Kuvasz dog


The Kuvasz is an ancient breed originally from Tibet. Farmers in the region of modern-day Hungary utilized these dogs to guard livestock. The name comes from kawasz, a Turkish word that means... Read more »
Komondor dog


The Komondor is a descendent of flock guardians used in Eastern Europe and Russia for thousands of years. A direct descendent of the Russian Ovtcharkas, the Komondor by name, can be traced... Read more »
Great Pyrenees dog

The Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is an ancient livestock protector that may have originated in Central Asia or Siberia. For centuries, breeders used it to protect flocks in the Pyrenees Mountains. Early settlers brought... Read more »

Dogue de Bordeaux

According to experts, the Dogue de Bordeaux or French Mastiff existed over 600 years ago, with some models dating back to ancient Rome. However, the exact origins are murky at best, but... Read more »
Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Breeders created the Black Russian Terrier after World War II in Russia as an all-purpose, hardy, trainable military and police dog that could withstand the Russian climate. They created the breed at... Read more »


The Samoyed is a typical Nordic breed, used for centuries by tribes for herding, hunting, guarding, and hauling. It first came to public attention when polar explorers began using Samoyed as sled... Read more »