The Komondor is described as a large, powerfully built dog covered in a dense corded coat. Weighting 80 to 130 pounds and standing between 60 and 70 centimetres, it exudes an intimidating presence. It has a significantly big head compared to the rest of its body, which is shorter than wide, with a moderate stop. It has a black (sometimes dark brown or dark grey) nose that boasts of wide nostrils, medium dark eyes and U-shaped medium ears that hang down by its head. Its jaws are powerful with a perfect scissor bite, although pincer bite can be tolerated.
Its interesting mop-like appearance can be credited to its long and harsh topcoat that is either wavy or curly, paired with a soft undercoat. Long cords form as the hair grows, becoming much longer on its rump, loin and tail. Puppies have soft curls that gradually become cords as they mature. According to KC standards, the only accepted coat colour is white and underneath it is a grey or pink skin.
Looking at the long cords of the Komondor, one can easily conclude that it is high maintenance. However, you will be happy to know that it does not shed so there won’t be any hair on the floor, furniture or clothing. First off, the coat does not need brushing but owners need to allot some time to gently tease apart the cords, paying attention to its back end, belly and feet to remove debris and twigs after going outdoors. The hair around the mouth needs to be trimmed and the hair on its ears must be gently plucked. Bathing can be done as needed, when it is clearly very dirty. Giving the Komondor a bath is not an easy feat especially that it takes time to dry. Other grooming needs include tooth brushing twice a week, regular nail trimming and ear cleaning when there is too much wax build-up.