Thursday, July 9, 2020

Puppies show characteristic pigment

Claudia of Kuvasz vom Höllenbrand in Germany shares this photo of her 2-week-old puppies.

This photo showcases the distinctive coloring of the Kuvasz:

“The colour of the skin under the hair is also slate grey, best seen on the belly, where the hair is less thick than on the rest of the body....
“The skin has a lot of pigment, and is slate grey. The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black....

“The pads are dark grey, the nails slate grey.” 

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  P. 103.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Action photo - 26

Csilla of Kulcsos Lujza Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this action photo. Is this another amazing swimming Kuvasz?

Action photo - 25

Róbert of Pusztahegyi Kennel in Hungary shares this action photo with two of his Kuvasz.

Action photo - 24

Angéla of Nádas-Kincse Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of two of her Kuvasz "dancing."

Puppy photo in black and white

Claudia of Kuvasz vom Höllenbrand in Germany
shares this photo of her 5-6 week (about 39 days) old puppy.

Puppy growth in 10 days

Kirsti's puppy at 4-1/2 weeks (32 days)
Kirsti's puppy at 6 weeks (42 days)

As the Kuvasz grows, the fur smoothes out in the face and lower legs and remains wavy everywhere else.

Kirsti of Talismaanin Kennel in Finland shares these photos.

Comparison of 6 LGD breeds, head profiles


Rafail in Russia shares this information.

About the family of Livestock Guardian Dogs...

“To this day flocks are guarded in the hills of Asia, Europe and Africa* by powerful, robust dogs that are neither clumsy nor pacific. Despite the distances that separate them these breeds have much in common, and the Kuvasz is a member of this extended sheepdog family.” 

Dr. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  p. 100

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


133,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!

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There have now been 133,000 views of Kuvasz Klips, and 
there are now 5,949 posts on the blog.

These are amazing numbers for a blog written about a fairly obscure subject, a rare dog breed, the Kuvasz! 

This blog has been seen in 104 countries around the world, in all 6 continents of the world where dogs live: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Kuvasz live in all, now including Africa, where several Kuvasz "cousins" also live.

Thanks for viewing and thanks for sharing your photos!
A view of Lake Balaton in Hungary.
Click here for the article:/hungary-lake-balaton-communist-riviera


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July

A boy, Red, and his dog, Rover (wearing ear protection), watch the fireworks.
Happy birthday, America! 
244 years -- July 4, 1776 to July 4, 2020

Random post about Lany and Maya's Florida

A family here in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, home of Lany and Maya, has become a viral sensation, making music videos during quarantine. Their videos have had millions of views worldwide.

Click these links to see a few minutes of cuteness.

Click here to see: Come Together

Click here to see: Up on Cripple Creek

Click here to see: Knock on Wood


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Action photo - 23

Milomir in Serbia shares this photo of his active puppies.

Canada Day - fireworks

Kris in Ontario shares these videos of his Kuvasz, unafraid of the fireworks -- and is, in fact, "protecting" his family from them!

Click here to see 2 videos: Fireworks on Canada Day 2020


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to everyone, including of course the Canadians in Florida!

Dinner time in California

"Dinner time at Ederra Kuvasz."
Maria in California shares this photo of her puppies waiting for their dinner.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Portrait with Two Kuvaszok in Black and White

Istvan Apro in Hungary shares this portrait of himself and his Kuvaszok. The photographer is Jan Valo.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Carpathian Basin, historic home of the Kuvasz

In looking for more detail of the home of the Kuvasz, I found this topographical map. It clearly shows the Carpathian Mountain range and the adjoining Carpathian Basin. You can see the abrupt change in terrain, from largely mountainous to the flatlands of Hungary. The Kuvasz and Komondor are from this steppe area in the middle of the mountains.
Another view of the topography of the Carpathian Basin region.
"The Eurasian Steppe, also called the Great Steppe or the steppes, is the vast steppe ecoregion of Eurasia in the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. It stretches from Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Western Russia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Mongolia, and Manchuria, with one major exclave*, the Pannonian steppe or Puszta, located mostly in Hungary."

The blue blob on the far left is Hungary, separated from the rest of the Great Steppe by the curve of the Carpathian Mountains.

