American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Slovensky Cuvac


History

Dating back thousands of years ago, the Slovensky Cuvac has been around, protecting their owners, loved ones and their livestock. This breed is known for their courageous ability to hunt large wild animals down, such as wolves. Today, this breed is hardly seen around the USA, however the breed is a wonderful farm and watch dog.

Appearance

The Slovensky Cuvac is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 22-27 inches in height and weighing 65-100 pounds in weight. This breed has a broad wedge shaped head that is large and forms into a long, rectangular muzzle. Their head is rounded at the edges where their two medium, pendant shaped ears fall gently alongside of their face. Their two eyes are medium in size, almond in shape and generally a light hazel to dark brown in color. This breed is built large, heavy and broad in appearance. Their tail is long in length and large, tapering to a point at the end and feathered with long hair. Their thick double layer coat is medium in length and a white to beige in color.

Temperament

It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the Slovensky Cuvac is used for completing large jobs such as search and rescue missions, poliece work, hunting large game and family protection; this breed is as loyal and obedient as they are large. This breed is an excellent learner who is eager to obey their owner and proud to complete all tasks. The Slovensky Cuvac needs a firm and confident owner who uses positive reinforcement training methods and is able to remain pack leader at all times. This breed does well with children of all ages, other canines and pets. This breed is naturally protective and watchful of their family members. The Slovensky Cuvac is extremely affectionate and loving and requires daily human affection in return to remain well bonded, happy and feeling part of the family.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Professional grooming required at least twice a year.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Slovensky Cuvac prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care to your new family member. A properly fenced in yard or proper fitting harness and leash is required while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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