Saturday, December 7, 2019

Puppy in the straw

Ábrahám of Kuvasz-Őr! Kuvasz-Guard! in Hungary shares this photo of his 3-month-old male pup.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Zerge

ni in Hungary shares this photo of Zerge the Kuvasz with Mudi friends, Kicsi and Bojti.


Features of the Kuvasz

Monika in Hungary shares this photo of her Bátor.

This photo showcases several of the Kuvasz's distinctive characteristics: the white fur; the black skin pigment (seen in the ear flap, nose, lips, eyes and eyelids); the short, sleek fur of the face, changing to the thick, wavy fur of the body.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Halona in the snow

Észbontó Halona Izusa Kassa in Germany shares this photo of her Halona pausing in the snow.

This photo showcases the distinctive texture of the Kuvasz coat: 

“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, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 101, 103.

Iphie's Advent wishes

Young Iphie of Sabine's vom Crystal Diamonds Kuvasz Kennel in Germany shares good wishes for Advent.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

126,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!

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There have been 1,000 viewings in just 17 days.

There are 5,772 posts on the blog.
Those are amazing numbers for a blog written about a fairly obscure subject, a rare dog breed, the Kuvasz! 
This blog has been seen in 100 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!


Hadúr

Krisztina K. in Hungary shares this photo of her 1-1/2 year old male, Hadúr.

This photo showcases the Kuvasz coloring.
“The skin has a lot of pigment, and is slate grey. The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black....The eyes are either dark brown or black."

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 102, 103.

Vittus

Claudia W. in Germany shares this photo of her Vittus v. Höllenbrand, a 1 year old male.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Great Pyrenees on "Pit Bulls and Parolees" TV show

Villalobos Rescue Center is in New Orleans.

Company Overview
Founded by Tia Maria Torres, Villalobos Rescue Center is a 501c3 registered charity focusing on rehabilitation and rescue of the American Pit Bull Terrier dog, with help from the parolees who work and care for the dogs.

"The show's mission, stated in voiceover during the show's opening credits by founder Tia Maria Torres, is twofold: to combat misconceptions about pit bulls and other similar dogs (often referred to as "bully breeds"), and to provide employment and a stable transition for recent parolees who are trying to return to society."

One of the rescue workers at Villalobos adopted one of the rescue dogs that came in as an owner turn-in. This dog was not a pit bull, but rather a Great Pyrenees, named Sweet Tart. (The Pyr, of course, is a Kuvasz "cousin," one of the white guardian breeds of Europe.)

Click here to see the 2:15 video: pit-bulls-and-parolees-sweet-tart-cancer.

Click here to see their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/VillalobosRescueCenter

Click here to see the Animal Channel TV info: pitbulls-and-parolees/about


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Maremma "puppy boop"

Bradley in Australia shares this photo of his Maremmas. The puppy is 12 weeks old.

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 Maremma.

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams, Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002, p. 90.

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

Saturday, November 23, 2019

COOP Jednota TV ad with Cuvac and puppy in Christmas video

The COOP Jednota supermarket in Slovakia has a series of TV ads that feature two men in rural Slovakia and their Cuvac. The Cuvac is not in every ad, but is in many, and sometimes the Cuvac talks.

Click here to see the latest TV ad from COOP Jednota in Slovakia featuring a Cuvac:  COOPJednota/videos/Christmas 2019

Given the rural setting of the ads, it's appropriate that he uses a garden hoe as a selfie stick.

Click here to see more videos on the store's FB page: facebook.com/COOPJednota



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 Slovakian Cuvac.

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams, Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002, p. 90.

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


COOP Jednota TV ad featuring Cuvac and other dog breeds in a herding contest

The COOP Jednota supermarket in Slovakia has a series of TV ads that feature two men in rural Slovakia and their Cuvac. The Cuvac is not in every ad, but is in many, and sometimes the Cuvac talks.
Click here to see: COOP Jednota TV ad about sheep herding

Click here to see more videos on the store's facebook.com/COOPJednota


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 Slovakian Cuvac.

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams, Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002, p. 90.

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


COOP Jednota TV ad with talking Cuvac

The COOP Jednota supermarket in Slovakia has a series of TV ads that feature two men in rural Slovakia and their Cuvac. The Cuvac is not in every ad, but is in many, and sometimes the Cuvac talks, as in this ad.
Click here to see:  talking-cuvac-in supermarket-tv-ad

Also see these ads: lgd-in-tv-commercial-in-slovakia

 Click here to see more videos on their FB page: facebook.com/COOPJednota


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 Slovakian Cuvac.

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams, Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002, p. 90.

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


Friday, November 22, 2019

Resting in the straw

Anja of Védelmezo Északi Kedves Kuvasz Kennel in Germany shares this photo of her 3-month-old puppy Adahly.

“Although the whole dog is pleasing and well balanced, the most attractive part is the head. This is the Kuvasz’ most distinctive feature....In profile, the skull is only moderately arched–rather flat, continuing with a smooth line to a hardly perceptible stop and a long, straight nose.”

