Diving dog: Hungarian Shepherd

Hungarian shepherd dog, also known as Kemeng dog, comes from pusita region of Hungary. Its hair bearing rope grows vertically for 4 years and can grow to the ground. Therefore, it is also known as “mop dog”. It is also the only dog that can dive.

Komondor, Hungarian shepherd dog, lying on rocks

brief introduction
At first, the dog was very tall, 65-90cm tall, which was called the original ecological Mongolian dog. Later, the dog was deeply loved by ordinary families and gradually entered the family to become a companion dog. The body size also decreased with people’s needs. The companion Mongolian dog was 37-50cm tall. His appearance looks difficult to take care of. In fact, his hair only needs simple care to keep it in good condition. There is no need to comb it deliberately. Only simple washing can be carried out, and the hair will not fall off! This kind of dog has a mild temperament, does not bark, is loyal to its owner, and does not get close to strangers at will.
Hungarian shepherd dogs have a long history. They are responsible for looking after livestock, usually sheep and cattle, and sometimes deer or chickens. A good shepherd should have good eyesight to keep an eye on the sheep, guide the movement and reduce the commotion. Shepherds are intelligent and active dogs. Some breeds have excellent fur. At first, people thought that the shepherd dog should be big and tough in order to protect the livestock from wild animals such as wolves and bears. When this power gradually decreased, people began to use smart and smaller shepherds to play a more active role, such as helping people control the movement of herds. There are many kinds of shepherds in Europe. Except for a few varieties such as “German shepherd”, they rarely appear in dog exhibitions and are rarely raised as pets. They mainly work as shepherds. However, this situation is changing. Some breeds such as “TEFLON” have gradually lost the essence of shepherd dog and become Rookies of appreciation dog and display dog.
Living habits
Hungarian shepherd dog is a special, unforgettable, noble, brave and reasonably structured breed. He is tall, muscular, with plenty of bone and good physique. His whole body is covered with thick, rope like white fur. As a working dog, Hungarian shepherd dogs live outdoors all year round in cities or suburbs. His coat can help him mix into sheep and resist extreme weather or predators. Nature and characteristics: the Hungarian Shepherd is a sheep guard dog, but not a shepherd. Originally bred in Hungary to protect a large number of livestock in the vast grassland, Hungarian shepherds will guard the sheep very carefully without any foreign aid or any command from their owners. A mature and experienced Hungarian shepherd will try to stay near the things that need his protection. Whether it’s the sheep or the owner’s family, he won’t go too far when hunting, and his characteristic is that he won’t get lost. Although he is very sensitive to his master’s requirements, excessive training will only produce a stubborn and unhappy Hungarian shepherd. Having reservations about strangers, the Hungarian shepherd will love and focus on the owner’s family or the sheep he takes care of. The Hungarian shepherd will become the best guardian of the family or sheep, vigilant, brave and very loyal.
Historical origin
The Kemeng dog was bred from Hungary. Its ancestor was the Tibetan mastiff. At the end of the 9th century, the Mazar people brought it to Hungary from south Russia. It can be said that it is the original breed of the dog. In the Hungarian Plain, it is used to protect a large number of livestock and property. The Mongolian dog will guard the sheep very carefully without any foreign aid or any order from the owner. As a working dog, Kemeng dog lives outdoors in cities or suburbs all year round. His coat can help him mix into sheep. This kind of fur can not only protect canine teeth and body when fighting with wild animals, but also resist extreme weather or predators.
Habit a mature and experienced Kemeng dog will try to stay near the things that need his protection, but excessive training will only create a stubborn and unhappy Kemeng dog. If you have reservations about strangers, Meng dog will love and focus on the owner’s family or the sheep he takes care of, selfless and selfless, and will stand up when the family or sheep are attacked. Combined with the advantages of love and dedication to family and sheep, Mongolian dog can become the best guardian of family or sheep, vigilant, brave and very loyal.
Minimum body shape and shoulder height: male dog 63.5cm and female dog 60cm. Weight: 36-38kg.
Shape features
Male shoulder height is about 27.5 inches or higher; The female shoulder height is about 25.5 inches or higher, and the male weighs 100 pounds or more; If a female weighs 80 pounds or more, a mature dog should have enough bone and muscle. Tall figure is very important, but type, quality, symmetry, movement and firmness are also very important. There is no reason to sacrifice any of them just for size. The proportion of the body is slightly longer than the shoulder height. Less than the minimum height is a defect.
