Komondor or mop dog coats consist of a course top coat which wraps around a softer undercoat, resulting in what is called cords. As dogs mature out of puppyhood the cords begin to form, as the outer coat wraps around the undercoat resulting in fused cords that are developed by the time the dog is about 2 years old. Their corded coats do not need brushing, but they do need substantial maintenance to keep cords separate, remove dirt and debris, and prevent mats from forming. The base of the cord should be thicker than the ends to support the weight of the cord-- an adult dog can have up to 15 pounds of corded fur! Some mop dog owners opt to clip their dogs to avoid maintaining the corded coat.