10/29/17

Trailing of the sheep in Poland - Polish Tatra leads sheep trailing parade

The "Love Poland" Facebook page shares this photo of a town's traditional sheep parade, held in October, being led by a big, white dog, presumably a Polish Tatra Sheepdog.
Click here to see the article, Transhumance in Modern Poland, which discusses the political, economic and cultural influences on modern pastoral transhumance, with comparisons to centuries-old traditions.

Also see this post about sheep trailing in Eurasia: our-kuvaszoks-first-job-in-history


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 today also in North America, South America and Australia)