- Dog Breed Group
- Working Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Life Expectancy
- 12 to 14 years.
- White, Ivory
- Harsh, Wavy
- Exercise Needs
- Long walks or hikes an a large fenced in yard for exercise.
- The Kuvasz must have early socialization and obedience training at a young age if it is to be a well-behaved member of the famil
- Good with Children
- The Kuvasz has a natural affinity with children. It is very protective and forms a strong bond with its owner. It should be thor
- Grooming Needs
- Requires daily brushing to keep his coat in good shape and free from parasites. Sheds in warm weather.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 28 - 30
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 26 - 28
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 100 - 115
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 70 - 90
- Health Issues
- Eyelid defect, hip dysplasia.v
- Living Conditions
- Space is very important for he is a large, active breed. They are more suited for country living, but will adapt if a large fenc
The Kuvasz is a Hungarian breed of guard and shepherd dog that earned a reputation as a watchdog unexcelled during the European Middle Ages, when it was kept by kings and nobles. The Kurds are said to have introduced the Kuvasz to Hungary in 110. The dogs were highly prized by Hungarian royalty by the fifteenth century. Most believe that the Kuvasz is related to both the Maremma and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. The breed then spread to Turkey, India, Tibet, and China. The kuvasz is a large, sturdily built dog with a slightly wavy, pure-white coat and a handsomely shaped head. The kuvasz makes a loyal and stalwart companion, though it is not overly demonstrative. It is a fast and graceful runner and has a marked air of dignity. As a guard dog it is very protective, and it can act on its own initiative without instruction.
The Kuvasz is a bold and very forthright dog.
The resemblance of the Kuvasz to the Maremma Sheepdog and the Pyrenean Shepherd suggests a similar origin.
The plural of Kuvasz is Kuvaszok.
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