Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

Sensible advice for raising your Komondor puppy so he lives a long healthy life and seldom needs to visit the vet. Learn about the most common health problems and issues in Komondors, the best dog food diet for feeding Komondor puppies and adult dogs, the truth about vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and natural health care.


11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, my best-selling dog health book

Komondor dog breed

Komondor Health Problems and Raising a Komondor Puppy to be Healthy

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014

Quiz – How Long Will Your Dog Live?
How To Raise a Healthy Dog
Feeding the Best Dog Food
Feeding the 2nd Best Dog Food
Vaccinations: Needed or Not?
Are You Sure Your Vet Is Good?

The most common health problems in Komondors:

The most common health problems are orthopedic, especially elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia. The Orthopedic Foundation of America evaluated the hip X-rays of 850 Komondors and found 12% dysplastic.

As with all deep-chested breeds, Komondors are at higher-than-normal risk for the emergency gastrointestinal syndrome called bloat.

Eye diseases found in the breed include cataracts (which occur at a young age) and entropion (an eyelid abnormality).

Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial infections (pyoderma). The profuse hair inside the ear canals can cause recurring ear infections.

Hypothyroidism occurs in Komondors, and the cancer rate is increasing.


Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Komondor?

Yes, often you can.

  1. Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Komondors today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Komondor puppy who is genetically healthy.
  2. Other health problems are environmental – caused by the way you raise your dog. My best-selling dog health book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy shows you how to prevent environmental health problems by raising your Komondor puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.

Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Komondor puppy or adult dog:

Dog lifespan quiz How Long Will Your Dog Live? – Take This Quiz!
Based on your dog's breed and how you're raising him, this personalized quiz will help you understand how long your dog might live – and most importantly, how you can increase his life expectancy.


Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your Komondor lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.


Real homemade dog food The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Komondor
The best diet for feeding your Komondor is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, fish....This is not "people food" and I'll tell you why.


Natural dog foods for your Komondor. The Second-Best Dog Food For Your Komondor
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.


Information on booster shots for your Komondor. Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your Komondor puppy really need? Does your adult Komondor need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed. Find out what many vets aren't telling you.


Information on choosing the best vet for your Komondor. The Type of Veterinarian I Recommend
Is your veterinarian really the best choice for your dog? Learn about the differences between vets who practice conventional, holistic, and alternative veterinary medicine.


Information on spaying your Komondor. Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female Komondor.


Information on neutering your male dog. Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.