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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'd like to see these two together :0)

The Komondor was developed in Hungary to guard large herds of sheep and cattle on the plains. The Komondor is an almost direct descendent of the Aftscharka, which the Huns found on the southern steppes when they passed through Russia. Rather than being used to round up herds or flocks, the breed typically accompanies the animals they are in charge of to act in the role of protector, mostly without assistance or commands from their master.

The Wensleydale is a large longwool sheep with a distinctive deep blue head, ears and legs. The breed originated in North Yorkshire, England during the 19th century and was developed primarily to provide rams for crossing onto the hill ewe. The breed's greatest attribute is the quality and quantity of curly wool each sheep produces.


Karen said...

North Yorkshire..my stomping grounds for my first 6 years.

gvmama said...

How about that! Those sheep must be heck to shear. :0) And, the foxtails would never come out of the Komondor.