The Hungarian Kuvasz has very strong guarding instincts and while this may be an asset for working, they would need careful training to make a suitable family dog.
They are a large, thick-coated dog that comes in white or cream. In the show ring, the head is thought to be the most attractive part of the dog, this is well proportioned with a large mane around the neck and down to the chest.
They originate from Tibet but have been known in Hungary for hundreds of years as sheep guardians. They have a very strong urge to protect, are intelligent and think for themselves, so need well considered training. They can form a close bond with the pets and people of their family but need to be taught to accept those outside. They need plenty of regular exercise and prefer to be outside in cooler weather.
This is a breed that needs to be brushed regularly but not bathed too often as the natural oils in the coat help it to shed dirt. They are generally healthy but may suffer from hip dysplasia and are inclined to drool and slobber.