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