Mop-like dog goes viral for swimming in lake

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Komondor dog resembling lake mop

Mop-like dog goes viral thanks to Instagram video of him swimming in a lake; His long dreadlocks float in the water

Gintarė Bertauskienė, a veterinarian and dog groomer living in Kaunas, Lithuania, has always wanted to have a Komondor dog since she was a child, when she received a Christmas postcard with a photo of an adorable and huge Komondor.

The woman, who has made her dream come true and is now the mother of one of two dogs of this breed in her country, recorded her pet while she was having fun swimming and posted the curious video that s ‘is made quickly on his viral Instagram account.

The video, which has more than 32,000 views, even helped cover the costs of a surgery Hanga needed. This huge mop-like fur tends to get a lot of attention from people on the streets, who even ask for photos next to it, according to Bored Panda.

Mop-like dog goes viral

Komondor dog resembling lake mop

Gintarė said in an interview with Kas Vyksta:

Sometimes we make our trips around town at night just to avoid all the attention. Hanga is a very protective dog and is wary of strangers. If there are a lot of them, it could get tense.

Hanga swimming

The character of the Komondor breed is protective, they are generally passive dogs, they were bred to protect livestock and their instinct is generally vigilant to act only if they feel their space is being invaded or if they see problems.

Komondor dog resembling lake mop
Komondor dog resembling lake mop

Gintare loves his huge pet, the woman found him in Hungary seven years ago. She remembers driving 1300 miles just to get home, they like to go out for a walk and Hanga is a celebrity.

Komondor dog resembling lake mop
Komondor dog resembling lake mop

The komondor requires training, he is very good at learning, and due to his temperament, size and agility, it is recommended to start from puppies aged 4 to 8 months.

Komondor dog resembling lake mop
Komondor dog resembling lake mop

The coat of this dog breed is usually short and fluffy white, the characteristics of dreadlocks grow with the maturity of the dog, acquiring the characteristic shape, and it can take up to 6 years; some care is needed to maintain the coat.

Komondor dog resembling lake mop
Komondor dog resembling lake mop

Gintarė is very happy to have Hanga by her side, she likes to take her for walks and the huge dog takes care of her and her family, she is very protective.

If you want to know a little more about Hanga’s adventures, you can visit him on Instagram.

Images: Instagram – komondorhanga

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