The head is huge. The length of the head (the distance from the posterior occipital part to the nose) is about 2 / 5 of the shoulder height, and the muzzle and the skin around the eyes are dark.
Eyes: medium size, almond shaped, not too deep. The color of the eyes is dark brown, and the eyelids are gray or black. Light colored eyes are defective; Blue eyes are disqualified. Ear: the shape is a long triangle with a slightly round tip. The position of the ear root is moderate, and the length can extend to the inner corners of the eyes on both sides. Erect ears or ears tend to stand upright, which is a defect. Head: the head is wide, with a good arc shape between the eyes, clear rear pillow and moderate stop. Muzzle: the muzzle is wide and thick, and the top seems to be truncated. The length from the inner corner of the eye to the nose is 2 / 5 of the length of the head, and the contour of the muzzle is straight and parallel to the top of the head. The lower jaw is very wide and developed. The lips are tight and black. The ideal gum and palate are dark or black. Nose: the nose is wide and at right angles to the contour of the muzzle. Wide nostrils, black nose, dark gray or dark brown nose is not ideal, but acceptable. Flesh colored nose glasses are disqualified. Bite: scissor bite is best, clamp bite is also acceptable. Upper jaw protrusion bite and or lower jaw protrusion bite are defects, and missing teeth are also defects. Missing 3 or more teeth is disqualification.
Muscular, medium length, slightly arched, without fat, so that the head stands upright.
[back line]
The back is horizontal and strong.
It is strong, deep chest, muscular and as wide as possible on the premise of appropriate proportion. The chest is broad and muscular, and the abdomen is slightly retracted. The hips are wide, muscular and slightly inclined to the root of the tail. The body is too soft or lacks good muscle tissue.
It’s like the extension line of the hip, sagging and extending to the hock. Slightly upward, the tail tip can be bent to one side or not. Although most of his tail protrudes during exercise and excitement, it cannot be higher than the dorsal plane. A short or broken tail is a defect.
The shoulders are properly tilted. The forelimbs are straight, well boned and muscular. No matter which side you look at the leg, imagine a vertical cylinder. The forearm is close to the body and the elbow is not loose.
Strong, larger is better, with tight, arched toes. The footrest is solid and elastic, black or gray. Although light colored nails are allowed, black or gray nails are ideal.
The hind limbs are as solid as steel, and the extremely developed muscles are covered with strong bones. The legs are straight when viewed from the back. The posterior knee is moderately inclined. Wolf claws must be removed.
The dense and protective coat is the typical feature of this variety. The puppy’s coat is relatively soft, but appears close to curling like a rope. The coat of a young dog, or the coat in an excessive state, is composed of many short “ropes” close to the skin, which are not obvious. Sometimes it looks like a layer of fluff outside the rope. The coat of an adult dog has two layers: a soft, dense and flocculent undercoat like the puppy coat, and a rough, uneven and curly outer coat. The rough coat is trapped in the soft undercoat. The coat is long-lasting, strong rope like, and feels like felt. The adult Hungarian Shepherd is completely covered with a large, spike like rope like coat. It should be remembered that its length must meet the functional requirements of the coat of Hungarian shepherds. A young dog with a short coat will not be considered a defect. A straight or smooth coat is a defect, and a rope like coat that does not grow after the age of two is disqualified. The hair on the head and legs is short and smooth, which is disqualified.
The color is white, but not always white. Sometimes, puppies will appear a small amount of cheese or light yellow, but the color will fade as they mature. Ideally, the skin should be gray, pink skin is acceptable, but not ideal. Except for a small amount of cheese or light yellow in the puppy, any color other than white is disqualified.
Relaxed, calm and harmonious. The Hungarian shepherd has a large pace and very light and agile feet. When trotting, extend your head slightly forward.
The above description is the characteristics that an ideal Hungarian shepherd dog should have. If there is a deviation from the above description, points shall be deducted according to the degree of deviation. If there is a serious deviation from the description of humanity, its competition qualification will be considered to be cancelled.
Blue eyes.
Flesh colored nose.
Missing three or more teeth.
It is disqualified that there is no rope like coat after the age of two. The hair on the head and legs is short and smooth.
Any color other than white except a small amount of cheese or light yellow in the puppy.

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