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    Ancient Hungarian Dogs

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    The Komondor and the Kuvasz are considered the oldest breeds of Hungarian dogs. These large, sturdy and brave white dogs may have accompanied, shepherded or guarded the flocks and the herds of the conquering Huns. Most of these breeds, however, have been extinct for a long time or have changed so much that they can hardly be described as the same breed. Browse Kuvasz dogs and puppies for sale.


    The Komondor and the Kuvasz

     
    The Kuvasz was primarily used for hunting and herding, the Komondor for guarding. Both are incorruptible, courageous, tough dogs, which can be considered loving creatures due to their size but need firm handed masters. 


    The Hungarian Vizsla


    The Hungarian Vizsla descends from the Pannonian hound of the 14th- 15th century, and had the purpose of small game hunting. It was crossed with the Turkish yellow dogs under their reign, its color got stable and more and more homogeneous in time. Until the beginning of the 1900s, however, this breed fell into the background and its population was reduced so much that the national collaboration was the only way to revive this excellent animal again. In the 1930s the wired-haired type was also bred.


    The Puli and Pumi 


    The Puli and Pumi are true all-round working dog breeds that despite the changed circumstances are suitable for the job nowadays. Nevertheless you will hardly see pure-bred Puli by the side of the shepherds in other countries. The other two types occur more frequently but most of them became pets or watchful guardians of the homes. 


    The Hungarian Greyhound 


    The most ancient Hungarian hunting dog is the Hungarian Greyhound which was also brought by the Hun tribes from the east and it was the essential player of the horse-hunting for centuries. 


    In the 19th century it was crossed with the highly fashionable English Greyhound and this gave him a refined appearance while the inner features, his resistance and perseverance remained unchanged. 


    After World War II it almost disappeared and he was revived of some rarely encountered individuals of the breed.


    The Transylvanian Hound


    The predecessor of the Transylvanian Hound is the Pannonian Hound, bred in Hungary from the yellow hunting dogs which mixed with the animals of the native people. After World War II, just like the Hungarian Greyhound, it became a persecuted breed and almost disappeared, but some individuals could be saved from the territory of Transylvania and the breed was also helped to recover. Browse dogs for sale on Dogsandpuppies.co.uk.

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