Get to know the Kuvasz
All you need to know about the breed
The ever-eager Kuvasz is courageous and warmhearted, a winning combination of traits that only begin to define this convivial breed. Developed to guard flocks of sheep and other livestock on the Carpathian Plains in central Hungary, the breed is fearless in their approach to all things, even if it’s in a more domestic setting. They’re smart and willing, and their determined manner has helped them stand the test of time as their origins date back possibly thousands of years.
With their guarding instincts, the Kuvaszok - as they are known in the plural in Hungarian - is always ready to protect their family, and can be wary of strangers, with a tendency to be very dominant. Obedience classes are a very good idea to instil the best behaviour in your Kuvasz puppy early on. Boldness is in their nature, as is sensitivity, so they’ll need a knowledgeable owner who’s just as forthright. Be aware that although the Kuvasz is good with kids, they are a large dog and their playful nature may be too much for very little ones.
When it comes to that lovely dense coat, the Kuvasz is a shedder for sure so weekly brushing is best. Once groomed, your Kuvasz will be glad to strut their stuff up and down the street, making you the envy of the neighborhood.
And make no mistake: This is a very active breed who needs to run. Exercising your Kuvasz can take many forms - long walks or runs, they’ll enjoy both. The breed will benefit most from a large, fenced-in yard and a family who’s just as active as they are.
2 facts about Kuvaszes
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Kuvasz