Monday, July 25, 2022

Puppies ❤️❤️❤️ - 115

Nila Kuvasz in California shares this photo of one of her 2-week-old puppies.

This photo showcases distinctive Kuvasz features.
 "By Hungarian standard the straight coat is not acceptable. There must be special twirls in the coat."*

“...the most attractive part is the head....In profile, the skull is only moderately arched–rather flat, continuing with a smooth line to a hardly perceptible stop and a long, straight nose.” **

*Wikipedia 

**From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  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.” 

From: 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, July 24, 2022

"Doggy-sized" pothole patch

This TV news show in Indianapolis shares this story and picture. I don't know who wrote the headline.
 

Monday, July 18, 2022

158,000 views of Kuvasz Klips!

There have now been 158,000 viewings of Kuvasz Klips! 
There are 6,345 posts on the blog.
This blog has been seen in 105 countries around the world, in all 6 continents of the world where dogs live: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Kuvasz live in all, now including Africa, where several Kuvasz "cousins" also live.

These are amazing numbers for a blog written about a fairly obscure subject, a rare dog breed, the Kuvasz!

Artistic rendering of Hungary's future New National Museum.

Bear, the puppy security-guard-in-training

Ferenc V. in Hungary shares this photo. "I would like to introduce Bear who joined our family 1 week ago. 3 month old little devil boy."


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. 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, July 10, 2022

Puppies ❤️❤️❤️ - 114


Nila Kuvasz in California shares this photo of one of her one-day-old puppies.

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.” 

"By Hungarian standard the straight coat is not acceptable. There must be special twirls in the coat."
Wikipedia

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  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.” 

From: 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, July 8, 2022

"I don't have to listen to you -- you're not my Kuvasz"

Click here to see shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, tote bags and more on site: teeshirt/you-re-not-my-kuvasz


Thursday, July 7, 2022

Puppies ❤️❤️❤️ - 113

Mariette of Kuvasz Kennel vom Quecksilber in Germany shares this photo of one of her 8-day-old puppies.

This photo showcases the characteristic dark pigment of the Kuvasz.

“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 grey, the nails slate grey.”

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  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.” 

From: 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!

 

Monday, July 4, 2022

4th of July, 2022

 

Happy birthday, America! 246 years!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Top and bottom, mom and pup

 
Pál Erika of Fülöphegy-Fehér Kuvasz Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of mother and puppy from her kennel.

The photo of the mother showcases the distinctive texture of the full grown Kuvasz coat: “The hair is wavy and thick, a real characteristic of the breed....The coat of the Kuvasz is very attractive....White is the colour of this breed.”*  "By Hungarian standard the straight coat is not acceptable. There must be special twirls in the coat."**

The photo of the puppy showcases the distinctive color of the Kuvasz skin. “The skin has dark pigmentation. 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.....The skin has a lot of pigment, and is slate grey. The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black.*

*From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  Pp. 101, 103, 104.

** FromWikipedia



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, June 25, 2022

Action photo -- 47

 Juci T. in Hungary shares this photo of her Keszi Ledér Csárdás and caption:
Jurassic World -- A fürdőző Velociraptor
or
Jurassic World -- The bathing Velociraptor



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!

Mo'ne at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York

Mo'ne and Maria stand for judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Maria and Mo'ne are on the left, with Maria in the black suit and Mo'ne with the white coat.

The show was held at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y., on June 2022, in an outdoor setting due to Covid, rather than having it at its usual venue of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.



Thursday, June 23, 2022

Puppy from first official FCI Kuvasz kennel in Poland

Hubert F. in Poland shares this photo of his 8-week-old puppy.
"We are from Poland 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 from the official FCI Kuvasz kennel, the only one in Poland."

This photo showcases the distinctive dark pigment (as well as the white coat), of the Kuvasz. "The nose, the eyelids and the lips are always black....the nails slate grey.” 

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

New e-mail address for KuvaszKlips

 My new e-mail address is KuvaszKlips.AmyElf@gmail.com.

Please use it as often as you want for sending photos, asking questions and sharing comments about my blog.

This is my very first sight of a Kuvasz. It was a picture
only, but I knew immediately that this was "my" dog and
went off to find a real one.

This is me with my Kuvasz Lany and
my Belgian Malinois Tanja.

If you want to use the same app for yourself, click: "toonme.com/"

"You're gonna need a bigger trough"


Meagan in Ontario shares these photos of Thor cooling off in a horse trough. The caption is a paraphrase from the "Jaws" movie -- "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

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, June 21, 2022

The poppy and the mysterious white flower

Claudia W. in Germany shares this photo and writes, "This is how Kuvaszgardens look like now..... full of white dreams in wild poppies..."

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!

Mom and pup snuggling

Erika of Hanga-réti Cudar Kennel in Hungary shares this photo of mother and puppy.

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!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

7-month-old LGD faces down bear in Romania

Click here to see: brown-bear-and-dog-in-romania

Click here to see the video:  youtube.com/lgd and brown bear

Click here to see the article: whiskeyriff.com/7-month-old-pup-doesnt-blink-at-brown-bears-charge-during-intense-standoff/

Does anyone know about this? If so, will you email me at KuvaszKlips.AmyElf@gmail.com with info?



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 at celebration of Saint Vito, protector of the flocks

   Domenico M. of Potenza in southern Italy shares this story and photo.

Location of Ricigliano, Italy.

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, June 14, 2022

Puppies ❤️❤️❤️ - 112

Mariette of Kuvasz Kennel vom Quecksilber in Germany shares this photo of one of her puppies.

This photo showcases characteristics of the Kuvasz head.  

“Although the whole dog is pleasing and well balanced, the most attractive part is the head. This is the Kuvasz’ most distinctive feature.

“In profile, the skull is only moderately arched–rather flat, continuing with a smooth line to a hardly perceptible stop and a long, straight nose.

“The well-proportioned clean head and the almond shaped eyes indicate intelligence and loyalty.” 

From: Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag. 1986. Hungarian Dog Breeds. 2nd ed. Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Kiadó. (Orig. pub. 1977.)  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!

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Historic photograph, 1927

 József H. in Hungary shares this historic photo from 1927.

From what I could tell from Google Translate, the caption is "A group of mature Kuvasz females." If anyone has another translation, please let me know at KuvaszKlips.Amy@gmail.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!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Florida meme -- A tip to escape from an alligator bite

 Alligators --  🐊    🐊   🐊   🐊   🐊   🐊    
Fingers needed to block alligator nostrils -- ✌   ✌   ✌   ✌   ✌   ✌   

Florida meme -- the humidity

 Kuvasz fur doesn't react at all to the heat or humidity.