Kuvasz Breed Profile


A working dog of larger size, sturdily built, well balanced, neither lanky nor cobby. White in color with no markings. Medium boned, well muscled, without the slightest hint of bulkiness or lethargy. Impresses the eye with strength and activity combined with light-footedness, moves freely on strong legs. The following description is that of the ideal Kuvasz. Any deviation must be penalized to the extent of the deviation.




A spirited dog of keen intelligence, determination, courage and curiosity. Very sensitive to praise and blame. Devoted, gentle and patient without being overly demonstrative. Always ready to protect loved ones even to the point of self-sacrifice. Extremely strong instinct to protect children. Polite to accepted strangers, but rather suspicious and very discriminating in making new friends. Bold, courageous and fearless.


The Kuvasz is an old breed originating in Hungary. They have been in existence for nearly 2,000 years; serving as protectors of humans and flocks. Their name in Turkish means soldier or guard, but in Magyar it means Dog of the Horse. Kuvasz at one time in their history were given as gifts to royalty and nobles; and therefore, were not owned by commoners.

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