The Kuvasz is a wonderful pet. Here is your informative A-list of Kuvasz. The Kuvasz is also known as Hungarian Kuvasz. The Hungarian Kuvasz is an ancient dog breed as Shih Tzu. Mention of Kuvasz can be found in old Hungarian texts. This dog breed was originated from Hungary and bred for guarding livestock or hunt for big game such as bear or wild boar. They were also used as herding dog or war dog. Kuvasz dogs were contributed the development of Anatolian Shepherd, Great Pyrenees, Maremma Sheepdog and Polish Tatra Sheepdog. Today, Kuvasz becomes lovely pet for family.

Facts about Kuvasz

  • Temperament – The Kuvasz is alert, brave, determined, independent, loyal, fearless and energetic. They make a good excellent guard dog and they have strong protective instincts. They will reserved and wary of the strangers. They are devoted to the family. It is recommended to start obedience training and socialization skill for Kuvasz puppies at early stage of their puppyhood. If you have children, it is better to choose a Kuvasz puppy for family, let puppy get used with children and family. As for other pets, it is recommended to raise them together at early stage. This dog breed is requiring a firm and confident owner. Kuvasz dogs are a responsible flock guardian.
  • Appearance – The Kuvasz has a muscular and well-balanced large-sized body. They have a beautiful head and they come with a pair of almond-shaped dark brown eyes which set well apart. They have a pair of V-shaped thick ears which slightly rounded at the tip. The Kuvasz is usually come with a large black nose. They have well muscled straight legs. They like to carry their tail low and the feet are well padded. Kuvasz dogs have a double coat. The outer coat is moderately coarse; the under coat is fine and smooth. Their coat pattern is either straight or wavy. Their neck usually has a mane that covers till their chest. The smooth and short hair usually covers at head, ears, muzzle and paws.

Here are some Kuvasz pictures

Kuvasz Breed Information

Size Large
Height 71-76cm (male) and 66-71cm (female)
Weight 45-52kg (male) and 32-41kg (female)
Colour White and ivory
Group Working Breed Dog
Life Span 10 – 12 years
Exercise Ability Daily and long walks is needed, let them run and roam around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush twice a week with bristle brush. In cold climate, they shed seasonally. In warmer climate, they shed all year around
Environment Large fenced yard
Barking Average

The common health issue for Kuvasz is hip dysplasia, joint-related problems or skin problems.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Kuvasz from Kuvasz rescue or look for Kuvasz Puppies for sale from Kuvasz breeders.

Kuvasz Breeders

Windridge Kennels – Kuvasz Breeder located in the state of Georgia, USA.

Casablanca Kuvasz – Kuvasz Breeder located in the state of California, USA.

Double Ring Kuvasz – Kuvasz Breeder located in the state of Missouri, USA.

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