Other name: Hungarian Kuvasz

Photo: adult dog of Kuvasz breed
Checked by animal care professional
Comment Share

Life expectancy

The Kuvasz has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years



Adult size

Female Between 26 and 28 in
Male Between 28 and 30 in

Adult weight

Female Between 82 and 110 lb
Male Between 106 and 137 lb
Coat colour
Sand White
Type of coat
Long Wavy
Eye colour
Good to know

More details about the Kuvasz

Kuvasz: Origins and history

This is an old dog breed. She seems to have arrived in Hungary in the Middle Ages, by way of Tibet, Mesopotamia, or both – if we’re to trust and correctly interpret ancient documents from Mesopotamia, she goes back at least to 1300BC and her name means ‘dog horse.’ She was developed as a guard dog and shepherd in Hungary over the centuries, and in the 15th-century was the breed of choice of the teen king King Matthias – the Kuvasz was even restricted to noble families for some time. The 20th century took its toll on Hungary and on the Hungarian Kuvasz, with numbers down to double-figures, but now she’s back, ready to steal your heart and save you from wolves.

FCI classification of the Kuvasz

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Kuvasz

She has a strong character that should be controlled quickly with a consistent training routine, firm but fair. You should know that if this dog feels threatened or abused, she can quickly show her fangs.

Kuvasz: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £120 to £160 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

Do you want a Kuvasz dog ?

Oh no...
There are no Kuvasz adoption profiles at the moment...

Animals for adoption

Is the Kuvasz right for you?

take the test
Leave a comment on this breed
Connect to comment
If you want to share this profile: