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Country of Origin, History of Kuvaszs
Although regarded today as one of the Hungarian breeds, the Kuvasz' origins actually lay with a nomadic tribe and may have its true origins from Tibet.
It is believed that the Kuvasz existed in the fifteenth century in Hungary and were used as guard dogs, hunting dogs and even as war dogs.
During World War II, the Germans and Russians actively killed the Kuvasz to be able to capture the families they were protecting. The breed became almost extinct in Hungary.
It was solely due to dedicated Kuvasz breeders that the dog breed repopulated Hungary again.
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A General Appearance of the Dog
The Kuvasz is a majestic, muscular, medium-boned, well-proportioned white sheepdog with a very handsome head. The muzzle tapers slightly to a black nose, but is not pointed. The lips and inside of the mouth are black. The ears are folded and close to the head, and the eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown.
He is light-footed and agile for his size. Though the coat is white, the skin is generally dark. The more dark pigment in the skin, the better. The coat is medium-length, either straight or quite wavy, with a thick undercoat, forming an abundant mane around the neck and chest. The hair is short on the head and feet, but on the body and legs it is wavy The back of the legs are feathered. Dewclaws on the rear legs should be removed.
Dogs 28-30 inches (71-76cm.)
Bitches 26-28 inches (66-71 cm.)
Dogs 100-115 pounds (45-52kg.)
Bitches 70-90 pounds (32-41kg.)
The Spanish Water Dog is an extremely intelligent, fearless, ever-active, strong, attentive, happy and well balanced versatile working dog with strong herding, hunting and guardian instincts. It is a devoted companion. It is reserved, not shy, with strangers. They can be protective and territorial.
Are they suited to families with kids?
Most of them are good with children and other animals if properly socialized.
It needs to be brushed once or twice a week. For standard grooming purposes, use of a grooming rake or a pin-brush with rounded pins is recommended. To remove stubborn knots, use a curry comb or a large-toothed comb. During the spring and autumn the Kuvasz moults (also known as shedding), and he will lose copious amounts of hair very quickly.
Frequent brushing is therefore needed to keep his coat tidy. A Kuvasz should not smell or have an odor; such is usually a sign of illness or a poor diet.
The Kuvaszok are prone to developmental
bone problems. Accordingly, owners should take care
to provide proper nutrition to their Kuvasz puppy
and avoid subjecting the puppy to rough play. It
is prone to hip dysplasia. Some minor issues are
osteochondritis dissecans (a disease causing lameness
from inflammation of the shoulder joints), hypertrophic
osteodystrophy, skin problems and allergic reactions.
This breed may drool and slobber.
Life Expectancy: About 10-12 years.
Breed Club & Rescue Link: www.kuvasz.com
Group: Working Group
AKC Popularity Ranking: 163
Also Known As: Hungarian Kuvasz
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