Maximum download time is approximately 14 minutes @ 28.8 and 9 minutes @ 33.6.

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    It's unfortunate that connection times are as slow as they are right now and that video files are so large. I have many hours of Kuvasz video which I enjoy and hope to share with you sometime in the future.

    If you adopt a Kuvasz puppy, or in fact any dog, you should take as many pictures as you can while they are babies. If you have access to a video camera make an effort to film at least an hour a week. I make these suggestions because it has been my experience you forget how tiny they were when you first brought them home. You may also forget some of their funny little affectations, and what little monsters and clowns they were once upon a time. It's also very interesting to be able to go back and watch how they reacted to first encounters.

    Unfortunately I have many hours of video of Tyra and Amiga I still can't watch. Due to the chain of events, the bad memories blot out the good ones, and I just find it too painful to see and hear my friends again. It was even difficult for me to look through and choose pictures of them for this site, and every time I view the couple I selected, it makes me sad to see my two pups again. So once again for the millionth time I will repeat how important it is for you to deal with a reputable breeder.

    It is not my intention to make you sad while you are waiting for the little movie to download, only mindful. There are couple of things I heard several years ago which spring to mind almost every time I see a pup: "dogs don't like to be ignored or neglected. They crave human attention even if it's abuse." I believe that is true, and find the concept to be very pathetic. Each of us needs to be absolutely certain they want a dog before they are enthralled by the sight of a cute pup or pups.

    Everytime someone asks me why I don't breed Kuvasz, I'm reminded what a breeder said while she was playing with pups she bred: "here you have the life of Riley, and let's hope you have a good life as you go." I would hope all Kuvasz pups are having wonderful lives, and while I would like to spend each and every day with the little ones, I'd never be able to give them up and send them off to the unknown. I'm also painfully aware that for any number of reasons, many Kuvasz pups end up homeless not too many months along in their lives.

    The following tribute is very true, and while breeders have a lifelong responsibility to the pups they bring into the world, we pet owners must do our very best for our faithful friends too.

Tribute to a Dog
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may he be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey thru the heavens.
Senator George Vest, 1870

Children playing with 6 week old Kuvasz pups in a 1.79MB Quicktime movie.