Pronounced KU-vash. The Kuvasz is an ancient breed of Hungarian dog that was introduced to the region sometime in Babylonian times. It has a smooth, soft white coat, and looks kind of like a Golden Retriever, but is a little larger, and more stoutly built. The Kuvasz makes a fiercely loyal guard dog, and will happily rip out the throat of anyone it perceives as a threat to its master. This has been known to include children and family members.

One urban legend says that in old Hungary, royalty would take advantage of the soft fur of the dog by making specially trained dogs serve as napkins at banquets. The paranoid temperament of the breed makes this legend suspect.

The plural of Kuvasz is Kuvaszok, pronounced KU-va-SHOK

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