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A spirited dog of keen intelligence, determination and courage, the Kuvasz served for centuries as a companion and guard dog to European royalty. Well-muscled and agile, this ancient Hungarian breed later was found well-suited for herding livestock. The Kuvasz is a gentle, patient, devoted and protective family companion. An active working dog, he does best with daily exercise. His coat is easily maintained, needing brushing but little bathing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Kuvasz’s name comes from the Turkish word "kawasz," which means "armed guard of the nobility." The plural of Kuvasz is Kuvaszok.
Also Known As:
Hungarian Kuvasz
  • Size Giant
  • Height Males – 71 to 76 centimetres at the withers, Females – 66 to 71 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 100 to 115 pounds, Females 70 to 90 pounds
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Low
  • Colour White
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Guarding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both