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Hungarian Kuvasz

General Description

The Kuvasz is a large, white, flock-guarding dog who hails from Hungary. A one-family dog, they're protective of their people and suspicious of strangers. Dogs of this breed think for themselves and can be challenging to train. The plural of Kuvasz is Kuvaszok in their native Hungarian.

General Health

The Kuvasz, which has an average lifespan of 9 to 12 years, is susceptible to serious health issues such as canine hip dysplasia (CHD) and Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), and minor problems like hypothyroidism. It also may suffer from panosteitis and Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD).

Character and Temperament

Intelligent, independent, patient, loyal, clownish and protective

Exercise

One hour per day

Origin

Hungary and Poland

Stats

Average Dog Size

27-30

Average Dog Weight

100-114

Average Bitch Size

25-27

Average Bitch Weight

77-88

Average Life Expectancy

10-12


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