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  1. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    As much as we don't like it, they are the same breed. Say I wanted to learn more about German Shepherds. I wouldn't want to go searching through "Working GSDs" and "Show GSDs." I would want to read about the entire breed, about the split, about rescue, and what that all means to me about a prospective puppy buyer. JMO of course. :)
     
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    SILKY TERRIER

    General: The Silky Terrier, or "Silky," is an energetic, curious, happy, busy, self-assured and loving dog who bonds every strongly with his owner and family. He loves attention and craves your companionship, and he wants to go everywhere and do everything with you. He is not a dog you can leave alone, either inside or outside the house. When bored or ignored he becomes mischievous, and especially loves to dig up your yard! He is a spunky, high-energy dog who is affectionate but doesn't necessarily like to cuddle or be fussed over. He prefers to romp and play with you, and loves ball games and chances to run and play outdoors. He has a great deal of stamina, and needs brisk, daily walks. When outside, he should always be leashed or in a safely fenced area, as he has very strong chase instincts and will run away after small animals. He can also be aggressive toward other dogs, and occasionally suspicious toward strangers. He makes an excellent watchdog because he is alert, suspicious, and intensely protective of his family and territory, and has a very keen sense of hearing. He will warn you with loud, high-pitched barks when he hears or sees something unusual. He can bark too much--in fact he loves to bark!--and must be trained not to do this. He will be barky and standoffish with strangers at first, then after a short while grow comfortable with them. He loves to go out into the world and makes a very good traveling companion. He is easy to train and a quick learner, although he may occasionally be obstinate, and doesn't always obey you. He can be difficult to housebreak. He needs firm and patient training with lots of love, praise and rewards. He is not good with small pets; he is much better at catching rodents than living with them! He can live with a cat if he is raised with it as a puppy. He gets along well with older, well-behaved children, but may not do well with those who are too young and rough with him. He basically doesn't shed, and so would be a good pet if you are a clean-freak.

    acceptable colors: black and tan, blue and tan, gray and tan, or silver and tan.

    Temperament: This loving, little terrier is very intelligent, courageous and alert. Affectionate, spunky, cheerful and sociable, they like to be close to their master.

    Height: 9-10 inches.

    Weight: 8-12lbs.

    Health Problems: generally healthy but susceptible to legg perthes, luxating patellas, and elbow displaysia, as well as collapsed trachea.

    Exercise: Needs a good amount to remain calm, but would do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. 1-2 hours per day probably.

    Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.

    Grooming: prone to mats and tangles and need daily brushing. If kept in a show coat, it will require a lot of work. Most keep in puppy cut, so trips to the groomer are frequent (every 6-10 weeks). Needs bathed once a week or once every 2 weeks at least

    Ideal living conditions: Almost anywhere really. They adapt well to any type of living, apartments, townhomes, farm, single family home, city or country life, etc.

    "Ideal" owner: Someone with lots of attention to give. Don't expect to come home and lay down with a nice little lap dog, that they are not.

    Trainability: Very intelligent. Can learn new commands very quickly, but can be stubborn.

    Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed:
    (good breeders, breed info sites, clubs, etc..)
    Silky Terrier Club of America
    American Kennel Club - Silky Terrier

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  3. Fran101

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    Silky terrier owners probably get a sh*tload of.. "WHAT A CUTE YORKIE!!" lol

    and those puppies..OMG SO CUTE!!
     
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    Ohhh yes! lol. I always get the "Is he a Silky Terrier?" with Jackson, which is what led me to discover the breed in the first place. I didn't know so many people around here knew what a Silky was, lol. To me, Jackson fits the Silky temperament to a tee, as well as looks. But I don't know! He may just be my mutant Yorkie. :lol-sign:
     
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    Papeagle: Papillon Beagle Cross Breed

    BREED NAME
    Papeagle: Papillon Beagle Cross Breed

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Looks like a small dainty beagle.

    acceptable colors: White with deep auburn markings.

    Temperament: sweet and loyal

    Height: 12-15 inches

    Weight: 15-20 lbs

    Health Problems:

    Exercise: Moderate

    Life Expectancy:

    Grooming: Minimum to moderate, needs to be bathed about once a month.

    What to look for in a breeder:

    Ideal living conditions: Would be fine in an apartment or house.

    "Ideal" owner:

    Trainability: Fairly easy.

    Other traits: (good with kids, cats, other dogs, pets, strangers.... likes the cold, likes the heat... activies/sports the breed does well in)

    We have only had our Papealge for about 3 months and she does great with our 2 kids (3 & 5) our 2 cats and adjust well to our frequent dog sitting of other dogs, is some what afraid of bigger dogs, like the Bull Mastiff down the street. She does not seem to care for the cold, does well in heat and I walk her 2-3 miles in a single walk per day. She LOVES to play tag with other dogs in our big fenced in back yard. She is fast!

    Helpful sites:Papeagle | Papeagles - Beagle x Papillon Breed Information & Photos - Designer & Mixed Breed Dog Community

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    Izzi Roe - 10 month old Papeagle.
     
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    **Deap Breath**

    You do NOT have a Papeage. You have a Beagle Pap cross. AKA a MUTT. It is not a breed and anyone who is breeding these dogs together is a detminent to the spceisies as a whole, not just the breed. If you own a MUTT great, alter it and enjoy it. Do NOT breed it to god knows what and put puppies in shelters.
     
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    Can a mod please delete the papeagle post? I kinda wanted to keep this thread a lil more informative lol the previously mentioned dogbreedinfo has enough mixed breeds to last a lifetime
     
  9. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    LHASA APSO

    Acceptable Colors: Any color is acceptable, from light blonde to black.

    Temperament: Excellent watch dog. Can be wary with strangers. Attached to their people but not overly clingy. Very active and hardy. Socialize early with people, other dogs, and other animals. Like to keep an eye on things - often from a higher point in the house.

    Height: 10-11 inches.

    Weight: 10-20 lbs.

    Health Problems: Mainly skin and eye problems (PRA, KCS, cherry eye), can be prone to allergies.

    Exercise: Moderate. They need and enjoy a good romp in the backyard or a long walk, but it's not over the top.

    Life Expectancy: Fairly long. 12-15 years.

    Grooming: Extensive. Need to be brushed often, especially if kept in a long coat - the fine hair tends to tangle. Needs to be clipped down, especially around the face/ears/tail/feet. They are extremely low shedders.

    What to Look For in a Breeder: Breeding well-tempered dogs - you want assertive, not fearful or snappy. Health-testing is a MUST - the more the better, especially with eye-related testing.

    Ideal Living Conditions: A quieter household - they are wary of strangers and might not enjoy people coming in and out at all hours.

    "Ideal" Owner: Someone who is home a lot, or who is able to take their dog with them - Lhasas LOVE being with their people.

    Trainability: Depends on the dog, but normally fairly trainable.
     
  10. AliciaD

    AliciaD On second thought...

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    I politely disagree with this statement, :) I know it's much an area of debate in the dog community whether or not shaving is beneficial to dogs. Chows certainly do better in cooler climates, but frequently brushing a Chow's coat to clean out loose undercoat and improve circulation is the best thing you can do to keep a Chow cool. The problem I find with shaving is that dogs don't cool down like people do. Since we sweat, removing clothes helps us cool down by exposing our skin so that the sweat can evaporate quicker. A chow's coat is supposed to protect him from cold as well as heat.

    Shaving doesn't necessarily make a chow feel cooler, and a side effect can be exposing the skin to the sunlight and risking a sunburn.
     
  11. Katkoota

    Katkoota cRaZy AbOuT DOGS

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    Maltese

    Intro info about the maltese dog:

    A toy dog covered from head to toe with a mantle of long, silky white hair, the Maltese is gentle-mannered and affectionate, known for being lively, playful and fearless despite its small size. Maltese are intelligent little dogs that are very fast learners if they feel sufficiently rewarded. Today, their refinement, cleanliness and portability make them a popular choice as a companion dog.

    A Look Back
    The Maltese was once known as "Ye ancient dogge of Malta," for that is where they were first recognized and how they received their name. The breed has been an aristocrat of the canine world for over 28 centuries, owned by royalty all over the globe. Even as far back as the 1500’s they were claimed to be sold for $2,000. And while other companion dogs such as the Pomeranian have been bred down from larger sizes, the first Maltese were the same size as the dogs we see today.

    Right Breed for You?
    Even though the Maltese is a very small dog, they tend to be brave and without fear. They are one of the most gentle mannered of all little dogs, but are also full of energy and very playful, making them great family dogs. Maltese should be brushed daily, and groomed often to prevent mats from forming in their long, white coat.

    • Toy Group; AKC recognized in 1888.
    • Under 7 pounds; 4 to 6 pounds preferred.
    • Companion dog.

    Maltese Breed Standard
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    General Appearance
    The Maltese is a toy dog covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky, white hair. He is gentle-mannered and affectionate, eager and sprightly in action, and, despite his size, possessed of the vigor needed for the satisfactory companion.

    Head
    Of medium length and in proportion to the size of the dog. The skull is slightly rounded on top, the stop moderate. The drop ears are rather low set and heavily feathered with long hair that hangs close to the head. Eyes are set not too far apart; they are very dark and round, their black rims enhancing the gentle yet alert expression. The muzzle is of medium length, fine and tapered but not snipy.The nose is black. The teeth meet in an even, edge-to-edge bite, or in a scissors bite.

    Neck
    Sufficient length of neck is desirable as promoting a high carriage of the head.

    Body
    Compact, the height from the withers to the ground equaling the length from the withers to the root of the tail. Shoulder blades are sloping, the elbows well knit and held close to the body. The back is level in topline, the ribs well sprung. The chest is fairly deep, the loins taut, strong, and just slightly tucked up underneath.

    Tail
    A long-haired plume carried gracefully over the back, its tip lying to the side over the quarter.

    Legs and Feet
    Legs are fine-boned and nicely feathered. Forelegs are straight, their pastern joints well knit and devoid of appreciable bend. Hind legs are strong and moderately angulated at stifles and hocks. The feet are small and round, with toe pads black. Scraggly hairs on the feet may be trimmed to give a neater appearance.

    Coat and Color
    The coat is single, that is, without undercoat. It hangs long, flat, and silky over the sides of the body almost, if not quite, to the ground. The long head-hair may be tied up in a topknot or it may be left hanging. Any suggestion of kinkiness, curliness, or woolly texture is objectionable. Color, pure white. Light tan or lemon on the ears is permissible, but not desirable.

    Size
    Under the FCI maltese breed standard: weight between 6.6 lb and 8.8 lb . However, under AKC maltese breed standard: Weight under 7 pounds, with from 4 to 6 pounds preferred. Overall quality is to be favored over size.

    Gait
    The Maltese moves with a jaunty, smooth, flowing gait. Viewed from the side, he gives an impression of rapid movement, size considered. In the stride, the forelegs reach straight and free from the shoulders, with elbows close. Hind legs to move in a straight line. Cowhocks or any suggestion of hind leg toeing in or out are faults.

    Temperament
    For all his diminutive size, the Maltese seems to be without fear. His trust and affectionate responsiveness are very appealing. He is among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs, yet he is lively and playful as well as vigorous.

    Link: American Kennel Club - Maltese

    and following the above info with my most favorite maltese in planet earth; SNOWY

    Here is the one and only time I grew Snowy's coat long (If I am not mistaken, this picture of Snowy was taken in late 2008).
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    Due to our active life style, we stay at a puppy cut.
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    and Snowy the maltese, doing his thing :p
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    could anyone go on to my photos and tell me what dog breed the pictures of the dog are
     
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    lol had to.
     
