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Kuvasz – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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Kuvasz

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1931
  • Lifespan: 10-12years
  • Size: Large
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 48" dog crate*

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Introduction

The Kuvasz is the descendant of a giant dog from ancient Tibet. They were originally bred to guard a flock of sheep which belonged to Hungarian shepherds.

This dog breed still has relation to and resembles the Tatra Mountain Sheepdog and the Slovakian Shepherd dogs.

The Kuvasz is known for their intelligence, loyalty, and fearlessness.

They are an independent and intimidating guard dog.

This dog breed is presently famous as a fashion dog because of its beautiful white coat.

Breed

The American Kennel Club formally recognized the Kuvasz in 1931.

These medium energy dogs are known as the Hungarian Kuvasz and were originally bred as guardian dogs.

This dog breed can be a loyal, wonderful, and patient companion, but the dog is not for everyone. As its instinctual trait is to be a guard dog, he can be independent and aloof as well as suspicious of strangers. They have a strong instinct for protection and are always alert.

The Kuvasz is an intelligent dog but they are not easy to train.

Appearance

The average Kuvasz should have an average height of around 26 to 30 inches.

The head is considered as a beautiful part of Kuvasz. The hair is usually shorter on the head and feet but gets wavier on its legs and body.

The Kuvasz has the type of double coat with medium-length hair that is ivory and white in color.

The body of this dog is medium-boned which is slightly longer than its body height.

Nutrition

It is recommended to provide feed formulated to medium-sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss your dog’s feed with your veterinarian and/or breeder in order to determine the size and frequency of meals in order to ensure a healthy, long life. It is also important to ensure that clean, fresh water is always available.

Grooming

The Kuvasz has a thick and medium coat that requires weekly brushing. The coat has a natural ability to remove dirt and debris. This means bathing is not necessary because it will remove the natural, self-cleaning oils on the coat.

So the more this dog gets bathed, the more it will need in the future. Even though this dog does not need a bath, they need frequent coat brushing. There are some cleaning tricks most people do such as rub cornstarch or talcum powder before brushing.

Exercise

This dog breed requires lots of intense daily exercise of between 20-60 minutes.

If they are not working as a flock guardian, they need long walks or a jogging routine every day.

When taking Kuvasz for a walk, they should be made to heel behind or beside the owner to make them think that the leader leads the way.

Sufficient exercise should prevent its digging and chewing instincts.

Even though they need vigorous exercise, they are also prone to joint problems for having too much exercise. So a balance does need to be maintained. Keep an eye on any limps or other signs of over-exercise.



Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends a 48" dog cratesfor most adult Kuvasz.

 

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