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BSK Breed Index: The Kuvasz

Life Span: 10-12 years

Height: 26-30 in

Weight: 70-115 lbs

Litter Size: 7-8 puppies

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: High

Classification: Working

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Kuvasz

The breed originated in Tibet but developed into the breed it is today in Hungary. The name originally came from the Turkish word "kawasz" which means "armed guard of the nobility."

They were the companions of the Hungarian rulers and other European empires. Only royalty could own them. A couple hundred years later, the breed was found to work with sheep and cattle well and became livestock guard dogs. They became the "commoners" pet.

Kuvasz Fun Facts

Kuvasz is impervious to pain, especially in the neck and chest. 

Used to hunt boar.

Often confused with the Great Pyrenees

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