The kuvasz could be a giant, white flock-guarding dog who hails from Hungary. A one-family dog, he’s protective of his people and suspicious of strangers. The kuvasz thinks for himself and may be difficult to train.
The kuvasz (pronounced KOO-vahss; the plural is Kuvaszok, pronounced KOO-vah-sock) is perhaps the oldest of the 3 ancient Hungarian breeds. He has a regal bearing and a history (which includes an association with Count Dracula himself) as complex as his personality.
His almond-shaped eyes, black nose, and dense white fur make him an attention-grabbing breed. so does his size. Males will weigh up to 115 pounds or perhaps more. they’re sturdy and well-muscled, very sturdy with great endurance, yet elegant. many think the kuvasz moves like a wolf, with a powerful, graceful stride. when he trots or runs, he seems to glide, with the little up-and-down movement of the body. because his gait is so effortless, he is capable of trotting for 15 miles or more without tiring.
A Kuvasz’s white coat is beautiful to behold, and has at times contributed to the breed’s popularity as a “fashion dog.” but they were bred to have white coats for reasons other than beauty: Their color helped shepherds distinguish their dogs from wolves.
The kuvasz is a wonderful, loyal, and patient companion, but he’s not for everyone. because he was bred to guard, he is aloof, freelance, and suspicious of strangers. Your kuvasz are polite to welcome guests, but no more — regardless of how hard the strangers try to befriend him. His almost fanatical loyalty makes him very protective; he is always alert for any signs of danger, and when aroused, he can move with surprising speed given his size.