Hungarian Kuvasz

KC Pedigree, Giant

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

A flock guard on the Carpathian plains, the Kuvasz's guarding has also extended to property – and royalty. King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490), who tried to establish order in his court during a time of anarchy, declared that he trusted his beloved Kuvaszok more than he did the palace guards!


Attractive to ...

Someone with acres of well-fenced land and experience of guarding breeds.

Not the best for ...

Not many. This brave, fearless guarding dog doesn't fit in well with most modern pet homes and lifestyles.



Cross between





So big people will stop and take photos.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.


Fluff monster
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Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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