when my husband suggested, “Let’s get a Komondor.”
We sat in Barnes & Noble at the time, reading about dog breeds. He slid a book across the table opened to the Komondor section. (To see a Komondor in full cords check out Beck’s Odelay cover.)
I thought he was joking. “Yeah right,” I said, laughing.
“No I’m serious,” he replied.
A Komondor, a flock guardian, is strong willed and independent. They require a firm hand – but not a heavy-handed one. They are large. Extremely large. And…that coat!
A Komondor is definitely not for everyone. Their coat takes a great deal of work (for one, it collects sticks, stones and bugs – wasps, beetles, etc.) These dogs are hard-headed. And need room – plenty of room – to stretch out.
But for us, our Komondor, Marley, was the perfect match. Here is another photo of our 69-pound puppy when he arrived on the Fourth of July…
and the photo above is Marley with his buddy, Lucy.