10/29/17

Trailing of the sheep in Poland - Polish Tatra leading 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.
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.