If you were born in the '80s, The Neverending Story kept you up at night thinking about ‘The Nothing.’ The movie made you want to know a rock biter, and I'm going to guess that you never looked at horses the same since that whole Artax in the mud incident.
They were originally bred to guard livestock. Just like Falkor protected Atreyu, the Komondor has a strong protective instinct and is known as one of the most protective dogs there are. They are so protective that their instincts can lead to aggressive behavior towards strangers.
This breed is highly intelligent and independent, but because of their strong personalities, only very confident dog owners should handle them. They need to be socialized with other humans and animals from an early age so they learn to get along with strangers. While some have a hard time getting along with other dogs, they tend to get along well with cats and livestock.
But what stands out the most about the Komondor is their coats. You can tell by just looking at them that their fur, although it's awesome to look at, is not the easiest to take care of. While they don’t need to be brushed, they do need to be cleaned to make sure they aren’t harboring parasites and dirt. But unlike Falkor the luck dragon, they are scale-free.
If you remember, Falkor the luck dragon was very wise, optimistic and sophisticated. He was there as a leader and motivator when Atreyu lost his faith and will to go on. Like Falkor, the Komondor likes to care for others and doesn't like to be alone.