1/21/18

Fun and photo in the snow

Sára of Halasi-Pásztor Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary takes a photo of herself and her Kuvasz having some fun in the snow.

This photo showcases the Kuvasz's characteristic dark gray skin pigment in the nose, eyelids, lips and palate.

“The skin has a lot of pigment, and is slate grey. The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black....The palate is also dark.”

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

Csubakka

Andrea of Majna-menti Mákvirág Kuvasz Kennel in Germany shares this photo of her Csubakka, Chewbacca, a 1 year old male.

This photo showcases the Kuvasz's characteristic thick, wavy white fur.

“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.

The face of the Komondor

Lászlóné of Hevesi Portámkincse Komondor Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of her Cserkész, who has a new haircut.

1/20/18

Jens blazes a trail

Bjørn Olav of Fjellflokken Kuvasztenyészet Kennel in Norway shares his photo of his Jens blazing a trail in the chest-deep snow in Norway.

1/18/18

Why is "Kuvasz" translated as "pooch"? You can help! -- Facebook

In FB posts, the word Kuvasz, when translated to English, is frequently translated to the English word "pooch." Here's how we all can help correct it!


1. When a FB post includes the word Kuvasz, click on "See Translation." If the word "Kuvasz" comes up as "pooch,"

2. Click on "Rate this translation."

3. Click on "I have a better translation."

4. When the English translation comes up, look for the word "pooch" and replace it with "Kuvasz."

5. Click "Submit"

6. Click "OK."

See these samples:

The word "pooch" comes up (above), and you can type "Kuvasz" right over it (below).

 Once you type in "Kuvasz," click on Submit, then OK.

You're done! Hopefully Facebook's automatic translator will respond to all our "better translations" and turn "pooch" into "Kuvasz!"

Why is "Kuvasz" translated as "pooch"? You can help! -- Google Translate

This chart is from the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (English: World Canine Organization), the largest international federation of kennel clubs, and translated by Google Translate.

Why are all the other Hungarian dog breed names translated into English correctly except the KUVASZ? 

YOU CAN HELP!

When you come across the word "Kuvasz" when using Google Translate, you can do the following to help:

Click on "Feedback" in the lower right corner.

Then fill in the info below.
Click "Send", then click "Done."


Why is "Kuvasz" translated as "pooch"? You can help! -- Bing Translator

When you encounter the word "Kuvasz" while using Bing Translator, you can click on the Thumbs Down icon.

The message "Thank you for your feedback" will appear, but there's nowhere to type in the correct word.

Fun in the snow

Sára of Halasi-Pásztor Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this winter scene.

Young Diva

Zoran of Kuvasz of Jejinic House in Serbia shares this photo of 2 month old Diva.

Kuvasz "cousin" - Eddie


Holly in California shares this story and photo of her Eddie, a Great Pyrenees and Maremma mix.

1/17/18

90,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!

As of today, there have been 90,000 views of Kuvasz Klips around the world!
There are viewers from 86 countries in all 5 continents where dogs live.
Please continue to send in any photos of your Kuvasz to me amy@amyelf.com or on Facebook at Amy Elftmann.

1/16/18

Odin the heroic Akbash is in Time Magazine

There are many heroes in life, but Time Magazine chose these 5 to represent 2017. Odin the rough Akbash in California is one of them.

Click here to see the article:



1/14/18

Young Betyár

Isidora of Homokpusztai Haramia Kuvasz Kennel in Serbia shares this photo of 8 week old Betyár with his new owner.  Tanja R. in Serbia is the breeder.

Bakony

Angéla of Nádas-Kincse Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of her Bakony, a 12 month male.

1/12/18

Remi is back - 2

The story of  Remington: Remi escaped his "escape-proof" harness and was on the loose for 5 days in temperatures as low as 4 degrees F. The weather gradually warmed to above zero (32 F) which only brought rain and turned the frozen ground into mud. About 60 local people joined the search in person, in the dark and cold, including local media and law enforcement. Many others helped on social media, sharing info on sightings. See posts and links below:
Kelly of Redmoon's Kuvasz Kennel in British Columbia shares this photo and news.

Check Andy's FB page for updates: facebook.com/andy.susin


See blog post and TV interview, from WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois:

Click here for the blog post: town-rallies-to-find-truckers-lost-dog

Click here for TV interview: RemingtonTheKuvasz/video 


1/11/18

Remi is back


Andy shares the news and this photo--safe and sound.

Tincs


Isidora of Homokpusztai Haramia Kuvasz Kennel in Serbia shares this.

“The eyes are almond shaped and oblique, which gives the dog a lively appearance, as if smiling."

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams (Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002), 100.

Kuvasz "cousin" - Pyr and goat

Carin's Great Pyrenees relaxes with one of his goats.

Prince

Odette in Germany shares this photo of her 6 month old Prince.

Remington, lost in Illinois



Remington has been spotted in this area, Cowden, IL. Click on the link for updated info.

1/7/18

Lost Kuvasz in Illinois

 This occurred on Interstate 70, just west of Interstate 57 in south central Illinois. If seen, please contact Kelly or Andy.

MyDOG Show, Sweden 2018 - Lena's dogs win

Lena of Czaruso Kennel in Sweden shares these photos.
 Photos and info at mydog.se/2018

MyDOG Show, Sweden 2018 - Ardó wins

Kjetil in Norway shares the good news.
Photos and info at mydog.se/2018


1/3/18

Odin -- Cocktail named after heroic LGD


Even though Odin is called a "Great Pyraneese" in media reports, his breeder states that he is a rough Akbash.


1/1/18

Happy New Year 2018 - 24

ri in Hungary, along with her dogs, sends new year greetings.

Happy New Year 2018 - 23

Ann in Finland, along with her Kuvasz, sends new year greetings.

Happy New Year 2018 - 22

Emoke in Ontario shares new year's greetings from all.