Kuvasz

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The word ‘kuwasz’ is Turkish and translates to “armed guard of the nobility.” And kawasz is Arabian and means “archer.” The former definition needs no explanation, while the latter connotes the high esteem in which the dog was held by Arabian owners of old, similar to the great admiration given to archers of the time. The Kuvasz is indeed an ancient breed of dog, stemming from the Turkish-Arabian regions of the world, where it has been employed for centuries as a guardian of flocks and royal estates. The breed is noble, fearless, intelligent, and determined. Typical specimens stand between 26-30 inches and weigh 70-115 pounds. Color invariably white, and the coat is double, long, and medium coarse and can vary from wavy to straight. The Kuvasz is admired for its sturdy build and well-balanced construction. Owners cite devotion, patience, and gentleness as outstanding characteristics. Basic care includes daily grooming, exercise, and shared affection.

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