The Hungarian Kennel Club, MEOE (Magyar Ebtenyesztok Orsazagos Egyesulete), specifies the standard of perfection by which the Komondor is judged in any show sponsored by the FCI (Federation Cynologique International).
1.General Characteristic Features, Uses...
It is a large sized breed. His engaging appearance, dignified behavior commands respect, admiration, possibly even fear. It is not a complaisant breed. Robust. His long coat is prone to get felty and corded all over, thereby giving an appearance of even greater power.
In profile, he appears square or slightly rectangular. The head rises above the back and is richly endowed with coat. The tail is hanging with the tip raised to horizontal. The color of the coat is white.
He is an ancient Hungarian sheepdog of Asiatic origin. In guarding herds of cattle and sheep, or house and property, he displays dauntless courage. He attacks boldly and silently. He regards the area he watches as his property, and will not tolerate strangers. He is distrustful by nature.
2. The Head
His head is wide and well proportioned to his body. The heavy, long cost will not make it disproportionate. The skull is somewhat domed. The stop is well defined. The muzzle is somewhat shorter than the length of the skull. The arches of the eyes are well developed. The top of the muzzle is straight, not pointed. The cheeks are wide and of moderate length; the jaws are muscular. The nose, eyelids, and lips are black.
The teeth are large and strong, Scissors bite. The lips are tight; the flews somewhat fringed.
The eyes are almond shaped and dark brown. The eyelids are tight.
The ears are medium set, hanging and V shaped. The ears will not move upward even when listening or attacking.
The long, shaggy, corded coat makes it rather difficult to judge.
The forelegs are straight, columnlike. The shoulder blades are somewhat steep. The point of the shoulders is in the plane of the chest. The upper arms join the chest closely and derive widening from the chest's width. No loose shoulders. The bones are strong and massive, as are the joints. The paws are large, not soft, rather firm and close. The pads are slate gray, massive and elastic.
The withers are rather long and distinct toward the front. The back is short. The loins are of medium length. The topline is broad and muscular. The rump is wide, of medium length and slightly sloping. The tail is set low. Pronouncedly hanging, the tip is raised to horizontal. In a state of excitement, the tail is raised up to, but not above, the backline. sprung and fairly long. The breast is wide and muscular. The belly does not descend below the line of the low point of the chest.
The coat in this region is almost always shaggy and corded. Therefore, the hindlegs and rump combined by the coat can be judged only by its proportions.
The hind legs are moderately angulated. The rump of medium length continues wide and full. Muscular posterior extremities are required. The thighs are muscular.
The stand is regular, paws pointing straight forward. The paws are longer here, but still firm. Dewclaws are to be removed.
6. Skin and Coat
The skin is abundant in pigments and is slate gray. The nose, lips, outline of eyelids, and the pads are black or dark slate gray. It is good if the gums and palate are also dark. The pink skin, due to loss of pigmentation is not desirable. The nails are gray.
The entire body is covered by long and profuse coat. It consists of a coarse top coat and a finer, woolly undercoat. The type of coat is determined by the relative amount of top coat and undercoat.
The shaggy cost which readily forms flat tassles is an essential requirement. The strongly wavy coat will form the narrower cords. The rather tiny curls will not get felty or if so, only to a minor degree.
The length of the coat: It is longest at the rump and loins; at least 20 - 27 cm or 8 - 10 1/2 inches. It is of medium length on the back. shoulders, and chest; at least 15 - 22 cm or 6 - 8 1/2 inches. It is shorter on the cheeks and around the eyes, ears, on the neck and the extremities; 10 - 18 cm or 4 - 7 1/2 inches. It is shortest around the mouth and the lower part of the legs up to the hocks; 9 - 11 cm or 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches.
The combed coat is not desirable. Neither is the completely neglected one. The color of the Komondor's coat is white.
7. Size and Weight
The height at the withers measured with a stick:
Dogs: Average -- 80 cm or 31 1/2 inches
Bitches: Average -- 70 cm or 27 1/2 inches
Minimum height at withers:
Dogs: 70 cm or 27 1/2 inches
Bitches 65 cm or 25 1/2 inches
Relative measurement of parts of the body in comparison with the individual height at the withers in percent: