|Komondor (l), Puli (r)|
Together they would watch over flocks of sheep and other livestock - the Puli would alert the larger Komondor to the presence of predators during the day while the Komondor stayed near the flock. At night the Komondor would patrol protecting the livestock while the Puli would stay near the animals. Puli could also be used to herd the flock.
A Puli has less of an edge than a Komondor and has also been bred for a house-dog for more generations than the Komondor. The Puli started to fall out of favor as a herd dog around the time of WWII and while their numbers dropped, those that remained lived largely in homes with families. The Komondor still could be found out in the fields with livestock - which wandered less but still required protection from predators.
|Komondor working agility course|
Both Puli and Komondor are now seen in agility work; both breeds are perhaps better suited to an active role in life and not as quick to train for just obedience work.
|Komondor and pup|
Just as other LGD are finding their way into homes, so will an increasing number of Komondor. If you are active, enjoy training, can be firm and consistent, and want a dog that will keep strangers out of your yard then a Komondor might be right for you.
|Puli working agility course|
And if you want a smaller, more agile, and slightly more trainable dog that is less suspicious of people, but will still warn you of strangers, then the Puli might be a breed you would like.