Original Name : Kuvasz
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 28-30 inches
Male weight : 106-136½ lbs
Female size : 26-27½ inches
Female weight : 81½- 110¼ lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Hungary
Kuvaszs are big, strong dogs sporting a wonderful coat of thick, wavy white hair. They are not only beautiful to see, they actually exude nobility and strength. Kuvaszs are used to guard and protect buildings and other objects, even people. They are also used as hunting and scenting dogs. Their appearance is that of a tireless worker.
Distinctly wedge-shaped and in harmony with the rest of the body. Attractive, noble and strong-looking.
Viewed from the side, the shape is rectangular only slightly short of a square.
White, but ivory is acceptable.
Set on at mid height. The first third lift away from the base in an arch before falling back flat against the head.
Set low, extending from the slightly sloping croup, falling vertically. The tip is turned upwards slightly, but not curved.
Moderately harsh, wavy, a little stiff, not tending to matt. The coarser topcoat covers a finer downy undercoat.
Kuvaszs are members of a very old sheepdog breed indigenous to Hungary. They are very muscular, solidly built dogs with a lively temperament that love to be active. Their ancestors came with the Magyars that settled down on the Carpathian plains, who used them to guard and protect their herds from predators and rustlers. During the reign of King Matthias the Just it was used as a hunting dog. With the dramatic fall in sheep stocks, Kuvaszs started to move into the villages and later into the cities.