Grande Prairie, Alberta
If you are New or Old to this Amazing Breed of dogs, you will find few people more knowledgeable and passionate about Kuvaszok than Krisztian Vas. I, myself have had Kuvasz for 12yrs on our farm. As our dogs were getting older, I was looking for a new LGD/breeding female. Since we wanted to potentially breed in the future, we wanted the best possible Kuvasz we could find. Lucky I was introduced to Krisztian about 3yrs ago. After much correspondence and getting to know Krisztian, we quickly realized that his vision for the Kuvasz is what we were looking for and we obtained Abby. She has been wonderful with our family and livestock and takes her guarding duties very seriously. No person or predator could enter our farm while she was on the job. I have also traveled to Ontario to meet Krisztian and his outstanding dogs, I was not disappointed to say the least…his dogs have the essential characteristics that make a "True Kuvasz ". Krisztian is wonderful to deal with, honest, straight-forward, understanding and someone you can always call for advice and support. I'm truly grateful for the knowledge he has pasted onto myself. I support him 100% in his kennel and breeding program.
For anyone who is interested in owning or being owned by a true real Hungarian Kuvasz I strongly suggest contacting Krisztian Vas. His knowledge of the breed as well of generations of bloodlines, kennels and individual dogs is unsurpassed. More importantly his dedication and never-ending commitment to the betterment and preservation of this historic bred is unequalled in anyone I have ever met. As a Hungarian and decades long owner and lover of Kuvasz, I can truly appreciate the immense amount of passion and hard work he puts into his dogs and into his breedings. I waited almost 2 years to get a pup from him. Having been privileged enough to own a “true Kuvasz” before I was willing to wait instead of settling for a pup from mist other US and Canadian breeders whose dogs are truly unworthy of the name Kuvasz, in temperament, structure, size and overall ability. I finally got my pup from his B litter and she is everything she is supposed to be, at 4 months she is solid as a rock, unafraid and unphased by anything, no allergies, 50 lbs, great pigment and correct in all measurable aspects of a Kuvasz. A true Hungarian! Also, please know that just because many breeders claim Hungarian bloodlines doesn’t mean the pups are what they should be. If anyone would like to contact me regarding Krisztian, his breeding program or anything else regarding owning a Kuvasz please feel free.
Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia
We already had two Kuvaszok,both females, before we eventually decided to get a male. After about a year or two of "shopping", we were directed to Hungarikum. We ordered a male, which we now co-own with Krisztian, and he is - for a lack of better words - a true Kuvasz!
As a young pup, we took him to work with us, every day. At about 14-16 weeks, his guardian instincts came in: no-one was allowed to get to close to me without getting barks and/or growls! At only 19 months, he is still learning what he has to protect against and what/who is safe.
When Veles is outdoors, he is constantly vigilant, particularly paying attention to our local fox and reading the crows for the presence and location of the said fox. He does go for breaks/rest in the dog house, which is strategically placed amid the poultry housing, and at the slightest hint of a threat, he wakes and emerges to do his job!
In the house, Veles is equally vigilant. He will notice the squirrels on the deck,or the neighbour working away in his side vineyard, and alert us. His favourite little person is my 2-year-old grandson, whom he grew up with.
Veles still has to learn proper behaviour with our poultry; he is still rather exuberant, but for the most part he is really good with the birds. When he goes inside one of the coops, his only interest is in the feeders, or hunting for eggs.
Our youngster from Hungarikum has an intelligence that I have never, EVER seen before in a dog, and I doubt that any other breed would exhibit the same! At 16 weeks, he was able to do what our ladies had never accomplished: opening the front door to get in! At 5.5 months, we had to leave him home because we were in the finishing stage of a restaurant reno. Well, 3pm rolled around and he REALLY had to pee, so what was a boy supposed to do? Well, open the human door from the inside, of course!!! And that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this boy's smarts.