Height: 26-30 inches
Weight: 70-115 lbs.
Life Span: 10-12 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
Kuvaszok (plural) are aggressive and independent. They have an extremely
strong instinct to protect the children in their families and are wary of
Likewise, they are good with other animals in their households, but not
necessarily friendly with outsiders. Early and ongoing socialization and
obedience classes and a firm, consistent owner are mandatory.
The double coat can range from quite wavy to straight. The outercoat is
medium coarse; the undercoat is fine. The color is white and the skin is
heavily pigmented, often slate gray or black.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Kuvaszok should be brushed twice a week to prevent tangling and matting.
Bathing will decrease the odor of the highly absorbent coat.
This aggressive breed needs a lot of exercise, including vigorous leashed
walks as well as opportunities to run.
The Kuvasz's ancestors originated in Tibet in the 13th century. The breed
was further developed by the Hungarian aristocracy from the 15th through
19th centuries for guarding, hunting, and herding.
The name comes from the Turkish kawasz, which means "armed guard."
The Kuvasz is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners, or for city or
apartment life. Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, deafness,
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club