Monday, August 12, 2013

Rare Breed Monday: Slovensky Cuvac

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The Slovenský Ćuvać - also called Slovakian Chuvach or Slovakian Sheepdog - is a shepherd and mountain dog stemming from the Caucasus mountains. The breed was originally derived from Arctic wolves and they are strong, lively, fearless, and alert.

They thrive in an environment with a large family, children, and other animals to care for. They do great on farms and ranches. These dog are known as good guard dogs, watch dogs, and shepherds as well as great companions. They bond tightly with their families and will fight off any intruder - even if it is a bear or a wolf. They're always white, because in older time this was the only way to distinguish them from threats in the night.

The Slovenský Ćuvać is a large dog - males can reach 28 inches and weigh up to 99 pounds. They do require regular grooming, and they shed each spring.


  1. They are in the same family as my Kuvasz sister!

    1. Oh that's cool! They're so white and fluffy in the photo they look like cotton wool. =D