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Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees" Compare Kuvasz and Great Pyrenees. Which is better: Kuvasz or Great Pyrenees?
Name Kuvasz Great Pyrenees
OriginsHungary Spain France
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank15766
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Other Names Hungarian Kuvasz Great Pyrenees, Patou, Chien Des Pyrénées, Chien De Montagne Des Pyrénées, Montañés Del Pirineo, Gos De Muntanya Dels Pirineus
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1933 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $500-$1200 $500-$600

General Appearance - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Size Giant Giant
Weight Male: 106-137 pounds (48-62 kg), Female: 82-110 pounds (37-50 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 121 pounds (40 kg), Female: 96 pounds (48,5 kg) Male: from 100 pounds (45 kg), Female: from 85 pounds (38 kg)
Height Male: 28-30 inches (71-76 cm), Female: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm) Male: 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female: 25-29 inches (63-74 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 29 inches (73.5 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm) Male: 29.5 inches (75 cm), Female: 27 inches (68.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Coat Dense Wavy Double Coarser Topcoat Moderately Harsh Slightly Stiff Finer Downy Undercoat Dense Double
Colors White White
Grooming
Effortless: The Kuvasz requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Great Pyrenees requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Kuvaszs shed above average.
Great Pyreneess shed above average.

Characteristics - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Temperament Clownish Intelligent Patient Independent Loyal Protective Brave Fearless Self-Confident Faithful Dependable Affectionate Fearless Patient Confident Gentle Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kuvasz's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Great Pyrenees's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Kuvaszs aren't famous for their trainability.
Great Pyreneess are easy to train.
Playfulness
Kuvaszs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Great Pyreneess are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
Kuvaszs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Kuvaszs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Great Pyreneess are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Kuvaszs need for social interaction is average.
Great Pyreneess are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Kuvasz barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Great Pyrenees is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Kuvaszs are one of the best watchdogs.
Great Pyreneess are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Kuvaszs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Great Pyreneess strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Great Pyrenees has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kuvaszs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Great Pyreneess have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kuvaszs have average wanderlust potential.
Great Pyreneess have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Kuvaszs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Great Pyreneess have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Kuvaszs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Kuvaszs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Great Pyreneess adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Great Pyreneess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Stranger Friendly
Kuvaszs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Kuvaszs are kid-friendly dogs.
Great Pyreneess are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards cats.
Great Pyreneess are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Kuvaszs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Great Pyreneess are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kuvasz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Great Pyrenees is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kuvaszs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Great Pyreneess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kuvaszs are generally with other pets.
Great Pyreneess are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kuvaszs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Great Pyreneess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Kuvasz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Great Pyrenees breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Health Issues
Kuvaszs are commonly healthy dogs.
Great Pyreneess are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Bloat Eye Diseases Hip Dysplasia Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Osteochondrosis Thyroid Disorder Addison's Disease Bloat Cataracts Drug Sensitivity Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Kuvaszs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Great Pyreneess have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Kuvaszs need a lot of exercises.
Great Pyreneess have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Kuvaszs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Great Pyreneess don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Great Pyrenees can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Kuvasz has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Great Pyrenees has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kuvasz is an average drooler.
The Great Pyrenees is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Kuvasz vs Great Pyrenees

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 8-12 puppies 6-9 puppies

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