Slovensky Cuvac

The Slovensky Cuvac is a large size flock guardian breed originating in Slovakia. Also known by other names such as Slovak Cuvac, Slovakian Chuvach, Tatransky Cuvac and Slovensky Kuvac, the Slovensky Cuvac is not only valued for its impressive appearance and guarding skills, but it is also praised and appreciated for its sweet nature and even temperament by its owners.

This ancient breed is believed to have originated from arctic wolves. Their presence has been confirmed in the pre-ice age era through remains of these dogs. It has been confirmed through pre-ice age remains that these dogs were present at that time though first documentary evidences are found in 17th century. Once of utmost importance to mountain people for herding and guarding purposes, these dogs fell to disuse due to diminishing predator wolves and introduction of new herding methods. This breed was revived by Dr. Antonin Hruza who set up a strict breeding program for this wonderful breed.

This powerful and well balanced dog comes with a wolf-like head, broad and flat skull and broad muzzle that tapers slightly towards black nose. Oval shaped expressive eyes are dark brown in colour. Moderate ears are set high and hanging. Powerful neck is carried high. This breed has a rectangular shaped body that comes with deep and broad chest with well sprung ribs, medium length straight back, moderately arched loin and slight tuck up.

The Slovensky Cuvac is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI and UKC.

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