As an adjunct to the article in the Black Sheep News, Ilsa our wonderful Kuvasz has been with us for 11 years and is a very integral part of our family. She is a dual purpose dog in as much as she protects the sheep and is a welcoming committee to the guests that arrive at Wooly Acres my Bed and Breakfast business, she along with our border collie Sparky work together to keep predators away.
When we were lambing she would help the ewe’s clean up the newborns, and consequently, in her mind they were her babies too. However, after the first day the ewe’s weren’t so amiable and would bunt the pen when she wanted to kiss the babies. On the third day when the babies were allowed out in the main herd Ilsa would wander through the group and give the babies sneak kisses, whenever mom was distracted.