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This breed can be traced back some 7000 years, and is thought to be the ancestor of most European herding dogs. Its primary purpose was to herd and shepherd sheep, but would also guard their noble master?s estates.These make good family dogs because they are loyal, affectionate and obedient. They are known to be very suspicious of strangers and make good watchdogs.

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MALE : 115lbs (52kg)FEMALE : 93lbs (42kg)

This breed has a sheep-like coat on a dog?s body. It rarely sheds and is lovely to touch. They have a double coat. The outer coat is short and coarse with a wavy texture. The undercoat is thick, wooly, and warm. They require moderate brushing. The only color allowed for a pure Kuvasz is ivory-white.

The Kuvasz' name comes from the corrupted spelling of the Turkish word kawasz ("armed guard of the nobility") and the Arabian word kawwasz ("archer") that signified the unexcelled guarding instincts of the breed.ÿÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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