The rarely seen Hungarian Kuvasz was originally used to protect flocks of sheep in its native Hungary and forms part of the pastoral group.
The Kuvasz is only seen in white.
The Hungarian Kuvasz was originally used for herding and guarding livestock.
Height bitch 65-70cms
Height dog 70-76cms
Weight (kilos) bitch 32-41kgs
Weight (kilos) dog 45-52kgs
The Kuvasz is an energetic and athletic breed that requires at least an hour of vigorous exercise daily off the lead.
The Kuvasz is an intelligent and independent dog, with a strong protective instinct. It is not recommended as a family pet, as it still retains its protective and guarding instincts. It does tend to form a close bond with its owner however, but requires training from an early age to prevent unwanted behaviour. The Kuvasz is happiest working and not really recognised as a family pet.
No, the Kuvasz requires an experienced and competent handler with a good understanding of the breed.
Medium. The coat is thick and can be straight or wavy reaching a length of around 2-3 inches.
Medium. The thick coat requires regular brushing with a large, soft slicker brush to prevent the build up of matts and tangles. Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.
No. The Kuvasz sheds throughout the year so an unsuitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.
The Kuvasz is generally a fit and healthy dog with few inherited health issues, but new owners should consult their breeder about the following conditions that have been found in the breed:
It is important not to over exercise the Hungarian Kuvasz Dog during the first year of puppyhood to avoid joint problems. Excessive jumping up and down should also be discouraged.
As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.
A healthy Kuvasz can expect to enjoy a life expectancy of between 10-12 years.
No current puppy price is available as litters are few and far between. Register your interest with established reputable breeders, so they can notify you when a litter is expected. Be aware that you may have to travel long distances to find your suitable puppy. There are generally 6-8 puppies in the average litter.
A bitch weighing 35kgs will require around 402gms of complete dry food daily. A dog weighing 45kgs will require around 472gms of complete dry food daily.
A bitch weighing 35kgs will cost around £9.90 per week to feed.
A dog weighing 45kgs will cost around £11.50 per week to feed.
Our figures are based on feeding an ‘above average quality’ and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket.
Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including: