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Hungarian Dog Breeds

Hungarian Dog breeds are well known for their hard work and pushing limits when it comes to accompanying their masters, be it in herding, hunting, or guarding. These breeds are famous all over the world for the unique qualities that make them different from other dog breeds.

There are several good dog breeds in Hungary, while the most famous ones are listed in this article.



Vizsla




Weight


Male: 45–66 lbs

Female:40–55 lbs


Height


Male: 22–25 inches

Female: 21–24 inches


Life Expectancy

They have an average lifespan of 9.15 years.


Coat

Short, smooth, and dense.


Color

Copper-brown color, russet gold, and dark sandy gold


Description


This breed was initially bred to be a companion for hunters. Vizslas are muscular but lightly built. These are quite sensitive and may suffer anxiety if separated, and they also fear loud noises such as thunderstorms. These have to be kept engaged to prevent destructive behavior such as digging and chewing.


Temperament

  • Talented
  • Agile
  • Friendly
  • Active
  • Protective

Wirehaired Vizsla




Weight


Male: 55 to 65 lbs

Female:45 to 55 lbs


Height


Male: 23 to 25 inches

Female: 21 to 24 inches


Life Expectancy

12 – 14 years


Coat

Wiry, close-lying, durable, and dense.


Color

Mustard, pepper


Description


The Wire-haired Vizsla is a medium-sized, active dog with tracking and retrieving abilities. Wire-haired Vizsla requires plenty of exercises to be kept active, and this breed is a little more giant and possesses a more substantial bone than the Vizsla.


Temperament

  • Energetic
  • Gentle-mannered
  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Highly affectionate

Komondor




Weight


Male: 110–132 lbs

Female: 88–110 lbs


Height


Male: 27.5 inches

Female: 25.5 inches


Life Expectancy

10-12 years


Coat

Long, thick, and strikingly corded.


Color

Cream or buff, which fades into white.


Description


This breed dogs have a large, muscular body with plenty of dense bone and substance, covered with a heavy coat. They turn out to be decent watchdogs and will start to bark if they find anything unusual or suspect anyone.


Temperament

  • Calm and steady
  • Fearless
  • Gentle
  • Protective
  • Affectionate

Kuvasz




Weight


Male:45–52 kgs

Female: 32–41 kgs


Height


Male: 70–76 cms

Female: 65–70 cms


Life Expectancy

9-12 yrs


Coat

Medium and thick


Color

White


Description


The Kuvasz is a large, slightly longer than tall, white, flock-guarding dog. These dogs love to be active around the day and therefore need a lot of exercises. These dogs show affection towards their family but might prove to be unwelcoming of strangers.


Temperament

  • Intelligent
  • Clownish sense of humor
  • Loyal and patient
  • Strong-willed
  • Protective

Puli




Weight


25 to 35 pounds


Height


Male:

Female: 42 cms


Life Expectancy

12 to 16 years


Coat

Thick


Color

Black, all shades of gray, and white


Description


They tend to be bulky in appearance and are best known for the long, corded coat resembling dreadlocks. The Puli tends to bark as it is quite vocal. They need proper training and exercises; otherwise, they can turn out to be naughty dogs.


Temperament

  • Intelligent
  • Agile
  • Strong-Willed
  • Loyal
  • Friendly

Conclusion


Looking at the features and the temperament, we can safely say that these dog breeds are incredibly loyal to their masters and also makes excellent pet dogs if given proper training. Since we are well aware that a little discipline is necessary for everyone, be it for humans or dogs.