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    i wanna see more! :)
     
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    Ibizan Hound

    Acceptable Colors-
    White or red, (from light, yellowish-red called "lion" to deep red), solid or in any combination. No color or pattern is preferable to the other. There are 2 coat types, wire and smooth. Smooth is more commonly seen.

    Temperament -
    Very clownish dogs, they have a "peter pan" temperament.Versatile breed and they can excel in everything from conformation showing, to obedience, tracking and lure-coursing. Very affection and even tempered dogs. Very versatile hunters, utilizing hearing, sight and scent. Very quiet dogs, but will bark to alarm.

    Height -
    The Ibizan may range in height, depending on which Standard you follow, from 22 to 29 inches.

    Weight- 45 to 65 pounds

    Health Problems-
    The Ibizan Hound is typical of the Hound Group in that it rarely suffers from hereditary illness. They can have seizures and allergies, and alot of Ibizan Hounds are sensitive to anesthesia and flea and tick products.Very rarely, one will see axonal dystrophy, cataract, retinal dysplasia and deafness in the breed.CERF and BAER testing is highly recommended before breeding.

    Exercise- Generally quiet house dogs, but are active and athletic and therefore need alot of daily exercise. They need nice long romps in a securely fenced area.They can jump extreme heights and need a tall secure fence. They have very strong prey drive and should not be trusted off leash unless in a fenced in area.

    Life Expectancy-
    12 and 14 years

    Grooming- Very easy to groom dogs, bathing as needed and brushing as needed. Wire coats do require a bit more attention.

    What to look for in a breeder -
    Health Testing and Breeders that are active with their dogs in the ring and on the field.

    Ideal living conditions- Inside with the family, do not make good kennel dogs. Do best with a fenced yard to run.

    Ideal Owner- The ideal owner for an Ibizan Hound is an active person that does not mind a dog that is very goofy, loves their people very much and loves to counter surf and walk on counters. Nothing is high enough up for an Ibizan Hound.

    Trainability- Ibizan Hound's can be very trainable with positive training and lots of consistency. They can be very stubborn and independent at times, so training always has to be fun!

    Other traits-
    Ibizan Hounds are wonderful with children and other dogs! They are very happy go lucky dogs that love their people very much. They can have alot of prey drive, but if raised and trained properly around small animals can happily live with them.

    Useful links for those who want to own/know more about this breed-
    http://www.ihcus.org/

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    What a lovely breed!! I had no idea about how high they could jump! They do seem very athletic so it does make a lot of sense
     
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    vandog Merlie Girlie!

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    Border Collie!!


    BORDER COLLIE

    [ note here: my post below does NOT apply to conformation Border Collies ]
    • Health Problems:
      Heart, hips and elbows should always be checked and certified.
      Epilepsy and Border Collie Collapse are also common.
    • Exercise:
      Um... high? 10/10 to the average dog owner. They are known as good performance and sports dogs for a reason! Exercise doesn't just mean a jog, or run in a park, (although they love this) it also means mental exercise. Border Collies like to think, problem solve and act on it. A good game of fetch, followed up by a hike, jog and than clicker training = happy camper.
      P.S: Border Collies don't understand the word rain, snow or winter.
    • Life Expectancy:
      10+
    • Grooming:
      Medium... they shed daily and have an undercoat. They come in three coat types - rough, medium and smooth. Smoothies are easiest to maintain.
    • What to look for in a breeder:
      Ethics! ... This means health testing (all of it), actually doing something with their breeding stock (i.e not breeding on merit of temperament or test results or if they are good to kids). Look for titles behind their dogs names, or if you are getting a dog from a working ranch (go you!) meet he parents, watch the dog work, get a sense of their personalities.
    • Ideal living conditions:
      Yard, a yard for sure. That's not to say that they can't manage in an apartment. My rescued Border Collie lived with me in an apartment and did great. With that being said, she was on a long and careful exercise routine to keep her happy.
    • "Ideal" owner:
      How about what's NOT an ideal owner:
      +someone who works 12 hours a day,
      +someone who has babies/small children,
      +someone who lives in an apartment
      +someone who has never owned a dog before
      +someone who wants one because they saw them win an award on Animal Planet
      + someone who wants one because they saw them on Babe
      + someone who is not a couch potato

