Kuvasz dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Hungary
- Group: Working
- Weight: Male: 45-52 kg Females: 35-40 kg
- Height: Males: 70-76 cm Females: 65-70 cm
- Colors: White
- Training: medium (consistently)
- Grooming: needs daily movement
- Temperament: protective, loyal, funny, patient, intelligent
- Health: Sensitive to diseases
- Litter size: 6 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: Hungarian Kuvasz, Kuvaszok (plural) Kuvasz dog
Natural protective instincts of Kuvasz's makes him one of the best races herd sheep today. Kuvasz site is a splendid white dog originating in Tibet, which is the exquisite protective guard dog.
Often confused with Pyrenean Shepherd, Kuvasz does not shows two spurs at the back paws.
Kuvasz site (Kuvoszok - plural) is an amazing dog, remarkable native of Tibet and thought it would be akin to the Komondor. Initially, the keeping of sheep and cattle were used, the dog was also used to hunt wild boar. Centuries ago, the breed has spread gradually across Europe and is used extensively in Hungary as a watchdog and hunting.
The impressive and intelligent Kuvasz was often a companion of the nobility and royal families. There was still 1500 and this dog became popular in the lower social classes. It all happened in Hungary, thus perfecting the dog breed that we know today.
The name "Kuvasz" is a distortion, a whip of Turkish word "kawasz" meaning protector. The breed is used nowadays, natural protective instincts being one of the best races guard for sheep.
Kuvasz is quick, powerful and agile - important qualities in defense of sheep coyotes, wolves and other potentially dangerous animals.
This dog is a carnivore. It is recommended for feeding meat proteins that are healthier than those of corn and grain. Many breeders and veterinarians recommend meat as the main source of protein.
Of course a dog can survive and grain-based diet, but are not always the best choice. If you feed your dog with food in stores is good to read the label to see what ingredients contains and how that product is nutritional quality. It should contain turkey and / or lamb.
Pay attention to the amount of food you provide your companion. Too much it generously leads to obesity. That means less movement and while several diseases. Despite its size Kuvasz has an efficient metabolism and is a great eater.
Beware of chocolate and sweets like. If the man is a pleasure to digest without any problem, for the dog is a pleasure that brings problems.
Many call chocolate, cocoa, ice cream poisons when it comes to dogs. If you hold the animal health did not fed it.
It is a strong and sturdy dog with a beautiful head. The ears are shaped letter "V" with slightly rounded tips, hanging before. The eyes are dark, almond-shaped, and the head is long, but not sharp.
The body is well dressed muscled and vigorous, with a tail hanging down. OF THE Kuvasz all-fur coloring shows a shade of white. Moderate in length, forming hair coat (gown) is double and can be straight or curly.
The height at the withers is 71-76 cm and 66-71 cm from male to female. Body weight is 42-52 kg and 32-41 kg male to female.
It is an innate protective and can be somewhat overbearing. Each member of his family is considered a member of his pack and Kuvasz the pack will defend to the last breath.
The breed tends to become independent and require greater involvement as possible, early in the direction of developing appropriate social skills.
As a watchdog innate Kuvasz site will protect every member of the family. Not the best choice for families with small children, this breed tends to become better with superior quality around more than one adult in the family.
A dog tends to be emotionally demanding, affectionate and can be stubborn. Breed likes to spend equal time in both the house and out into the open and supports ambiantele well so excessively hot, and those too cold.
Training does not require any special training to be a guard dog, but require socialization and obedience cultivation to behave properly.
This breed requires growth and a balanced and consistent training.
There is a race for beginners; owner must be a confident person.
That means also that training can not use hardness.
The dog will learn best in a harmonious environment that offers the possibility own initiative.
If it is not exposed to posnele children from early childhood Kuvasz site can be intolerant and potentially aggressive. This breed requires full volume motion to prevent boredom and behavior problems.
Early socialization of this dog is crucial to prevent the development of behavior distant, cold, unsociable and independent.
White fur, beautiful require regular brushing to keep it in top shape. Thick bathing is not necessary as this can lead to the appearance of dry skin and hair problems with organs.
A meticulous done daily brushing will keep the dog looks amazing.
Torsion (dilation) is a disease gastric sudden life threatening dog associated filling its stomach with air and twist.
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis consecutive.
Von Willebrand disease is a disorder that results in the inability of blood clotting.
Affected dogs will bleed excessively after trauma or surgery.
The average life-of Kuvasz is 11-14 years.