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.

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

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking half an hour a day
  • Giant dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Guard dog. Barks, alerts and it's physically protective
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Good with children, not hypoallergenic, suitable for apartment living
  • 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

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