    • Trainability:
      High and Low. High, because they are very smart, and will turn themselves inside out to please you. Low because they are very smart, and will turn themselves inside out to please themselves. They are smart, you see people with a lot of success with them, but this is not without paying a price - that's time and dedication.
    • Other traits:
      These dogs require experienced and dedicated owners!!
      All dogs should be a high priority in their owners lives, but Border Collies should be a very high one.
      Variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Not all Border Collies look like babe.
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      Three words: Energy, Drive, Off switch
      H I G H energy. Please note that energy and drive are not the same thing. Energy is something that can be sated with exercise and a owner that is willing to give their BC activity. Drive is a subjective term, and gets thrown around by a lot of performance breeders these days. "high drive" can mean a dog that is absolutely insane, and doesn't understand the meaning of calm down, or lay on the couch and is just a quivering, neurotic mess. That's where "OFF switch" comes in. Some Border Collies come with them built in, but some don't. This is essentially the dogs ability to settle down, chill out, relax. A relaxed Border Collie is a relaxed owner.

     
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    vandog Merlie Girlie!

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    BORDER COLLIE

    [ note here: my post below does NOT apply to conformation Border Collies ]
    • Health Problems:
      Heart, hips and elbows should always be checked and certified.
      Epilepsy and Border Collie Collapse are also common.
    • Exercise:
      Um... high? 10/10 to the average dog owner. They are known as good performance and sports dogs for a reason! Exercise doesn't just mean a jog, or run in a park, (although they love this) it also means mental exercise. Border Collies like to think, problem solve and act on it. A good game of fetch, followed up by a hike, jog and than clicker training = happy camper.
      P.S: Border Collies don't understand the word rain, snow or winter.
    • Life Expectancy:
      10+
    • Grooming:
      Medium... they shed daily and have an undercoat. They come in three coat types - rough, medium and smooth. Smoothies are easiest to maintain.
    • What to look for in a breeder:
      Ethics! ... This means health testing (all of it), actually doing something with their breeding stock (i.e not breeding on merit of temperament or test results or if they are good to kids). Look for titles behind their dogs names, or if you are getting a dog from a working ranch (go you!) meet he parents, watch the dog work, get a sense of their personalities.
    • Ideal living conditions:
      Yard, a yard for sure. That's not to say that they can't manage in an apartment. My rescued Border Collie lived with me in an apartment and did great. With that being said, she was on a long and careful exercise routine to keep her happy.
    • "Ideal" owner:
      How about what's NOT an ideal owner:
      +someone who works 12 hours a day,
      +someone who has babies/small children,
      +someone who lives in an apartment
      +someone who has never owned a dog before
      +someone who wants one because they saw them win an award on Animal Planet
      + someone who wants one because they saw them on Babe
      + someone who is not a couch potato

    • Trainability:
      High and Low. High, because they are very smart, and will turn themselves inside out to please you. Low because they are very smart, and will turn themselves inside out to please themselves. They are smart, you see people with a lot of success with them, but this is not without paying a price - that's time and dedication.
    • Other traits:
      These dogs require experienced and dedicated owners!!
      All dogs should be a high priority in their owners lives, but Border Collies should be a very high one.
      Variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Not all Border Collies look like babe.
      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      Three words: Energy, Drive, Off switch
      H I G H energy. Please note that energy and drive are not the same thing. Energy is something that can be sated with exercise and a owner that is willing to give their BC activity. Drive is a subjective term, and gets thrown around by a lot of performance breeders these days. "high drive" can mean a dog that is absolutely insane, and doesn't understand the meaning of calm down, or lay on the couch and is just a quivering, neurotic mess. That's where "OFF switch" comes in. Some Border Collies come with them built in, but some don't. This is essentially the dogs ability to settle down, chill out, relax. A relaxed Border Collie is a relaxed owner.
     
