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Slovensky Cuvac Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Slovensky Cuvac so you can get to know the breed more.

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Slovensky Cuvac
OriginSlovakia
Other Names
What other names does the Slovensky Cuvac have? The dog breed also known as...
Slovensky Cuvac, Slovak Cuvac, Slovak Chuvach, Tatransky Cuvac, Slovak tschuvatsch
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Slovensky Cuvac recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Slovensky Cuvac recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Slovensky Cuvac breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleFoundation Stock ServiceNational Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Slovensky Cuvac puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Slovensky Cuvac price:
$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Slovensky Cuvac, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Slovensky Cuvac for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Slovensky Cuvac gets to a happy place.

Slovensky Cuvac History

The Slovensky Cuvac can trace back its origins to the mountains of Slovakia, yet the breed is believed to be derived from the Arctic wolves, whose remains have been preserved in the mountainous regions of Central-Europe to the edge of the glaciers, from the pre-ice age. They include the Balkans, the northern slopes of the Caucasus, the Tatra, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees, the Alps, and finally the northern slopes of the Abruzzi.

The Slovensky Cuvac has been a loyal and trusted companion of the Slovakian sheep farmers for as long as the 17th century. Slovak alpine farming has an ancient tradition. The breed, alongside the mountain sheep, the Huzul horse, and other typical mountain habitats, have formed the basic economic foundation of the region, which took advantage of the different animals in their own way. Initially, the dogs were mostly used to shepherd livestock and to protect and guard the cattle against any predators, especially from bears and wolves. The usage of the Slovensky Cuvac did not end there, this multi-purpose, robust breed also pulled carts and served as a devoted and loyal companion to their owners and family. Because of the breed’s large physique, in those rural areas, the dogs had to carry out several functions and tasks in order to earn their daily meal.

These mountain people were mostly considered as free people, not influenced by any medieval forced labor. They protected their frontiers and they paid their dues in form of sheep’s cheese. Holidaymakers who paid a visit to the mountain farmers for the reason to buy some cheese and other products quickly found pleasure in the cute-faced, large, thickly, white-coated Slovensky Cuvac puppies. A couple of them also decided to bring the breed to the lower lands, where they were not regarded as a luxury breed, because of their less elegant, unusual appearance.

Throughout the centuries, from its first appearance, the Slovensky Cuvac has been known in multiple names including the Slovakian Chuvach, the Tatra Chuvach, and the Slovak Cuvac. Most experts presume that the breed’s name is derived from the Slovakian word “cuvat” which translates into “to hear”, pointing out that the breed has exceptional senses, which enables the dogs to notice any predators on the prowl. The Stud Book of the Slovensky Cuvac was founded in the early 1900s, in Czechoslovakia, by Professor Anton Hruza of the Brno Veterinary College. Since then, there is a club for the breed’s fanciers based in Bratislava, which keeps exact records and holds exhibitions, competitions, assessments, and shows in all regions of the Republic even nowadays. The UKC (United Kennel Club), as well as the AKC (American Kennel Club), did recognize the breed within the guardian dog group. Nowadays, the Slovakians are making efforts in order to be able to keep the breed alive.

Slovensky Cuvac General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Slovensky Cuvac size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Slovensky Cuvac weigh? Slovensky Cuvac weight:
Male: 66-99 pounds (30-45 kg), Female: 50-84 pounds (23-38 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Slovensky Cuvac? Slovensky Cuvac average weight:
Male: 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 67 pounds (30.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Slovensky Cuvac? Slovensky Cuvac height:
Male: 22-28 inches (55-70 cm), Female: 20-26 inches (52-65 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Slovensky Cuvac average height:
Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm)

Slovensky Cuvac Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Slovensky Cuvac have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Slovensky Cuvac's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Slovensky Cuvac and how often?
Average: The Slovensky Cuvac requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Slovensky Cuvac, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Slovensky Cuvac dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Slovensky Cuvac? Slovensky Cuvac shedding level:
Slovensky Cuvacs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Slovensky Cuvac Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Slovensky Cuvac have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertLivelyFearlessWatchful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Slovensky Cuvac? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Slovensky Cuvac obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Slovensky Cuvac dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Slovensky Cuvacs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Slovensky Cuvacs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Slovensky Cuvac sensitivity:
Slovensky Cuvacs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Slovensky Cuvacs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Slovensky Cuvac need? Slovensky Cuvac social needs:
Slovensky Cuvacs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Slovensky Cuvac dogs bark a lot? Why does my Slovak Cuvac bark?
Low to Average: The Slovensky Cuvac rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Slovensky Cuvac good as a watchdog?
Slovensky Cuvacs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Slovensky Cuvac dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Slovensky Cuvac dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Slovensky Cuvacs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Slovensky Cuvac bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Slovensky Cuvac? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Slovensky Cuvac? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Slovensky Cuvac has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Slovensky Cuvac do?
Slovensky Cuvacs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Slovensky Cuvacs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Slovensky Cuvac to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Slovensky Cuvac roam?
Slovensky Cuvacs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Slovensky Cuvac have high prey drive?
Slovensky Cuvacs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Slovensky Cuvac good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Slovensky Cuvacs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Slovensky Cuvacs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Slovensky Cuvac dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Slovensky Cuvac Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Slovensky Cuvacs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Slovensky Cuvac dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Slovensky Cuvac and children:
Slovensky Cuvacs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Slovensky Cuvac dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Slovensky Cuvacs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Slovensky Cuvac good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Cuvac dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Slovensky Cuvacs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Slovensky Cuvacs good office dogs? Do Slovensky Cuvacs make good office friendly dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvacs be office dogs?
No
Slovensky Cuvac is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Cuvac dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Slovensky Cuvac temperament with senior people? Are Slovensky Cuvac dogs good for elderly owners?
Slovensky Cuvacs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Slovensky Cuvac dogs get along with other pets? Are Slovensky Cuvac dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Slovensky Cuvacs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Slovensky Cuvac breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Slovensky Cuvacs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Slovensky Cuvac is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Slovensky Cuvac is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a 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. Slovensky Cuvac is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Slovensky Cuvac is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a boat dog?
Not really
Slovensky Cuvac breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Slovensky Cuvac be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Slovensky Cuvac breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Slovensky Cuvac Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Slovensky Cuvac dogs have health problems?
The Slovensky Cuvac is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Slovensky Cuvac breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Slovensky Cuvac breed? Health risks of Slovensky Cuvac:
Bloat
Life Expectancy
How long do Slovensky Cuvac dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Slovensky Cuvac be?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Slovensky Cuvac breed hypoallergenic?
No
Slovensky Cuvacs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Slovensky Cuvac have?
Slovensky Cuvacs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Slovensky Cuvac dogs require per day?
Slovensky Cuvacs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Slovensky Cuvacs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Slovensky Cuvac need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Slovensky Cuvac risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Slovensky Cuvac's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Slovensky Cuvac's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Slovensky Cuvac can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Slovensky Cuvac has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Slovensky Cuvac drool?
The Slovensky Cuvac is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Slovensky Cuvac Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Slovensky Cuvac: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Slovensky Cuvac have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Slovensky Cuvac have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Slovensky Cuvac Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Watchdog Ability: Slovensky Cuvacs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Slovensky Cuvacs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Child Friendly: Slovensky Cuvacs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Slovensky Cuvacs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Slovensky Cuvacs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Slovensky Cuvacs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Office Friendly: Slovensky Cuvac is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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  • Kait

    May 3, 2020, 7:56:28 PM:

    Loyal and smart.