Saturday, January 22, 2022

Ginseng takes a bath

Jordan in Ontario shares this photo of his young puppy.

Bet you’ve never seen a Kuvasz in a kitchen sink before! Welcome Ginseng:)


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

The modern Kuvasz puppy

Szep Ábrahám of Kuvasz-Őr! Kuvasz-Guard! in Hungary shares this photo of his puppy and Hungarian Gray Bulls. The modern Kuvasz understands modern farm machinery, but of course doesn't need it to do his job of protecting his herd.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Láissá-Jacint

Mariette of Kuvasz Kennel vom Quecksilber in Germany shares this photo of her Láissá-Jacint, taken around 1992.

This photo showcases a happy Kuvasz trait: “The eyes are almond shaped and oblique, which gives the dog a lively appearance, as if smiling; one can easily tell what is in its mind from its lively, rapidly reacting expression.” 

From: Dr. Tibor Buzády, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams (Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002), p. 100.

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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Kuvasz-Őr! Kuvasz-Guard! Large Carnivore Conservation Programme

 
Szep Ábrahám of Kuvasz-Őr! Kuvasz-Guard! in Hungary shares this video about his conservation program. This video is fascinating, describing the ancient use of Kuvasz in modern times.

Feral dogs, wolves and bears are thriving in parts of Eastern Europe and people and farmers must learn to co-exist. The Kuvasz is a major part of this co-existance.

Click here to see the Video (2:48) of Conservation Program


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Hungarian Gray bull and Kuvasz puppy

 Zoltán Pető of Fehér-Morcos Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary in Hungary shares this photo of a large Hungarian Gray bull being stared down by a little Kuvasz puppy, on the job already.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!
 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dr. Buzády speaks at Kuvasz conference in 2019

 
Click here to hear the speech:  potkulcs.klub/videos

This is shared by Árva Csilla of /PotkulcsBudapest

Dr. Tibor Buzády is the author of the book, Dogs of Hungary, trans. Bernard Adams (Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó, 2002).


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ovid the Snow Cannon

Claudia W. in Germany shares this photo of Peter's Kuvasz, Ovid the Snow Cannon, leaping through the air in Austria.

This photo showcases the pigment of the Kuvasz skin:

“The colour of the skin under the hair is also slate grey, best seen on the belly, where the hair is less thick than on the rest of the body.”*


*From: Pál Sárkány and  Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 101.







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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sledding fun

Krisztián of Hungarikum Kuvasz Kennel in Ontario shares this photo of fun in the snow.

This photo showcases the distinctive Kuvasz pigment:

“The skin has a lot of pigment, and is slate grey. The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black....The pads are dark gray, the nails slate gray.”

From: Pál Sárkány and  Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 103.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Playing tug in the snow

Tamás Kalácsi of Kárpáti Nomád Örökség in Hungary shares this photo of two of his dogs, mother (4 years old) and 9-week-old-daughter.


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

"Winter suits him well!"

Zsófi in Hungary shares this photo of her pup. 

The photo showcases the Kuvasz head shape:

“Although the whole dog is pleasing and well balanced, the most attractive part is the head. This is the Kuvasz’ most distinctive feature....The well-proportioned clean head and the almond shaped eyes indicate intelligence and loyalty.”*

"The Kuvasz' head is typically wedge-shaped, in harmony
with his body, pleasing, noble, and it shows a considerable strength.
The Kuvasz can mainly be distinguished from other breeds by his
head shape."**

*From: Pál Sárkány and  Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 101
**From:  FCI-Standard No. 54

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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Anatolian shepherd puppy learns the ropes -- video (0:33)

 This is a very cute video showing an Anatolian puppy following along with his sheep.

Click here to see the 0:33 video: Anatolian puppy with sheep

This video is seen at numerous sites online, so don't know the source (a sheep farmer in Türkiye, I presume).


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Friday, January 14, 2022

LGDs facing troubles in Utah

It's a fairly technical article about the laws in Utah affecting LGDs, but it covers issues that other states and countries face, so there may be some ideas that can be shared among pet owners, livestock dogs owners, ranchers, local law enforcement concerning dog ownership, and other topics. The Readers Comments section has some interesting thoughts on the subject.

Click here to see article: LGDs in trouble in Utah


My experience with one aspect of this: I was involved with Great Pyrenees Rescue here in Florida and they have faced similar situations. One is the random breeding of GPs and then abandoning the puppies (and sometimes adults) to their fate. I don't know why there are so many GPs in Florida to begin with, but there they are. A GP Rescue member driving thru rural Florida saw 6 GPs tied to a fence, with no shade or water. The GP Rescue person stopped and loaded the dogs into her truck and went on her way. It was as if the breeder expected this, that he or she knew someone would take the dogs before they died of dehydration, heat stroke, etc.

