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Komondor Characteristics

Truly a unique breed, the Komondor stands out in a crowd with ease. While their floor-length rope-like coats make them quite distinct, the Komondor is a herding dog and can herd with the best of them. However, these dogs are more commonly found as household companions these days, thanks to their loving personalities and extreme loyalty.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Responsive

Standing around 25-27 inches and weighing between 80-100 pounds, the Komondor is a large herding breed that has a protective streak and is never happier than when watching over the family.  Early socialization and obedience training works wonders with this breed and will ensure the Komondor knows who the alpha is, and will keep their protective side in check.  
 
This protective side can also make having other dogs in the house difficult. Again, obedience training will be your best bet towards a peaceful household, but some Komondors will simply not stand for another canine in the house. They typically have a good relationship with livestock and cats, however.
 
Their iconic coat needs consistent care as well, as it can develop a mildew-like smell if left damp for too long.  Brushing is not necessary for their unique corded braids, but those braids tend to attract dirt and parasites. Frequent trips to the groomer will be necessary to keep the Komondor's coat looking white.
 
While not the breed for everyone, these dogs are loyal to the core, and if you can provide the right level of leadership and stability, these dogs will protect you with their lives.
 

How dog-friendly is Alabama?

Alabamans are dog-lovers! The state has high dog ownership and several pet-friendly destinations. However, it doesn’t rank well compared to other states when it comes to animal cruelty laws and protections. We hope to see some changes to that soon! 

 

Here’s what you should know about Alabama.

 

Two major studies for pet-friendliness ranked Alabama in the lower half of all 50 states. Pawsafe, an animal advocacy group, ranked Alabama 43rd. Safewise, a consumer safety review site, ranked it slightly higher at 31st in the country.

 

Both studies evaluated all 50 states by several factors, including animal welfare laws, pet-friendly accommodations, pet services, dog parks, and hiking trails. In both studies, the state scored poorly for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.

Are cities in Alabama pet-friendly?

Yes! A study by Wallethub reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. Here’s how Alabama’s biggest city stacked up.

Birmingham

Birmingham was ranked 5th overall of all 100 cities! This pet-friendly city scored 9th in pet budget, 15th in pet health and wellness, and 77th in outdoor pet-friendliness. We blame the heat and humidity for the last ranking, but Birmingham does have beautiful parks and outdoor space.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Alabama

BringFido lists Alabama as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1,700 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels.

 

Forty-seven percent of Alabama residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 

 

What kinds of dogs do Alabamans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Alabama are Labradors, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Retrievers, and Collies. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Alabama

Alabama saved 75,761 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 16,825 animals were reported killed over this same period. 

Thirty-one out of 93 of the animal shelters within Alabama are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is low, and the state has a below-average save rate of 74%. This is pretty far below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Again, animal protection is an area where Alabama can definitely improve.

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