The Kuvasz is one of a group of large, white or mostly white livestock guard dogs whom have protected their charges throughout Europe for thousands of years. While there are similarities, there are some marked differences.
The Hungarian Kuvasz has an ancient lineage and is believed to have been mentioned in Hungarian records. While traditionally livestock guard dogs, they were also royal guard dogs. In the last few decades, they have become increasingly sought after as companion dogs.
The Kuvasz and the Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is slightly bigger than the Kuvasz and are a thicker, beefier build. They also carry more coat that is longer and not as wavy as the Kuvasz. Kuvasz are also pure white and the Pyrenees often has light markings of tan/biscuit or a badger color. The Kuvasz is said to be more affectionate and easier to live with. They also bark a wee bit less than a Pry. Either way, they are adored by their many fans.