5/12/18

History of our Kuvasz - sheep trailing - photos in the Caucasus mountains

The ancient practice of sheep trailing meets modern society as the sheep flock crosses a highway overpass in Armenia on their way to their new pastures.
Dzhan.Russia shares these photos of Caucasian Shepherd Livestock Guardian Dogs walking with their flocks through the mountains of the Caucasus.
This sheep or goat with very long horns is part of a flock in eastern Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains that is guarded by LGDs.


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."

Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams, Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002, p. 90.