink - to keep the face/ears coat clean and clear from food/water. Still, though, really cool looking dogs.
 

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I am friends with the breeder/owner of the number 1 komondor in the US. I see him and a few of their others at shows all the time, I see the breeders every month though (in the same kennel club). I just saw their dog at the Salem shows the past weekend.

The coat is a lot of work, while the coat does cord on it's own it needs help to keep from becoming matted instead of cords. The coat isn't fully corded till around 5 years or later, so the in between work from the fluffy puppies to fully corded is a lot of work. The cords need to stay dry, and if they are not dried properly they can get moldy. It does take a while for them to dry, so the dogs don't get bathes very often.

They can be dog aggressive, but that is manageable if the dog is. They are also wary of strangers and can be very protective of their people. They are LGDs after all so without livestock to guard, the next best thing is their people.
 

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I think they might be too much work for me, at least right now. I would love to have one at some point though.
 
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