The Kennel Club





Hungarian Kuvasz




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: February 2009

CLASSIFICATION

: Pastoral

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Large, sturdily built, well-balanced dog of power and nobility.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Large, sturdily built, well-balanced dog of power and nobility.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Devoted, gentle and patient but suspicious of strangers.

HEAD

: Long, medium width, skull slightly rounded, occiput broad and pronounced. Muzzle tapers slightly from base to nose but not too pointed at tip, ridge of nose straight, slight stop. Prominent eyebrows.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Roof of mouth slate grey; lips black.

Eyes

: Dark, brown, almond-shaped. Slightly slanted, set well apart. Eye rims black.

Ears

: Set high on side of skull; V-shaped and rather thick, slightly rounded tips. Inner edge carried close to cheek.

NECK

: Medium length, strong and muscular. Slightly arched; no dewlap.

BODY

: Pronounced sternum, ribs well sprung; deep brisket. Withers above the level of back. Back level and firm, good tuck up.

TAIL

: Low set in line with croup; tip to reach hock; when relaxed carried low, on the alert carried level with loin, tip slightly curved upwards.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Shoulders well muscled. Scapula and humerus of equal length; forelegs straight; pasterns long and slightly sloping.

FEET

: Tight, well arched. Forefeet round, thick pads. Hind feet longer than forefeet. Pads black. Nails slate grey or black.

HINDQUARTERS

: Upper thigh of good length, stifles well angulated. Metatarsus short, strong and perpendicular to ground.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Walk slow, dignified; at the trot, light rhythmic; at speed legs converge to a centre line often single tracking. Head carried low at speed.

COAT

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HAIR

: Slight wavy. Double coated; top coat medium coarse; undercoat, fine and woolly. Shorter and smooth on head, muzzle, ears, front of fore and hind leg, below hocks and on feet. Mane on neck thick and long reaching down to brisket. Feathering on back of fore and hind legs 5-7.5 cms (2-3 ins). Medium length on body. Back of thighs and tail profusely coated, hair 10-15 cms (4-6 ins) long.

COLOUR

: Pure White. Skin highly pigmented with patches of slate grey.

SIZE

: Height: dogs: 71-75 cms (28-29½ ins); bitches: 66-70 cms (26-271/2 ins). Weight: dogs: 40-52 kgs (88-115 lbs); bitches: 30-42 kgs (66-93 lbs).

FAULTS

: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.