Feb 24, 2012
It’s a Komondor…
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Category: Animals, Bizarre, Cute
It’s also the cover of a Beck album.
Came for this, was not disappointed.
And a horny mop greatest fantasy.
That looks extremely uncomfortable for the dog. Looks heavy and long. Animal cruelty .
Their fur grows that way. It’s not cruel. Maybe learn things about species before making assumptions.
Stephanie , maybe learn about me, before making assumptions also. You must be new to the internet ?
It’s probably not as easy to learn about you as it is to learn about a komondor.
Let’s see how long we can keep this reply chain going, maybe we can make a spiral staircase.
It is so cruel to dogs when you let them slobber–it dehydrates them. I put a large strap around their muzzles which helps trap the slobber and drains it down their throats.
I have always felt it was cruel that our animals are forced to wear fur, too. There should be a law requiring that all pet-owners should take their animals in for laser-hair-removal at the same time they are spayed/neutered.
Wikipedia says of those dreadlocks, “The coat of the Komondor takes about two and a half days to dry after a bath.”
From Wikipedia: The album’s (Odelay, by Beck) unusual cover is a real photo of a Komondor, a rare Hungarian breed of dog with thick matted hair. The image was chosen at the last minute after Beck failed to decide on an album cover. The image was presented to him by his girlfriend and was chosen almost out of desperation. The typeface was chosen by a record company worker.
I think it’s cruel as well. You can breed all sorts of characteristics into dogs, as you can see with all the extreme short muzzles, big bones, small heads, etc. – that give terrible health problems. I don’t think a coat like this should be selected for, it’s just uncomfortable for the dog. 2 days to dry after a bath? Poor thing.
Ok, so for the people claiming that this is animal cruelty, I can totally understand where you’re coming from because that coat does look uncomfortable but maybe I can help you feel a little better about this. I mean, I don’t want you to be all sad and upset whenever you see one! To start off, this breed has been around for hundreds of years and they were not bred just to have a “cool” coat, they are big, sturdy working dogs that were bred in cold climates and needed a thick coat to survive the winters. That is true for most “bad” dog traits, they are really just a byproduct of being bred for other traits. Thankfully, their coat isn’t actually a bunch of dreadlocks, it just looks that way because of the texture of their fur. True dreadlocks are caused by the matting of fur which is super uncomfortable for dogs but when Komondors are properly groomed, there is no matting. Also, with proper grooming it doesn’t take 2 days to dry, that is only if you just hose it down and let it go, groomers will dry the coat themselves and individually separate the sections of fur to prevent matting. Do you all feel better now?
Ok, ok, I confess! I watch Dogs 101, no judging! ;)
I wonder if his claws grow painfully back into his footpads like so many other Human-created GMO dog species?
This dog probably has a better life than us all!
I have a hungarian puli, which is a smaller version of this dog. the dread locks are light and while the thickness keeps them warm, when they are active they swing around and let air get to the skin. Being sheepdogs, the thick cords of hair make it harder for predators of cattle to attack the dog as they get mouthfuls of dreaded fur. Stop being so sensitive about something so silly
Dreadlocks Dog Away!!!!!
that dog is pretty gross looking
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