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Kuvasz Information

Name Kuvasz
Other Name Hungarian Kuvasz
Origin Hungary
Build Type Giant
Life Cycle 10-12 years
Group Working dog
Character Independent, Intelligent, Protective, Loyal, Faithful, Patient, Clownisth
Height Male:28-32 inches
Female: 28-30 inches
Weight Male:90-120 pounds
Female: 70-110 pound
Color White
Average price 1400 US$


Good with Kids ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Child Friendly ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
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Shedding ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Watchdog ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Intelligence ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Grooming ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Hypoallergenic No



Kuvasz is a comprehensive family dog. It is watchful companion and makes the guaranteed defense of its family. It is polite natured and behaves softly with children of the family to which it belongs. It loves to play with children but will not let any child to hamper its puppies. It stands aside of the strangers and a little bit reactive against unknown dogs. Its behavior with other pets of the family and other cattle is harmless; however, some dog may be dominating and will catch in superiority.

The Kuvasz is beautiful white dog, falls in the larger dog’s category; however, it is not a giant sized dog. The breed is distinguishing in its energy, style, versatility and easygoingness. Variety of applications can hold them fit; it could be a hunter, a herd dog, a watchdog, a guardian of flock and work dog. Its physique is medium boned, larger in length across the ground and a little less in height dimension. Kuvasz's white coat is beautiful and contributed to the breed's popularity as a "fashion dog." However, their color helped Shepherds distinguish their dogs from wolves. The coat is straight sometimes slight curly.

The Tibetan region is said to be the native area of Kuvasz breed. The present breed is popular as of Hungary. Hungarian history reveals that this dog remained with royal service as guard dog and had been presented as a gift quite often during the period of 15th century. The dog was the part of royal family and used to play with children. The appearance of the dog has not change a lot from that ancient time. The World-War II had a great impact on the growth of this breed and the dog became rare. A factory owner saved the breed in requirement of guarding his factory. In search of the dog, he can only find 30 dogs. The breed is survived and preserved through these dogs. In 1930, these dogs were transported to USA and got recognition by AKC in 1935 finally.


The Kuvasz is a sharp, spirited dog of keen intelligence, determination, courage, and curiosity, it is sensitive to praise and blame. It is a devoted companion of the family, especially children, and is suspicious of strangers. If a family member appears to be in danger, it acts on its self-initiative. This is a bold and independent dog that needs confident and patient training. Adult Kuvasz are gentle and patient with children, but puppies can be too rambunctious for young kids. They have good sense of humor and love to entertain the viewers. The breed is not suited for new dog lovers; they need well experienced owner to maintain their discipline. Its self deciding ability makes its handling hard. They are good in responding the training; however, they also learn their own during their independent activities.

The breed is precisely working dogs, developed to think independently and act without instruction. The instinct of feeling, sensing, smelling and hearing are at their extreme. They remain watchful towards the environment and can decide future plan of action. An ordinary owner would not be able to cope up with the training and governing requirement of this breed. The breed is not interested in merely going through day to day routine, but also, they love to work some constructive or fruitful. In the duty of guarding the flock, one may prefer a dog which get into fight with wolf while protecting the owner’s animals, the Kuvasz will warn the intruder by barking until noticed by the master and will engage the wolf at the same time. It establishes very close bonding with family and wants to remain within the attentions. It becomes happier when introduced to new peoples.

Owner Should Know

  1. Kuvasz is a naturally perfect dog and has the ability to learn at its own. Training by a non-experienced owner may spoil the dog. An experienced handler should hold the training of this breed.
  2. Take care of its grooming, brush them twice a week and keep hygienically clean.
  3. During puppyhood, do not plan excessive activities, which may result in bone abnormality and other joint problem, common to this breed.
  4. Kuvasz is reserved and sometimes aggressive with strangers, to make them compact watchdog, pay attention during training at early stage.
  5. Even though, independent in nature, they love to stay touched with family, so, keep them with your family.
  6. Being active in nature, they love to run, jump and climb. Manage their daily activities. They would get bored when leashed.
  7. Adult Kuvasz is very gentle with children, however, puppies may prove harmful to children of young age, do not leave the dog with kids without governance.
  8. Search for reputed breeders and trustworthy supplier to get healthy puppies, ensure puppies are infection free and clinically checked prior bringing to home.

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