The cords are naturally occurring but require plenty of maintenance.
Known for its dignity, strength and courage, the Komondor is generally reserved and serious with strangers but demonstrative with those he loves. Owners should be willing to provide daily exercise and obedience training. Caring for the Komondor coat takes quite a bit of time and effort, so it's best to learn how to care for the cords from an experienced owner or breeder.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Komondor is a large breed and has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Therefore, it's best to learn how to care for the cords from an experienced owner or breeder. Beyond regular grooming learn what it takes to bathe a Komondor to keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Komondorok are serious dogs bred to do serious work. They are smart and vigilant guardians of their flock, whether sheep or their human family. With those who earn their respect, Koms are gently affectionate. But the independence, protectiveness, and strong will that enable Koms to stare down a hungry wolf can make them too much dog for the novice owner. They do best with experienced owners who can devote ample time to the training, socialization, and unique grooming these majestic workers require.
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of F Komondorok are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Komondor can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.