Kuvasz are polite, but rather suspicious and discriminating in making new friends or strangers. This breed is excellent for protecting livestock and your home. Kuvasz requires early and ongoing socialization if his territorial instincts are to remain under control. Kuvasz are gentle and patient with children in the family, but may become concerned and overprotective when neighborhood kids join in. Similarly, he may be amiable with the pets in his own family, yet think nothing of eradicating trespassing animals.