AKC PuppyFinder: Kuvasz Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: Intensely loyal, protective, utterly fearless; sweet and patient with family
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; More spirited and energetic than most members of the 100-pound club
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 28-30 inches (male), 26-28 inches (female)
  • Weight: 100-115 pounds (male), 70-90 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
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Intelligence, boldness and independence are the traits that make the Kuvasz an excellent working dog and livestock guardian. Weighing in at about 100 pounds, he's also more energetic and agile than most dogs his size and needs plenty of exercise. Kuvaszok (yes, that the plural) are devoted to their family and instinctively protective. They need early socialization and patient training to keep their protective instincts in check. Your Kuvasz puppy needs to know that you're the leader and will respond best to sensitive, positive training. If you're up to the challenge, you'll be rewarded with a sweet, gentle and loyal canine companion.

History & Job
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Origin: Hungary

Year Recognized: 1931

Breed History & Job Description: Kuvs came to Hungary in the Middle Ages, but it’s thought their lineage goes back to ancient Turkey and Tibet. As livestock guardians, they had the patience to keep a close eye on their flock for days on end, and also the courage to take on wolves or armed rustlers when duty called. Their prowess eventually came to the attention of Hungarian nobles. It’s said that King Matthais I, whose court was beset by intrigue and treachery, trusted his Kuvs more than his palace guards.

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The Kuvasz is a rugged, healthy breed with few health issues. Like many large breeds, they can suffer from hip dysplasia and other joint problems. Thyroid disease and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) are two other conditions of concern in our breed. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Kuvasz are healthy dogs.

Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.


Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Breed Club
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  • Breed Club: Kuvasz Club of America
  • Breed Club Link: http://kuvaszclubofamerica.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Working
  • 2016 Popularity: 165
  • Breed Referral Contact: Marvelyn Gadowski - 248-489-1233
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