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    vandog Merlie Girlie!

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    Shih Tzu


    • Health Problems:
      Loose Kneecaps, bad eyes, heart, and other ailments common to small, short nosed dogs. Allergies is also very common and can be avoided by feeding a high quality, low grain diet or raw.
    • Exercise:
      Low. I've owned six throughout my life and they fall on the low end of the spectrum.
    • Life Expectancy:
      10+
    • Grooming:
      High.
      If you choose to go the usual route, request a "puppy cut" from the groomer and watch the magic unfold. Depending on your Tzu's diet and bloodlines, they may grow back coat quicker than others. This "maintenance" grooming should be done at least once per month if you want to keep a short puppy coat. Cost averages somewhere between $30 - $60 in my experience. Weekly grooming is recommended to ensure they stay tangle free.
    • What to look for in a breeder:
      Health testing and guarantees, plus a genuine interest in where their puppies go. Shih Tzu's have risen in popularity, and with that you get the cliche puppy mill breeders.
    • Ideal living conditions:
      Anywhere. They are perfect apartment dogs due to their size and energy level but can adjust quite well to various locations.
    • "Ideal" owner:
      - quiet or slightly active, not seeking a dog to train for their marathon with
      - doesn't mind a bit of brushing at home, and building a close relationship between a groomer and their pocketbook
      - likes dogs that enjoy human companionship
      - wants a low level energy dog
      - doesn't mind snoring or heavy breathing
    • Trainability:
      Low. This breed was not created to be performance champions, and although I highly recommend you pick up a clicker and work with them, most are content to laze around and do the occasional trick for treats. With that being said, Shih Tzu's can be a great first dog or confidence booster, not to mention ideal for beginner obedience.
    • Other traits:
      - Snoring
      - Long, silky hair that grows quickly
      - Short muzzle
      - Very social with their family

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    THE KUVASZ

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
    A ancient Hungarian breed of dog. Utilized for guarding land/livestock and for a time Hungarian royalty and nobility. It is a member of the working dog group.

    acceptable colors:
    White to cream

    Temperament:
    Highly intelligent and independent. Very humorous with family and friends. Intensely loyal, can be somewhat standoffish with strangers. Very protective of their people, property, and "belongings"

    Height:
    28 - 30 inches for Males
    26 - 29 inches for Females

    Weight:
    70 - 120 for Males
    60 - 100 for Females

    Health Problems:
    Large breed issues. Hip dysplasia, bone cancer etc

    Exercise:
    Daily long walks, and lots of free (off leashed) exercise and running.

    Life Expectancy:
    10 - 15 years

    Grooming:
    Weekly brushing and occasional baths.
    "Blows" coat twice a year but does shed small amounts all year round.

    What to look for in a breeder:
    Health and temperament guarantees. Lots of questions about experience with dogs, and interest in where the puppies end up.

    Ideal living conditions:
    Farm/acreage situation.
    Secured yard/play area is a must.
    Highly adaptable, will be content with plenty of exercise and socialization in any situation.

    "Ideal" owner:
    Patient
    Time on their hands for training, socialization and obedience work
    Someone who wants a lovable, loyal dog but not one that's "in your face"
    Experience with dogs
    Needs a defensive guardian for their property/person/livestock - physical combat between a Kuvaszok and their perceived threats be it wolves, bears, coyotes, or the mailman rarely occur, a good bloodcurdling bark is usually more than enough of a deterrent.

    Trainability:
    Basic obedience and consistent responding to commands can be achieved. No party tricks though. Have patience and be consistent.

    Other traits:
    Thrives in cold, tolerates heat
    Does well with respectful children
    Not especially affectionate in a "typical" manner
     

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