Jump to content
Komondor's Forum

Recommended Posts

Mondor wrote:

>>Так же могу найти и привести отрывки из пары статей по поводу формирования шерсти и от чего зависят размеры и параметры шнуров. Если интересно.

>Yes, please :-)

OK, first the extract from the french book by Anna and Laurent Rasz-Caroff:

The outer hair is wavy. The different waves of outer hair couse the cords to very.


The adault Komondor has a double coat, consisting of a soft undercoat, a little woolly like of the puppy, and the outer coat that is wavy, longer, and coarser. The importance of the quality of the two coats, as well as thier mixture, determines the general aspect of the coat. One will thus have a coat more or less hairly and having a tendency to mat, or a coat naturally "corded", whose cords will be more or less long, according to the individual, but also more or less long on different parts of the same individual.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The quotes from Zoltan Kenez "The Komondor Defined", 1922.

Hair. In the case of the lomos Komondor it is long, very dense and tousled, cottony. The furtos-haired, as with the Hungarian sheep, is less tousled (in the summer the female moults). Besides these the Kunsag Komondor has medium-long, straight (smooth) or slightly waved hair, which undresses every two years and with its very smooth quality of the hair reminds us of the Kuvasz. The legs are covered with coat all around, the tail is flaglike and shaggy, the head is very hairy, and in the case of the lomos even the face is covered.

Color. In color the pure-white or pea white is most sought after. White shading into cream color is permitted, which can be seen mostly on the ears and back. There is a bread roll yellow on the shoulder ranging to a completely dirty-faded color, but there are no longer sought after. Once in a while, (meadow subspecies), but seldom, one can still find so-called black or wild-haired Komondor (in the process of dying out).

Difference of opinions. In shows, according to some judges and according to some professional writers, the lomos Komondor is exactly the same as the furtos (corded) Komondor -- only the hair is different. According ti them, the shepherds on the Puszta consider the lomos to be the real one (shepherd dog), because the shaggy hair makes the dog wilder and stronger looking, while the furtos or smooth (wavy) dog is a more elegant palace and farm-guarding pet, is gentler, and is more favor. Today that is preferred darling. The Tisza region dog, the so-called Kunsag Komondor, is not yet recognised, but in the future shows there will be bred and will have a role, and the Hungarian shepherd's dog solid role will enriched by them. The wild-haired (black) Komondor can still be found here and there, but is already endangered because of neglect.

German authors, with their typical throughness, are trying to help out in this confusion which arose on the topic of coat. Thus according to their coat-classification, they have Ung. Eisbaar (Hungarian polar bear), which is the lomos Komondor, whereas, in comparison, wavy-haired ones are called Wolkenhaarig (corded [furtos) or Wellhaarig (string-corded [zsinoros]) or Stokhaarig (stick-haired). But they add to this that a Komondor cannot be splinter-haired [szalkas szoru], because this is already a Kuvasz or the Transylvanian bear-catcher [medvefogo], even if he comes from the Puszta, and is not a Komondor.

О string-corded [zsinoros] я напишу позжу подробнее по другим источникам. Здесь хотел бы отметить, что, как мне кажется, абсолютное большинство собак в России являются string-corded по приведенной классификации.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...