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 101.

Playing in the Norwegian snow

Playing in the snow :-) Kjetil Nilsen with Jens and Kászon at Fjellflokken's Dog Yard

Bjørn Olav of Fjellflokken Kuvasztenyészet Kennel in Norway shares this photo.

Kuvasz "cousin" - Cuvac portrait

Hello from Czech republic.🇨🇿
Šárka in the Czech Republic shares this photo of her Slovenský Čuvač. She writes, "Kuvasz a Slovak cuvac, they are two diffrent similar breeds, kuvasz is from Hungarian deserts (pusta, meadows) and cuvac from Slovak mountains, they have different type of hair."

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Monk and LGD

Руслан Боднарчук / Ruslan Bodnarchuk in Ukraine shares this photo of a monk and LGD meeting in Tibet.

Sheep trailing in Ireland

No need for LGDs in Ireland but the sheep trailing pattern is the same as in other parts of the world.

From: irish-around Facebook page.

Helpful dogs of many breeds - helping koalas from fire


"A border collie-koolie cross is helping find at-risk koalas living in areas in Australia that have been devastated by bushfires."


Nov. 20.

What is a Koolie ? 


Saturday, November 16, 2019

125,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!

There have been 1,000 viewings in just 16 days.

There are 5,759 posts on the blog.
Those are amazing numbers for a blog written about a fairly obscure subject, a rare dog breed, the Kuvasz! 
This blog has been seen in 100 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!
The Chain Bridge, the first bridge to connect Buda and Pest.


Friday, November 15, 2019

Kuvasz puppy in England

Erika of Fülöphegyi-Fehér kuvaszok in Hungary shares this photo of one of her pups who is now living in England with her new owner, Erini.

Kuvasz "cousin" - Hanga the Komondor

Click on this link to see a series of photos of Hanga the Komondor in Lithuania:


Also see the earlier post on KuvaszKlips: video-of-swimming-komondor.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Czaruso four

Lena of Czaruso Kuvasz Kennel in Sweden shares this photo of her breeding group.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

11-12 day old puppies

Adorable 12-day-old puppy.
Enikő of Dunamenti Jeles Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this photo. 

The facial fur is smoothing while the body fur keeps its distinctive waviness and the dark gray pigment is developing. At 11-12 days the almond-shaped eyes are open. 

8-day-old and 12-day-old Kuvasz pups

Adorable 12-day-old puppy.
Adriënne of Kennel Kuvasz Magasztos in the Netherlands shares these photos of her young puppies. The facial fur is smoothing and the dark gray pigment is developing. At 12 days the almond-shaped eyes are open. 
Adorable 8-day-old puppy.

3-day-old Kuvasz puppies

Adorable 3-day-old puppies.
Marie-Paule of Chenil des Grands Blancs in Quebec shares this photo of 2 of her young puppies.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Kuvasz "cousin" - Kom pup at 4 weeks

This pup belongs to Марина Себелева in Russia.
 Marina in Russia shares this photo of her 4-week-old Komondor. As he grows, his fur remains wavy from his nose to his toes.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Driving the cattle out of Hortobágy

mere:  puszta, merő, egyedüli
Click here to learn more about this event:  Hortobágy and bulls


The regular flooding of the Tisza provided local farmers with fertile pastures for their herds and allowed for Hungarian Grey Cattle to be exported to Western-Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Important trade roads were established for this activity. These roads later became known as the "salt-roads" on which salt was transported from the salt mines of Transylvania. 

Hortobágy, steppe region in east-central Hungary. It lies between the Tisza River and the city of Debrecen.



150 centimeters is 4'11". Since the caption says "about" 150 cm, I'll
call it 5' even.  Weight of 900 KG is 1,984 lbs.
Kuvasz male is about 75 cm. That's about 2-1/2 feet or 30 ".

Here are the Kuvasz helping drive the cattle out of Hortobágy



We Photoshopped these Kuvaszok into the photos of the Hungarian gray bulls and the buffalo. Kuvasz and Komondors should be included in real life in a situation such as this! 


On the job in Hungary

Szep Ábrahám of Kuvasz-Őr! Kuvasz-Guard! in Hungary shares this photo of his Kuvasz guarding his sheep.

Visiting in the corral

Móni in Hungary shares this photo of her horse and Kuvasz.

Akbash puppies and girls in Turkey

Bircan Tipi in Turkey shares this photo of his daughters playing with their Akbash puppies.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Kuvasz activism

Kirsti of Talismaanin Kennel in Finland shares this photo of
Talismaanin Nordic Legend of Braveheart and her husband and child.

“Today we went to a shopping mall to resist dog ban.”

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween 2019 - vom Crystal Diamonds

 Sabine of vom Crystal Diamonds Kuvasz Kennel in Germany sends holiday greetings.

Halloween 2019 - in the shadows

Thomas and Angelina in Germany wish everyone a happy Halloween.