The top coat of the Komondor is coarse, and the undercoat is soft. Both coats combine to form cords, which will eventually reach floor level if not trimmed. Checking the dog after a walk is essential, as they do tend to sweep up leaves and twigs wherever they go!
The coat is never brushed – instead the cords are maintained by dividing new hair growth manually, from the skin, every couple of months. New owners must be shown how to do this by the breeder or another breed enthusiast. Cord maintenance is a time-consuming job and should never be neglected or the cords will form huge mats together. This is something you will have to learn to do yourself as very few groomers will be able or willing to deal with this coat.
You can find out more about dog grooming and daily care with our article.