Kuvasz dog breed – my experience, a book, two movies, a TV series, and an interview with a breeder

During a hike with an entourage on a trail in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, one of my nephews noted that people passing by always look at K2 lovingly and stop to ask questions about him all the time. Hikers on the trail showering their love on K2 It is true – K2 and other members … Continue reading Kuvasz dog breed – my experience, a book, two movies, a TV series, and an interview with a breeder

Can dogs protect us against a fall season bear attack?

"I was yelling hard and waving my hands as I was backing up. I never wanted to 'turtle' and knew I had to fight. I'm not sure how I ended up on the ground … but I remember [the bear] swatting at me. I just started kicking at her while I was on my back”, … Continue reading Can dogs protect us against a fall season bear attack?

Central Asian shepherd dogs – my experience and an interview with an expert on the breed

A Central Asian Shepherd, affectionately known as a lioness, checks out on her charges at Chopaan Guardians Home of the Central Asian Shepherd Dogs He may have died protecting his flock of sheep and the young shepherdess and now even his bones may have become part of the terrain he once had walked majestically. Our … Continue reading Central Asian shepherd dogs – my experience and an interview with an expert on the breed

Why I love livestock guardian dogs and why I think you should too!

Heads up: This article may not be to the taste of those who propound LGD use for the specific purpose of livestock protection only. Kuvasz dogs like this one at Red Moon Acres Farm protect goats and homestead against coyotes, wolves, cougars, and bobcats K2, the Great white Kuvasz and a livestock guardian dog (LGD) … Continue reading Why I love livestock guardian dogs and why I think you should too!

My first Kuvasz – my personal experience with his puppydom and teens

It was a bone chilling -17 C (1.4 F) at 6 am in the morning. I was bundled up well, but treacherous wind was assaulting me through the only exposed part of my body – my face. My eyes were watery. The mentally disconcerting sound of howling wind was accompanied by the calming sound of … Continue reading My first Kuvasz – my personal experience with his puppydom and teens

What type of dogs to have if you live in the land of big carnivores

A cougar is more than a match for a single medium, large, or even a giant size dog Austin Forman, 11 years old, was hauling firewood in his backyard on the weekend, when his golden retriever, Angel, began acting weirdly. Father of the boy was watching both of them. This behaviour explained itself when a … Continue reading What type of dogs to have if you live in the land of big carnivores