Well, I’ve misplaced my wonderful breed book, or loaned it to someone, so I’m without my ‘go-to’ source for breed information. It hardly matters, though, because you can find everything you ever wanted to know now, online. I love following links. You learn things you didn’t even know you needed to know.
Here’s where my first exploration into the Akbash breed led me:
At the end of this article, there’s a list of breeds known to guard livestock. I wanted to investigate the Kuvasz, since I’ve known one personally. When I clicked on Kuvasz, it led me to this fascinating article:
and then, somehow, I ended up here:
I’ve learned so much in fifteen minutes that I need to rest my brain and take a nap. Partly it’s because I’m a little overwhelmed with the strangely coincidental post I just saw on the Facebook page of a dog-loving acquaintance who has a Great Pyrenees dog. He’s been thinking of adopting another dog, and he wrote that there’s a female Great Pyrenees at our local shelter. I wonder if that dog would enjoy, and have the skills for, life on Mr. Egg’s farm. I doubt it, based on what I read in that last article, but I’ll try to find out, and I can’t help but hope.