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Old 05-27-2015, 01:16 PM
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Does anyone have a Kuvasz or experience?

I'm hoping to find other Kuvasz owners as I have some specific questions but not having the best of luck finding it online. I have been playing with the idea of adopting my Kuvasz foster, but not sure how it would go if I were to continue to foster. I have a suspected Anatolian Mix and have had a Great Pyrenees mix and haven't had any problems thus far with bringing dogs home as fosters.

Does anyone have a Kuvasz?

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Old 05-29-2015, 08:23 PM
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I do not have a Kuvasz but as a child, a childhood friend had one. She recently moved to the States from Germany. She had one. Her family had purchased it in Germany and brought it to the states when they moved here. It was well behaved and got along okay with other dogs. It was an outside dog. The mother and father did not believe that dogs were allowed inside. The dog had gone through training in Germany. Even though it was an outside dog the kids were required to walk the dog twice daily. I can remember going to a large field and letting our dogs off leash and they would just run around and play. I also remember thinking it was a mix between a lab and a white shepherd. I had never heard of that breed prior to that.
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I've never owned a Kuvacsz, but there was one in there shelter I was a dog walker.
She was pretty typical for a LGD as far as I can tell.
Not the easiest dog, but if you won over her heart, she was great and very cuddly.
She was very attentive and if she liked and knew you, she would try to get between you and other people, like she tried monopolize or protect you.
She didn't play much, seemed very serious and was more distanced towards people she didn't know. when strangers came too close to her kennel she'd bark and snarl...I think the shelter wasn't good for her... she seemed like she had some territorial drive.
when you'd walk with her, she was actually pretty good in leash walking and wouldn't pull...as long as there weren't other dogs. you had to be pretty strong to hold her though, since she was pretty dog selective.
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I've never owned one, but I've met a couple of them. They were impressive, gentle dogs, but I suspect that also had to do with the owners, who had obviously trained them very well and knew a lot about the breed and were more than happy to chat about it. I remember in particular the one I met years ago because when I asked if I might meet the dog, the owner said to the dog, "The young lady would like to meet you. Show her you're a gentleman." The dog then shifted his attention for his owner to me and very solemnly lifted his huge paw into the classic shake position. Talk about a heart melting moment.
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I love my foster. She is an amazing dog and really want to adopt her. I know that LGD's can be territorial with introducing new dogs in their homes, but I haven't had that problem yet with my other dogs. She has shown to have a stable temperament and was great when I took her to a pet expo. She is very playful with my dogs and cats.

I just want to be able to continue to foster if I were to make her a permanent addition here. It's hard to find other Kuvasz owners...
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Have you tried looking into any of the Kuvasz rescue groups on-line? I should think there'd be some Kuvasz owners they could put you into contact with who could answer your questions.

I do think they're beautiful dogs but they're not a practical choice for me at all.
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Have you tried looking into any of the Kuvasz rescue groups on-line? I should think there'd be some Kuvasz owners they could put you into contact with who could answer your questions.

I do think they're beautiful dogs but they're not a practical choice for me at all.
That's a really good idea! Why didn't I think of that??

I guess I tend to mesh very well with LGD's as a whole. I am very fortunate to have been able to find the perfect type of dog that compliments me and my home. LGD's for me all the way :-)
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I enjoy being with large dogs--well, any dog really--but I have a shoulder/arm injury that means I have a lifting limit of 25-30 pounds, and I live alone. If I had a large dog who got injured or sick, I'd have no way to lift it or get it into a car and to help, at least not without tracking down assistance first. I was also advised by my surgeon/physical therapist to stick to small dogs--my current boy is not quite 23 pounds. But I have friends who have everything from miniature dachshunds to Newfoundlands (as a matter of fact, the Newfie owner also has a mastiff and a chihuahua), so I end up being around a lot of different sized dogs.
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