These dogs are bred specifically for guarding and he does a great job. The sheep are constantly in danger of predators - in our case it the coyotes and packs of wild dog. He sleeps most of the day and then goes into action at night. This particular dog will let strangers into the sheep field, which is kind of good because people often want to stop and see the sheep. He is wary of them, but will let them come into the field as long as Jim or I are with them. We had a guard dog before this, Buddy, who would only allow Jim, me, our grandson, Travis, and Jim's brother into the field. We felt the sheep were safer from poachers, but it sure did make it challenging to let people see the sheep. We would have to always pen him up first.
This is Buddy. Komondors originated from Hungary and have cords (dreadlocks) when they are groomed. Being a working dog, Buddy was just dreadful looking... but he sure knew how to do his job. I hated it when he passed away.
We have another guard dog in another field that is an Anatolian Shepherd/Komondor mix. I don't have a picture of her for some reason. She (Becky) does a good job too. We often hear the two dogs bark back and forth as if they are warning each other of danger. Both dogs are good size, weighing between 80 and 100 lbs. (you might not want them at your place Chicagolady...)
Now our other two dogs are a different story. We also have a Bassett (Lucy) and a Chihuahua (Whiskey). The Bassett is the dumbest dog I've ever owned and the Chihuahua is possessed when it comes to me. He goes ballistic if he even thinks someone is going to touch me. He is fine if I initiate the touching but not the other way around. We have found if Jim and I are going to snuggle on the couch, Jim has to sit down first and then I can join him, but not the other way around... *shakes head*
We call this one Whiskey Dog... he is possessed!