The Kuvasz is a long established, ancient Hungarian Shepherd
Dog. It's ancestors came into the Carpathian basin at the
time of occupation by the Magyars. These dogs were needed to
watch and guard their flocks against wolves, bears and
thieves. Compared to other big white flock guards the kuvasz
is one of the first breeds to find his way inte to the
cities and adapting to our modern way of living. The Kuvasz is
today mainly a family member but also used as a watch
and guard dog. The kuvasz defends the people entrusted to
his care, even with his life.
The kuvasz is strong and large and carry a dense,
wavy, white coat. The bone structure is strong but not
coarse. The Kuvasz' head is typically wedge-shaped, in
harmony with his body, pleasing, noble, and it shows a
considerable strength. The head is characteristically lean
and dry. In males the head is slightly more massive than in
bitches. But it is also
important the head do no become to long and thin, it should
be V-shaped with almond shaped eyes that give the special
kuvasz-look. The pigment is important and should be black.
The coat is white or ivory and should be wavy and sligtly
stiff. When trotting, the movement is light footed, springy,
ground covering, lively, constant and tireless.
If you buy a
kuvasz you will get a friend that will do everything for you
but the kuvasz will not accept unfair treatment. They have preserved guard instinct and
social training is thus very important if they should adapt to the demands of
modern society. It is self-confident and may
become aggressive if ill-treated. He is faithful, dependable
and loves his master and his surroundings. Kuvasz love to be around
the family but if you want the kuvasz to go together with
other dogs and people, early training is very important.