FCI - Kind of
condition Nr. 54
The Kuvasz is used as a watch and guard dog for houses, property and other
valuables, as well as for people. He has also been used as a hunting and
The Kuvasz is a long established, ancient Hungarian Shepherd Dog. His
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
beasts of prey and thieves. Because of his hunting instinct, the Kuvasz was
the preferred hunting dog at the time of King Matthias Corvinus. Since the
decline in stock-herding, he has much less been used for his original duties
and he has settled in villages and later even in towns.
: The dogs of this breed are strong and large and carry a dense, wavy, white
coat. Their pleasing appearance radiates nobility and strength. The
individual body parts fit together harmoniously, the limbs being neither too
short nor too long.
structure is strong but not coarse. The strong muscles are lean, the joints
show clear outlines.
the side, the body forms a prone rectangle, almost a square. Well muscled he
shows a strong build, a lively temperament and great agility. His appearance
embodies a tireless working ability.
Kuvasz is brave and fearless. He defends the people entrusted to his care
and his protection and their property, even with his life. He is
self-confident and may become aggressive if ill-treated. He is faithful,
dependable and loves his master and his surroundings. He needs plenty of
excercise and must be kept busy. He is undemanding. His care is easy and he
can stand very severe weather conditions. He appreciates any love and
solicitude given to him.
Dogs: 71 – 76 cm
Bitches: 66 – 70 cm
Dogs: 48 – 62 kg
Bitches: 37 – 50 kg.