Click here for more info about the steppe ecoregion: wiki/Eurasian_Steppe

*An exclave is a portion of a state or territory geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory (of one or more states) Many exclaves are also enclaves. Unlike an enclave, an exclave can be surrounded by several states.

Click here to learn about exclaves: wiki/Enclave_and_exclave


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Reflections - 2

Eva in Sweden shares this photo of a reflection of her Jolly.

The fur is smoothing

Marie-Paule of Chenil des Grands Blancs in Quebec shares this photo of one of her 6-week-old (42 days) puppies.
The puppy's wavy fur on the face is smoothing and will soon be smooth all the way up to the top of the ears while the rest of the fur remains wavy.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The puppy eyes

Lena of Czaruso Kuvasz Kennel in Sweden shares this photo of her 13-day-old puppy. His black eyes are now open.

“The slanting eyes are special, quite unlike those found in any related kind....The eyes are medium, slightly oblique, almond shaped.”

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  Pp. 101 and 104

Puppy's dark gray pigmentation

Tiina of Kennel Meripeikon in Finland shares this photo of her
7-day-old puppy.

The slate gray of the Kuvasz skin is showing already in the nose, the ear flaps, and around the eyes. The dark gray claw of the mother is seen in the lower left corner.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Zuzana's Čuvač puppies

Zuzana in Slovakia shares this photo of her 4-day-old puppy, a  Slovenský Čuvač (or per FCI, Slovakian Chuvach). His fur is smooth and straight and sleek, a bit different from the Kuvasz puppy. It will become longer and wavier as an adult, as his mother's fur shows in this photo.

Born this way

Zoltán of Fehér-Morcos Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of his puppies who are only a few hours old.

This photo showcases the distinctive texture of the Kuvasz coat that they are born with: 
“The hair is wavy and thick, a real characteristic of the breed....The coat of the Kuvasz is very attractive.” 

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  Pp. 101, 103.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Kuvasz "cousins" - Belle and Neron

Marina in Russia shares this photo of Belle and Neron.  They are Cane da Pastore Maremmano Abruzzese, the FCI official breed name.

Click here for FCI info:  Nomenclature/Standards/201 - Maremma

The name of MAREMMA SHEEPDOG is from The Kennel Club in the UK. "The white sheepdog of Northern Italy were mentioned by the Roman writer Varo in 100BC and it is thought that the Maremma is the result of a cross between two of these early type, the herder of Abruzzes and the herder of the Maremma plains. The seasonal movement of flocks between grazing grounds is thought to have resulted in the Maremma as we know it today. The breed is the result of the crossing of localised breeds, similar to the origins of the Lancashire Heeler. The Maremma can still be seen fulfilling its original purpose in Northern Italy."

Click here for Kennel Club info:  thekennelclub.org.uk-maremma-shepherd

The American Kennel Club does not recognize the Maremma Sheepdog.


Maremma 2021 calendar for charity

Bradley in Australia shares this photo of Maremma father and daughter. He writes, "Very happy my photo has been picked for the Cuore Bianco 2021 charity calendar."


Monday, June 15, 2020

Russian Kuvasz club calendar photography

Apparently this club no longer exists, so no more calendars from them unfortunately. Posted in 2019.

Sergey Ivanov contributed to the album: Filming for the club calendar.

Сергей Иванов  /  Sergey Ivanov
Member of Венгерские кува   /   Member of Hungarian Kuva

Click here to see more "studio photography for the club calendar":  Съемки для клубного календаря.
 

Belana

Sabine of vom Crystal Diamonds Kuvasz Kennel in Germany
shares this photo of her Belana posing on her ninth birthday.

"Aren’t seniors just the best? I think all the years of accumulated unconditional love make them magical " Robyn in South Africa

Reflections - 1

Claudia F. in Germany shares this photo.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

132,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!


There have now been 132,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!
There are now 5,928 posts on the blog.

These are amazing numbers for a blog written about a fairly obscure subject, a rare dog breed, the Kuvasz! 

This blog has been seen in 
103 countries around the world, in all 6 continents of the world where dogs live: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. And at least one Kuvasz lives in all 6 of them!

Thanks for viewing and thanks for sharing your photos!



