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Hungarian Kuvasz (Imp)


Illustration of Hungarian Kuvasz (Imp)

The Kuvasz comes from the Carpathian plains of Hungary, their ancestors taken there by the Magyars as guard dogs to protect their stock from predators and rustlers. In the past they have also been used as hunting dogs: they are brave and confident.

As flocks and traditional herding have diminished, the Kuvasz has been used more frequently in its native country as guard dogs.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

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