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Thank you for your quick response! I am enclosing below the breed profile we are using for the breed, so you have an idea of the word restrictions. If you wish to fill it
out, that would be helpful. I have some breed information, but I also like to consult with breed clubs and breeders to make sure the information is correct and up to date.
And below that are the requirements for photos to illustrate your breed.
Breed Profile Slovensky Cuvac (or the name used in the US)
Country of Origin:
Name in Country of Origin:
Original Purpose(s): Flock guardian
Origins/History of the Breed (175 words):
Personality/Characteristics (50 words):
Description (100 words):
Present-day Status (25 words; where the breed can be found today, how numerous in the country of origin and beyond, what roles or jobs it has today):
Claim to Fame (25 words; fun fact about the breed, eg. used in movie, pop culture, famous owners):
As for the dog photos, we are looking for natural settings, full body shots of both adults and puppies, and working shots. We would like these digital files to be at least 8 x
10 inches at 300 dpi (so that we can use them as full page photos if needed). These files can either be saved as TIFFs or JPEGs as well. Whatever you can send us will be
very helpful, but we can work with other individuals as well if you end up acquiring photos from others.
Behavior - Training
When a dog jumps on a human of their own free will they are not "greeting" the human, they are asserting their dominance over
them. It is the dog communicating that they are alpha and/or wishes to own/control the human. A subordinate would never dream
of running over and jumping on the alpha dog of the pack. Space is respect and lower members of the pack respect the higher
members. If your dog jumps on humans, they do not respect them. Note: when a young puppy jumps on humans it is sometimes
their attempt to reach one's face. Puppies need to be taught not to jump up on humans as this behavior will manifest into other
meanings as the puppy grows up into an adult dog.
I remember going to a dog park where a little 4 month old Boxer puppy ran around jumping on everyone. The dog was not heavy
enough to knock most of the adults down. However, they left everyone with muddy pants and the dog was big enough to knock
over small children. The owner did nothing to stop the jumping puppy. After all, it was just a small pup. Everyone around her was
pretty annoyed at the muddy prints the dog was leaving all over their clothes. That is an owner who will have a problem with their
dog jumping on people when they get older.
Puppies should be told from day one, "no jumping". Anything you do not wish your cute little puppy to do when they are full grown
should not be allowed when they are a puppy. Think about the behaviors you allow your puppy to do; is it something you will
always allow them to do even when they are full grown? If the answer is no, do not allow your puppy to do it from day one.
Dogs like and need consistency, so if you are not allowing your dog to jump on you, everyone in the family and everyone who
greets the dog must do the same. You, as an owner, must make sure this happens. It will only confuse a dog if you allow them to
jump on some people who say they do not mind, and tell him not to jump on others. Once you decide you do not wish your dog to
jump on people you must apply this to everyone at all times unless you give the dog a command to jump. A dog should never
jump on a human of their own free will.
|SLOVENSKY CUVAC DOG CLUB of AMERICA 1982
The AKC-recognized Club in America