Thinking about purchasing an Kuvasz? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Kuvasz breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Kuvasz owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Kuvasz and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Kuvasz Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Kuvasz and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Kuvasz (plural is Kuvaszok) is a working dog of larger size, sturdily built, well balanced, neither lanky nor cobby. Their weight is evenly dispersed on the body, and they largely resemble the Slovakian Kuvasz. They have medium to long fur that requires grooming. They are white in color with no markings. They have medium length drop ears, and a bushy tail. They impress the eye with their strength and activity. A one-family dog, they are extremely loyal, obedient, active and strong but wary of strangers. They are an excellent guard dog, which is what they have been bred for. The Kuvasz needs plenty of exercise, and training would certainly be beneficial. Kuvaszok are wary of strangers, but polite. They can, however, misinterpret rough play for threatening behavior and will act accordingly. A powerful breed, the Kuvasz is impressive in appearance, strength and personality.
Other Names: Hungarian Kuvasz, Kuvaszok (plural)
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: Males: 28 - 32 inches; Females: 25.5 - 27.5 inches.
are protective, loyal and reliable. They are obedient, territorial and suspicious
of strangers. They are polite to strangers, though, unless an action is misinterpreted.
Kuvaszok are spirited, sensitive and and gentle. They are devoted to family
and good with children. They are independent, intelligent and curious. They
are compatible with other pets as well.
Very High. They are always on the look out and are usually suspicious of strangers.
Kuvasz Care and Exercise:
The Kuvasz requires daily brushing to keep their coat in good
shape and free from parasites. They shed in warm weather. The coat is quite
demanding of attention if one is to keep it clean. Long walks or hikes and a
large fenced yard for exercise are necessary for the Kuvasz. They need enough
exercise to maintain a healthy weight, as they are large, strong dogs.
Activity: High. The Kuvasz
is very spirited and energetic.
Kuvasz Health Issues: Eyelid disorders, hip dysplasia and other orthopedic problems, deafness, thyroid problems, and von Willebrand's disease (a blood clotting disease).
9 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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