Wednesday, March 14, 2018

History of our Kuvasz - Our Kuvaszok's first job in history - photos from 2017

Our Kuvasz are one of the livestock guardian dog breeds that arose in Central Asia thousands of years ago. Accompanying the flocks to new pastures, they walked in these mountains throughout Eurasia.
3 month old Georgik (on the left) walks with the flock.
This article is about the sheep herders in Georgia who walk their sheep on the ancient traditional routes through the Caucasus Mountains, with their Livestock Guardian Dogs, the Georgian Shepherds. Their puppy, Georgik, is featured in some of the photos as he grows into his heritage.

Click here for the article and more photos:  the-shepherds-of-the-tusheti-mountains

Click here to see the Wikipedia articles about Georgian_ShepherdThe Georgian shepherd is related to the Caucasian Shepherd Dog. There are two kinds of Georgian mountain dog: the short haired Kazbegian dog, also called "Nagazi", and the long haired Georgian mountain dog.
the Tusheti region of Georgia

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)