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Old Jan 17, 2010, 3:06 PM   #7
Chato
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Originally Posted by Torgny View Post
Dave,

Thanks for the reply. The Finnish Lapphund rather has genes from The Karelian Bear Dog, than from the Schäfer. The Schäfer is originally a herder (group 1) while the Karelian Bear Dog is a hunter (group 5)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Lapphund

I find that article rather accutate. Check out the Finnish history, not the American, since they are new over there

These three breeds stand up to wolves. For how long is another matter. Strange, they can be afraid ot small changes in the environment but have no fear in approaching any other animals

Here is Siiri, she's a bit over a year by now. Must do a picture summary of her first year.

(At the moment she's plaing with a massive blue ball)

//T

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Interesting link.

While I never have before I looked up Kuvasz on Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuvasz

They are not related to any of these dogs. According to my Hungarian book, they are one of the earliest of all dog breeds.

They wont stand up to a Wolf, they'll kill it. Indeed, I've seen a video of three Kuvasz fighting off a 1000 pound Grizzly bear. While two dogs held the bears attention, the third would rip at his rear leg tendons. You can see the exact moment where the bear realises they are going to kill him.

These dogs, have different names in different countries, but they are always rare. A nightmare to train...

Dave
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