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Slovak Cuvac

Despite its power, a Cuvac's movements are surprisingly light, supple, and speedy, whatever the terrain or time of year. Its preferred gait is the trot.

About the Slovak Cuvac

Slovak Cuvacs are solidly-built mountain dogs with a thick white coat and a robust bone structure. They are members of a lively, vigilant, and fearless breed.

Over the centuries, these imposing, rectangular dogs have become accustomed to the harsh climate of the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. The breed name is related to the Slovak word meaning "to listen."

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 1, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
11–13 years

Alert / Gentle / Independent / Loyal / Even-tempered / Resilient

Key facts

  • Needs an experienced owner
  • Gentle with children
  • Requires minimal grooming

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