Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kuvasz "cousin" - Bankhar of Mongolia - return of guardian dogs

Livestock Guardian Dogs continue to make a comeback around the world. This article is about LGDs returning to their roots as guardian dogs in the ancient traditional manner in Asia. 

Click to read this interesting article and see great photos on a familiar subject to LGD owners:
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.”

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]