The name means "belonging to the Cumans" or "dog of the cumans." Komondor as a family name first appeared in 1454 and was recorded specifically as a noun in 1519 in the Codex of Debrecen. The initial mention of Komondor as a breed was in a book about legends and songs written by the monks of Clarissa Monastery of Old Buda Castle. The earliest literary description of the Komondor as a white shepherd dog occurred in 1549 in Kákonyi Péter’s The History of King Astyages and Cyrus, a book about the Persian king and prince who established the Persian Empire in the 6th century BCE.
The Komondor has a massive white, matted, cord-like coat that covers a robust, muscular body. An average Komondor is 30 in (70 cm) tall and weighs 120–130 pounds (60–70 kg). Its head is not too large, and its nose and tongue are always black. His length is slightly larger than its height.
The Komondor has an admirable personality and a majestic appearance. It is low-key, dignified, and very intelligent. The dog keeps to itself and rarely barks. When it does, it’s usually to signal about a significant situation like the approach of a stranger or enemy. They fiercely protect their owners and his belongings.
Komondors have a highly developed sense of empathy. They seem to sense their owners’ moods as well as the intent of people who are approaching. They are very sensitive. A change in ownership is very hard on them.
The Komondor requires plenty of open space. Since their innate nature is to guard and protect, they require the ability to walk independently and check on their surrounding environment. They are also happy living outdoors and do not require access to the indoors.