The Slovensky Cuvac is unfailingly loyal and courageous, always ready to fight off any invader, including bears and wolves. According to historical tradition, he is only reared in white to identify him from wild animals at night.
The sturdy constitution, magnificent appearance, and thick white coat of the Slovensky Cuvac breed conform to those of a mountain dog. He has a strong backbone, and a lively disposition, and is courageous, vigilant, and alert. He has been accustomed to the harsh temperature of Slovakia’s mountains, particularly the Tatra Mountains, for millennia. His attentiveness and alertness contributed to his moniker, which means “to hear” in Slovak.