The Kuvasz is a large, white flock-guarding dog who hails from Hungary. A one-family dog, he’s protective of his people and suspicious of strangers. The Kuvasz thinks for himself and can be challenging to train.

Watch and learn about Kuvasz dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Kuvasz Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Kuvasz Dog Working Dogs 2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 6 inches tall at the shoulder 70 to 115 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Kuvasz is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Kuvasz is rated 2 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 3 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 5 out of 5 in Size.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Kuvasz is rated 2 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Kuvasz has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Kuvasz is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Kuvasz has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

2 feet, 2 inches to 2 feet, 6 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

70 to 115 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

Kuvaszok require a confident, experienced owner, one who gains their respect and understands their independent nature.Kuvaszok shed profusely, especially in the spring and fall. Brushing them at least once a week, and preferably every two to three days, is recommended.Like many large dogs, the Kuvasz may develop joint problems if exercised too much while he’s still growing. Don’t push your Kuvasz to over-exercise, jump excessively, or go up and down stairs too often until he’s passed his second birthday.Kuvaszok are suspicious of strangers and can be overly protective. Obedience training is imperative when you own a large guarding dog such as a Kuvasz.Although he’s pretty self-sufficient, a Kuvasz doesn’t like to be kept apart from his family. Like all dogs, he does best spending at least part of his time with you in the house rather than being left alone in the backyard. There really is no such thing as a ‘good backyard dog.’Your Kuvasz can become aggressive and frustrated if kenneled, tethered, or chained. This is a breed that needs to run. He needs a large, fenced yard as well as a long daily walk or run once he’s physically mature.Kuvaszok are intelligent and like many guarding dogs, they think for themselves. Training can be difficult and requires a lot of patience, time, and consistency.Although they’re very gentle with children if they were raised with them, Kuvaszok puppies can be rambunctious and may accidentally knock over a small child.Your Kuvasz may consider any children other than the kids in your family to be threats. Opt to be safe rather than sorry, and when other kids come over to play, watch your Kuvasz carefully or put him in a secure area.Never allow anyone to reprimand your Kuvasz. If he feels that the person who’s reprimanding him isn’t ‘worthy’ to do so, he will resent it.