KC Group: pastoral
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: short runs
The Kuvasz is an ancient breed, having worked the trade routes of the Urals. They found their way to Hungary, through the spread of the Ottoman Empire, finding a use guarding the flocks and villages from wolves. Kuvasz actually means 'protector' in Turkish, indicating the journey they travelled and their immense suitability for their role.
As their herding history would suggest, the Kuvasz will develop a strong bond with their family but will also remain independent. They can be quite assertive over the household and are aloof toward strangers.
The Breed Standard specifies a height of 71-75cm for dogs and 66-70cm for bitches. The weight of dogs should be between 40-52kg and bitches 30-42kg.
As with all large breeds the Kuvasz is prone to Hip Dysplasia and muscular condition
Whilst still young, exercise should be restricted to avoid causing any lasting damage to their joints.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.
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