National Geographic : 1944 Sep
© National Geographic Society Painting byWalter A.Weber As White and Shaggy as His Charges, Komondor Is Not the Flock's Herder but Its Watchdog onanEstate inHungary Standing guard against raiders, this burly fellow leaves the roundup to smaller breeds. A thousand years agothe migrating Magyars acquired hisancestors on the steppes of Russia. In succeeding centuries breeders emphasized the strong bones and heavy coat, Komondor's armor against beasts ofprey. Devoted tohismaster, he is a terror to prowlers.