Country of Origin: Hungary
Group: Working, AKC,Guardian
History: This breed is also an older breed that first arrived in Hungary from Tibet in the 13th Century.
Also a hunter, sheepdog, guardian, and companion animal. This breed used to be very popular with nobility.
Physical Description: The Kuvasz is a large, muscular dog that is powerful and strong.This breed has slanted brown eyes and black nose.V-shaped drop ears, a long tail and double coat with a wooly ,fluffy undercoat and slightly courser outer coat contribute to the Kuvasz’s great features.With a pure white coat, the Kuvasz blends in well with snow covered territory.
Height: 26 to 30 inches
Weight: 70 to 115 pounds
Temperament: A wonderful breed that is similar to the Labrador.This breed is gentle around kids and family,playful, intelligent and is cautious around strangers without being aggressive.Being independent, it is protective and like all other breeds, needs to be supervised around children- the Kuvasz can also sometimes misinterpret rough play between children and adults.
Activity Level.High. Needs lots of space,regular exercise and schedule.
Special Needs: Regular exercise, fenced yard, lots of grooming,positive training, socialization and supervision with children.
Health Problems: Eye conditions possible, possible deafness,hip dysplasia and other orthopedic problems common with similar breeds.Thyroid problems and von Willebrand’s disease also sometimes are a problem.
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