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Komondor Dog Breed. Prepare For A Challenge. The Komondor Expects To Look After You!


It is believed that the Komondor is a descendant of the Tibetan dog, and it was brought to Hungary by nomadic Magyars a thousand years ago, in order to guard flocks of sheep.

However archaeological evidence suggests that the Komondor was, in actual fact, the dog of the Cumans, or Komans, from light yellow or pallid, who were a Turkic speaking community that lived close to the eastern bend of the Yellow River in what is now China.

The Russian Owtcharka was the original dog that had long legs and a wooly coat which enabled it to blend in with the flocks that it was protecting. This breed was valued so much by the shepherds that they did not allow interbreeding. The Komondor, whose plural is Komondorok, was a great foe to enemies of the flock and it is legendary that it eliminated the wolf from Hungary.

The earliest record of the Komondor dates back to the sixteenth century, although the breed most probably existed for a great deal of time before that.

Documentation was spread throughout the rest of the world in 1920 that the Komondor was presented at dog shows. The Komondor made its first appearance in America in 1933 and was officially acknowledged by the AKC in 1937. This breed is capable of living outdoors in all types of weather as a protector of its master's flocks, just the same as it did thousands of years ago.

This breed is known as the king of Hungarian sheepdogs. It primarily serves as a home and livestock protector in the United States.

The Komondor has a coat of a dreadlock appearance, which gives a hint of common origin with the Puli and Bergamasco. It is also possible that there is a link between the Komondor and the big white Russian livestock dogs, which are called the Southern Russian Ovtcharka.

There dreadlock coat had to be developed in a dry and extreme climate, as it provides fantastic protection against the cold and also hot weather. However it is not too comfortable for the dog when it gets wet.

Many Komondorok were killed during the Second World War.

Local stories say that this is because, when the Nazis, and the then Russians, invaded, they had to kill the dog before they could take over a farm or a house that had a resident Komondor.

The Komondor is a serious, confident, alert and authoritative dog. However, they can be very stubborn or bossy with other dogs. The Komondor is very protective of its territory and family, which makes it a great guard dog.

The dog interacts well with other pets, especially livestock, as it believes that it has something to watch over and protect, which ultimately makes it happy.

It is essential however, that a Komondor receives intensive exercise. They require daily exercise which can include long walks, long-distance runs, short romps and pulling. Swimming is discouraged however, as their coats take such a considerable amount of time to dry. Warm weather is not preferred by this breed of dog. The ideal living environment for a Komondor is in the country.

However, it is possible for the Komondor to live in an urban environment also.

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I like history but don't know a lot about it. I've been watching the History Channel's series on Barbarians, and what I want to know, was there any kind of civilization going on somewhere else, and why did the Barbarians just kill and kill and kill, it is like they lived to kill ? what a horrible way to live.
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The term barbarians is a highly subjective term that could be used to describe all sorts of different peoples. Generally though that term refers to the people that lived on the periphery of the classic western civilizations of Rome and Greece. I will assume that is whom you are asking.

What I would suggest you consider about the bloodthirsty and violent culture of the barbarians is where they were socially in comparison to their neighbours. Very often these people were possesed of simple technology and a nomadic herding and hunter-gatherer economy which made for small social units and a high demand on their land base. This would have meant that they would have been drawn into conflict almost immediately with any more sedentary and/or advanced society they ran into which they were more often than not likely to lose. Coupled with the fact that the more established, sedentary, and agrarian a society became, there was an increased demand for not only on lands for agriculture, but also higher volume resources like wood and metals all of which were land uses that excluded the herder or hunter. Then of course there was the issue of settled societies practicing chattel slavery (meaning one person could literally own another) which would drawn upon the populace of less advanced and more dispersed peoples. In short these two societies were by their very nature diametricly opposed and the only resort the weaker and more dispersed population had to fight back was same option they have in the modern world: terrorism.

Basicly, if a bunch of provincial Roman farmers moved into your forest, started clearing fields and scaring away the deer, what could you do to get that section of hunting ground back. Well, in theory, you could go into the village and make your demands of the populace backed by threats, but as soon as the local governor heard of it, a legion would be marching against you and you had no chance against them. If you just came running in quick though, killed the men, raped the women, and burned the buildings, well that was far more effective. With a broken family unit, little or no means of support, and physical scars on their bodies, those people would move away afraid for their lives, and they would tell others. In the end it was the most likely to get the land back to your own purposes.

Anyway, I'm sure you see where I'm going. Sure it was a horrible way to live. I don't doubt it. I just thought you might find some reason in my explantion of the matter.....

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