Video of Akbash in Turkey

This video is a teaser for an upcoming TV show in Turkey. It features working Akbash in modern Turkey.

Click here to see:  Video of Akbash in Turkey (2:31)


About the family of Livestock Guardian Dogs...

“To this day flocks are guarded in the hills of Asia, Europe and Africa* by powerful, robust dogs that are neither clumsy nor pacific. Despite the distances that separate them these breeds have much in common, and the Kuvasz is a member of this extended sheepdog family.” 

Dr. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  p. 100

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)

COOP Jednota TV ad - Duncho and the bread and the jail

This video shows the behind-the-scenes work of making this commercial. Duncho (Dunčo) the Slovak Chuvach (Čuvač) makes several appearances.

This video is 4 min, 36 sec long.
The finished ad is at the 3:53 mark.

Click here to see the video:  COOP Jednota ad - Duncho and bread and jail


About the family of Livestock Guardian Dogs...

“To this day flocks are guarded in the hills of Asia, Europe and Africa* by powerful, robust dogs that are neither clumsy nor pacific. Despite the distances that separate them these breeds have much in common, and the Kuvasz is a member of this extended sheepdog family,” as is the Slovak Chuvach (Čuvač).

Dr. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  p. 100

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Friday, June 12, 2020

Action photo - 22

Edit N. in Hungary shares this photo of her Bodza baba.
I consider this to be an action photo because it's a big dog trying to balance on a little plastic chair.

Action photo 21

Suhail in Ontario shares this action photo of K2.

Action photo 20

Enikő of Dunamenti Jeles Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this action photo of Swan.

15 Maremma puppies

Bradley and Zrina in Australia share the news of their litter of Maremmas: the largest Maremma litter in Australia, at 15 puppies. This is so unusual they were featured in the local newspaper.


Kuvasz can have large litters: my Lany is one of 13. Any Kuvasz litters of 15 or more?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Online Komondor and Kuvasz Dog Show


On June 10, 2020, the first online Kuvasz dog show was held.

How can a dog show be held online?

"The registration just like regular show, only upload with pictures, a judge decides based on the pictures :) but the CAC and CACIB doesn't count. Is just for fun but with real judges.

"For dogs without papers, they did a Puszta Winner contest."

Anja of Védelmezo Északi Kedves Kuvasz Kennel in Germany shares this photo of her Akós and information about the show.

Monday, June 8, 2020

COOP Jednota TV ad - Duncho (Dunčo) and the sports field

Here's another TV ad for the Slovakian grocery store, COOP Jednota, in which Duncho (Dunčo) the Slovak Chuvach (Čuvač) makes an appearance.
Click here to see the video: COOP Jednota TV ad with Duncho

Here is a map to show the relationship between Slovakia and Hungary, and thus possibly the relation the Chuvach and the Kuvasz.
Also the Tatra Mountains in the northern part of Slovakia share a border with Poland, the home of the Polish Tatra Ovarchka, another "cousin" of the Kuvasz.

Kuvasz - Chuvach - Polish Tatra Sheepdog -- all connected geographically, while still in different terrains: mountains, plains, plateaus.

Click here for breed info: fci.be/Nomenclature/Slovakian Chuvach




Sunday, June 7, 2020

COOP Jednota TV ad - Duncho (Dunčo) and bus bench

Here's another TV ad for the Slovakian grocery store, COOP Jednota, in which Duncho (Dunčo) the Slovak Chuvach (Čuvač) makes an appearance.
Click here to see the video: COOP Jednota TV ad - Duncho and bus bench

Here is a map to show the relationship between Slovakia and Hungary, and thus possibly the relation the Chuvach and the Kuvasz.

Also the Tatra Mountains in the northern part of Slovakia share a border with Poland, the home of the Polish Tatra Ovarchka or Polski Owczarek Podhalanski, another "cousin" of the Kuvasz.

Kuvasz - Chuvach - Polish Tatra Sheepdog -- all connected geographically, while still in different terrains: mountains, steppes, plateaus.

Čuvač and Dunčo are the Slovakian spelling of these words; I use the FCI.be English nomenclature of Chuvach. Also, in Slovakian, the name Duncho is spelled Dunčo.


Sunday, May 31, 2020