The Kuvasz is loyal, obedient, and
easily trained. He generally becomes a devoted one-family dog. Large,
strong and protective both of his family and other household pets, the
Kuvasz is a natural guard dog. Suspicious of strangers, he will quickly
sound the alert. He is a dog of great
stamina, and is courageous and intelligent.
Strong as well as fast, he is well able to run down
wolves, coyotes, and other large predators. His family tree dates back
some 7,000 years to Tibetan Mastiffs. A native of Hungary, the Kuvasz was
first brought to that country in the ninth century.
Early training and socialization is
important as he will soon grow into a large, strong dog. His master should
be similarly confident and able to assert his authority.
The Kuvasz is
lively but not excitable and possessed of untiring working ability. This
is the dog to take on long rambles through the woods or hiking. The Kuvasz
is naturally suited to a rural environment but can adapt to suburban life
if he has the space he needs.