Komondor and Puli dogs are expensive dog breeds with a unique coat of hair. However, there are some important differences between these very similar looking dogs with regard to available colors, size variations, and hair properties.
What is the difference between a Puli and a Komondor?
The main difference between the Komondor and Puli dogs is their size. Komondor is a large breed and Puli is a small to medium sized breed.
The Komondor has coarser hair compared to the Puli.
Puli dogs are usually black, and Komondor dogs are always white.
Komondor dogs develop their mentality very slowly and their training starts after three years of age, whereas the Puli is more intelligent, obedient, and agile.
This is a large bodied dog breed with a white color coat. They originated in Hungary and developed as a guarding dog for livestock. Sometimes Komondors are known as mop dogs, because of the appearance of their coat.
The coat is long, thick, and strikingly corded; the length of their hair could exceed nine inches. The mature rough outer coat and the smooth inner coat combine to form tassels. It can take up to two years for the cords to form completely and 5 years to reach the desired length.
The Komondor has a heavy body with long legs and a short back. The length of the body appears slightly longer than the height. However, they are 2 - 2.5 feet tall, and their weight ranges from 80-100 pounds.
Komondors are not recommended for the average family with small children. However, they can be good family dogs if they have owners who know how to display a natural, firm authority. Komondors must be socialized, and trained thoroughly, and raised with children from the start, otherwise you will have problems.
Komondor dogs are calm and steady when the environment is normal, but they attack fearlessly in a disturbed situation.
It is possible to keep this breed in an urban environment although the country is more to its liking. They need to be taken on a daily, long brisk walk. This dog can be extremely lazy and will sleep and rest for hours upon hours.
Their most prominent feature, their characteristic thick coat causes many problems. such as, ear and eye infections, parasitic infections, and gait problems as the coat covers their ears, eyes, and paws. Therefore, proper maintenance of the coat and necessary trimming is very important.
The Puli is a medium to small sized dog breed that originated in Hungary. Dog breeders developed this breed for herding and guarding of livestock.
They are a lively, happy little dog that is very loyal. It is an excellent family pet and will adapt to most surroundings and circumstances.
The Puli has a long characteristically corded coat with tight curls, which has made them waterproof. They are usually black, however, in rarer instances are can be cream, white, or grey.
They are 14 1/2 to 17 inches tall and weigh 20 to 35 pounds.
The Puli is cheerful, very intelligent, and easy to train. They do very well in obedience and agility as well as in the show ring
Like the Komondor, the Puli coat needs to be maintained to prevent eye, ear, and paw infections.
The breed does not shed it’s coat. If you are allergic to dogs in general, you might try to see how you’d get along with a Puli since its coat is so different. A good breeder will let you visit several times by prior arrangement to see how their dogs affect you before you consider going ahead with a puppy.