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Apr 02, 2019

Hungary's Kuvasz dog breed faces extinction

Due to the dangerously low numbers of the rare pooches, breeders have engaged in widespread social engagement and urged nationwide cooperation to save the Kuvasz breed

One of Hungary’s oldest dog breeds, the Kuvasz, is facing extinction.

According to official data, the annual growth rate is between just 150 and 250 dogs, which is equivalent to the extinction rate.

The Hunnia Kuvasz Breeders' and Cultural Association has issued a press release that states the number of Kuvasz pets has fallen to just 1,800 registered dogs. The association has also engaged in research to explore and develop the renewal of the breed.

Due to the dangerously low numbers of the rare pooches, breeders have engaged in widespread social engagement and urged nationwide cooperation to save the breed.