Ease of Training
One of Britain's oldest breeds
It is thought he descended from the Magyar Komondor of Central Europe
The earliest pictures of him are from 1771
He was used as a sheepdog by drovers and Shepherds
He came to the United States in the 1950s but wasn't bred in the United States until 1967
Personality and Behavior
He very loving and affectionate with his family
He doesn't like being left alone for long periods of time
He needs something to do, and if bored can become destructive (chewing, digging, scratching, etc)
He's intelligent and eager to please you
He's a very energetic dog
He's very agile
If he gets the opportunity to chase something, he will
He gets along well with other dogs and pets
He can be bossy and protective of his toys
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His long coat needs to be brushed two or three times a week to keep it free of mats and tangles.
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