Hybrid Breed

Chow Chow + Kuvasz


Chow Chow and Kuvasz Mix ("Chuvasz")

The "Chuvasz", also known as the "Chow Chow and Kuvasz Mix", is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing the Chow Chow and the Kuvasz. These dogs have an interesting and complex heritage, as both parents have a rich history and culture.

  • The Chow Chow: This breed has its roots in China and was originally used as a hunting, guard and sled dog. Their distinctive appearance with their blue tongues and thick, furry coats make them a unique companion.

  • The Kuvasz: Originally from Hungary, the Kuvasz was bred as a herding and guard dog. Their excellent guarding skills and loyal nature have made them a prized dog for farmers and herders.

The Chuvasz is especially well suited for families or households with plenty of space and time to meet its needs. With proper care and love, the Chuvasz can be a loyal, protective and loving companion that will take its family's hearts by storm.

Alternate Name -
Origin China - Hungary
Life expectancy 9 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits

The Chuvasz inherits a variety of character traits from both parents that make it a unique and fascinating companion.

  • Loyalty and protective instinct: Thanks to the Kuvasz's heritage, the Chuvasz is an extremely loyal and protective dog. He often develops a close bond with his family and will vigorously defend them against potential threats.

  • Independence: Both the Chow Chow and the Kuvasz are rather independent breeds, and this independence can show in the Chuvasz as well. He can have a stubborn character on occasion and needs consistent but loving training.

  • Calm Temperament: The Chuvasz is generally a calm and composed dog. He does not tend to be overly energetic, making him an excellent companion for quieter households.

  • Family Friendly: With proper socialization and training, the Chuvasz can be a wonderful family dog. He is often patient with children and can be loving and caring.

Suitability and attitude

The Chuvasz is a demanding dog and is not suitable for every household. Because of his size and protective instincts, he is best kept in a home with a large fenced yard or on a farm. This will give him the space he needs to exercise and live out his natural dispositions. In addition, the Chuvasz needs a family that will give him lots of attention, training and love, as he does not like to be left alone for long periods of time.

Care and health

The care of the Chuvasz requires special attention, especially with regard to its dense coat and health. The Chuvasz's long, thick coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting and reduce hair loss. Special attention should be paid during the coat change.

As with all dog breeds, the Chuvasz may be subject to certain genetic health problems. These include hip dysplasia, eye problems and joint problems. Regular vet visits, a balanced diet and proper exercise are important to maintain this dog's health.

The Chuvasz often has an imposing appearance, which is derived from the characteristics of its parent breeds.

  • Size: due to the size of its parent breeds, the Chuvasz is a large dog that can reach a shoulder height of 55 to 70 cm.

  • Weight: The weight usually varies between 25 and 40 kg.

  • Coat: The Chuvasz can have a long, dense coat that can come in a variety of colors such as white, cream, gray or black.

  • Build: His build is strong, muscular and well proportioned.

Fur length long - medium
Ear shape Standing Ears - Triangle
Tail rolled up - fanned out
Anatomy square, rugged, hefty
Size ♀ 46 - 70 cm
Weight ♀ 25 - 40 kg
Size ♂ 48 - 76 cm
Weight ♂ 25 - 52 kg
Suitable For -
  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Allergies

    Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.

  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • A Chuvasz is a hybrid dog created by crossing a Chow Chow and a Kuvasz.

  • The Chuvasz has a similar appearance to its parents, with a similar build and coat. But each mix is different and can have a unique personality.

  • An adult Chuvasz can grow to a size of 55 to 70 cm.

  • It can live between 10 and 14 years.

  • These dogs require some experience and understanding in terms of dog breed, and therefore they may not be ideal for beginners.

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