That solution was great for the irresponsible breeders--they didn't have to go to the expense of caring for their dogs, like spaying or neutering them, buying food, building a kennel, training them, or making the effort to find them new homes, or even euthanizing them.

The GP Rescue found them good homes.  So everyone was happy--the lazy, irresponsible breeders, GP Rescue members, and the new owners of these rescue dogs.

It's gotten to the point that GP Rescue just expects this type of things to happen and doesn't waste energy being indignant about it. They don't have any way to stop it so they just cope the best they can.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

The watchful Maremma

Anton M. in Russia shares this photo of his Maremma sheepdog and writes that the dog is watching and has everything under control.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

"Bro, please play with us!"

 
István Apro in Hungary shares this photo of his adult Kuvasz and his 13-week-old Kuvasz puppies.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Little human and big dog

Nikolett in Hungary shares this photo. Little human and big dogs make great friends.

This photo showcases the distinctive texture of the Kuvasz coat: 

“The hair is wavy and thick, a real characteristic of the breed....The coat of the Kuvasz is very attractive.”

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag, Hungarian Dog Breeds, Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó, 1977, 2nd ed. 1986, p. 101, 103.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Learning how to navigate the stairs

 Andrea of Majna-menti Mákvirág Kuvasz Kennel in Germany shares this photo of her 6-year-old Coco and almost 6-week-old son Ferenc as Ferenc learns how to go down stairs.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Maremma on the job with sheep

 Angelo Persia in Italy shares this photo of his Maremma sheepdog on the job.



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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Friday, January 7, 2022

News about the nation of the Akbash

The nation of Turkey, home of the Akbash dog as well as other LGDs, has officially changed its name to Türkiye as of December 2021.

Click here to see one of the articles: turkey-changes-spelling-to-türkiye/

Click here to see: goturkiye.com


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. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó.  P. 100.

*(and now also in North America, South America and Australia)


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

"The most beautiful dog in the world" -- APPEARANCE (re-posted for 2022)


I love this quote from Dr. Buzády's book. 

"The Kuvasz:

"Breeders and owners treat their dogs as if they were their own children. There are always a couple of characteristics of the dogs in which they like to take special pride.

"Long tales are told of the mischievousness or emotional instability of the Puli, while the attentiveness and enthusiasm for work of the Vizsla are spoken of with pleasure.

"The Pumi’s crazy behavior or the way in which the mighty Komondor can be gentle as a lamb ... the list could grow.

"Owners of the Kuvasz, however, are convinced that theirs is the most beautiful dog in the world – and not without reason.  The handsome animal never fails to give passers-by in the street something to stare at, and there is always a crowd around it at a show."

Dr. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó. P. 89.


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

"The most beautiful dog in the world" -- TEMPERAMENT (re-posted for 2022)


Ivonne in California is photographed as her Kuvasz "springs up in an amicable fashion to clasp her around the neck."


I love this description of temperament! This is from Dr. Buzády's book.

"Mór Jókai [a famous novelist in Hungary] wrote 150 years ago using the words Kuvasz and Komondor as synonymous:

"That the welcome might be more patriarchal, the big Komondors/Kuvasz of the house too passed among the guests licking their hands; and in this is something worthy of comment. The conduct of the dogs of the house is a powerful indication of the hospitality of the householder: where even the Komondor/Kuvasz licks the guest's hand and springs up in amicable fashion to clasp him round the neck, there he is seen gladly;

"but where the Komondor/Kuvasz lies in the doorway outside and growls at you when you approach, there prepare yourself for the question 'When will it please you to move on?'"

Dr. Buzády Tibor. 2002. Dogs of Hungary. Translated by Bernard Adams. Budapest, Hungary: Nóra Kiadó. P. 141-142.


Click here to see the Kuvasz History Klips blog!

Friday, December 31, 2021

New Year 2022 - 10

Edit Wagner of Zalai-subás Komondor És Puli Tenyészto in Hungary wishes everyone a happy new year.


New Year 2022 - 9

Bárándi and her family wishes everyone a happy new year.


New Year 2022 - 8

Sabine of vom Crystal Diamonds Kuvasz Kennel in Germany wishes everyone a happy new year.


New Year 2022 - 7

Paulo V. of Kuvasz Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil wishes everyone a happy 2022.


New Year 2022 - 6

Thomas and Angelina of TA Kuvasz Molen Molen in Germany wish everyone a happy new year.


New Year 2022 - 5

Elisabeth Nahimana Onatha in Germany shares this photo and good wishes to everyone for a happy new year.


New Year 2022 - 4

 
Pernilla in Sweden of Kennel Three C’s wishes everyone a happy new year.