The Kuvasz originated in Hungary and it is probably one of the oldest dog breeds of this European country. The meaning of his name is “bodyguard” and basically that is the main purpose why he was originally developed – to be a fearless guard dog. The average height of a Kuvasz is 2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 6 inches weighing about 70 to 115 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
Originally bred as a fearless guard dog the Kuvasz is very protective with his family and property and will always do his best to do a good job. Even though he is a fearless dog he can be very affectionate and devoted to his master. The Kuvasz loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Kuvasz is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. This is a good breed for kids but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall if you want a family companion that can be an excellent guard dog this breed might be just perfect for you.
Kuvasz is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training should be easy and fun for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Kuvasz is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Kuvasz, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Kuvasz was originally developed in Hungary to be a fearless guard dog. He is considered to be one of the three ancient dog breeds of Hungary, the other two being the Komondor and the Puli. The name of this breed can be translated as “bodyguard” and basically that’s what he is. The Kuvasz was prized in Hungary as guard dog since the 15th century starting with King Matthias who was crowned on March 29 1464.