Saturday, October 24, 2020
Click here to see helpful dogs of many breeds working in airports: dogs-detect-coronavirus-fast-and-reliably-why-not-use-them-everywhere
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
These posts are also on Kuvasz Klips, but this new blog consolidates the historic info in one place.
Check it out!
Click here: kuvasz klips history.blogspot.com/
10-20-20 is October 20, 2020.
Click here to see the site to order this: shop.akc.org/products/merch-kuvasz-angel tree topper
Monday, October 19, 2020
Christine in Canada found this link and shares it. Thank you!
Click here to see the video: youtube.com/101-problems-of-hercules (5:32)
Does anyone know where to see the full 55 min. episode?
This TV episode looks great! But why a Kuvasz? Just wondering, as I'm pretty sure there were no Kuvasz in the US in the 1880s. But apparently there was a Kuvasz in Hollywood in 1966, when this TV episode was filmed.
For other videos of Kuvasz see:
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
"So here’s a video from JukinVideo of a cat and two gators throwing down. Don’t worry, the cat wins.
"That said, please do not let your cats walk up to gators. They will probably die. Badly."
Yes, alligators really do live out in the open in Florida, specifically in fresh or brackish water, and so are found in lakes, ponds, rivers and canals in residential areas as well as shopping mall retention ponds and golf course water traps.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The sentiment on this picture frame is that your dog loved you just as much as you did him or her.
Order it online at signals.com/home-frame
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Livestock Guardian Dogs Australia founder Erin Williams said maremmas were extremely resilient dogs and could survive for a long time on the run.
"They're very independent," she said. "They’re self-thinking dogs.”
Click here to see the article: helicopters-wildlife-trackers-deployed-save-missing-maremma-dog
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Игорь Перфильев (Igor Perfiliev in English) in Moscow shares these photos of 2-month-old Kom pups.
Kom puppies are fuzzy from their nose to their toes! Their fur remains wavy all over their bodies. The Kuvasz fur is wavy on the body but smooth on the face and lower legs.
Photographer: Игорь Perfilʹyev.
Owner: Татьяна Лебедева – Tatiana Lebedeva
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
As I read news of the devastating wildfires burning in the western states of the US, I remember Odin. Three years ago, in October 2017, another wildfire was burning in California, and a rough Akbash named Odin saved his 8 goats as the fire raged around them. Click here to see his story: kuvasz-cousin-odin-hero-lgd
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
A kuvasz legnagyobb ellensége nem a betörő, hanem az előítélet | NLCafé
The biggest enemy of Kuvasz is not the burglar, but the prejudice NLCafé
The MKFE gives demonstrations to school children as part of their effort to educate the Hungarian public as to the true nature of the Kuvasz, a Hungarian heritage breed.
Click here for video (5:35): MKFE gives demonstration to school children
Also see this recent post: kuvaszklips.blogspot.com/fake-wild-self-contained, includes above video.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
8th Annual "Day of Kuvasz Loyalty" -- "Brady's Escape," the full movie pieced together from Youtube clips
The movie is a story of American pilots, Nazi officers, and Hungarian horsemen in World War II. American airmen crash-land their plane on the Hungarian Puszta (at the 2:15 point). Both a Hungarian boy and a Nazi officer see the crash and head to the site.
The Hungarians arrive first and rescue the pilots, taking them to their village. The Nazis arrive at the crash site and deduce that the pilots are with the Hungarians, and storm the village (10:58).
The Hungarians hide Brady and the Kuvasz. At the 12:04 point, the Nazi orders the dogs be set loose (the Kuv are hidden from view but of course they bark). The Hungarian man says that it's "too dangerous--they're Kuvasz." At 13:06, the Nazi shoots the dogs. Then, Brady starts a horse stampede around the Nazis to distract them from their search for the American airmen. At 13:25, the Hungarian man goes to see and mourn his dead Kuvasz.
This is one of few videos I know of that have Kuvasz in the story. They appear only briefly at the beginning of the movie, but we also get to see the environment that the Kuvasz developed in over hundreds of years.
The plot: When two American pilots, Brady and Benson, crash-land in the Hortobágy in 1944, they find help escaping the Nazis from the Hungarian residents, because, as the doctor says, "The Germans are our allies, but we are occupied."
The Nazis find the flaming wreckage of the plane but see part of the crew deceased and part of the crew missing. So they go in search of the American pilots who must still be alive.
Though allied with (but occupied by) the Germans, the Hungarians work desperately to save the Americans from the Nazis.
The Nazis shot Kuvaszok as casually and cruelly as the Soviets did when the Soviets invaded later that year, in September 1944.
|Just before the killings.|
My observations on the movie: In spite of the bleak environment and the hideous behavior of the Nazis, and the fear and anxiety the Hungarians must have felt, there was some beauty -- the Kuvasz, the magnificent horses and Grey cattle and Racka sheep.
The ending was slightly happy but mostly heartbreaking, with the characters suffering the hardship and vagaries of war.
Because around this time in the autumn of 1944 the Soviet army stepped into the area of the Karpathian basin and started the biggest known slaughter of the Kuvasz population. We at A Kuvasz és Mi in Budapest would like if this not so well-known historical fact would not sink into oblivion.
For those who do not know about this period, we would sum up what happened from the autumn in 1944, here and on our Facebook page at A Kuvasz és Mi.
Bjørn Olav of Fjellflokken Kuvasztenyészet Kennel in Norway shares these photos of his courageous and determined Kuvaszok.
NATO's military exercise called Trident Juncture occurred in Norway and Iceland in October and November 2018.
This is exactly the same behavior described in the "Day of Kuvasz Loyalty," remembering the Soviet invasion of Hungary in World War II, in which other brave Kuvaszok also faced down military tanks by their owners' property fences. Their fate was disastrous, and we honor them always.