Although Hungarian history books say that in the 15th century King Matthias I used the Kuvasz to hunt wild boars, this breed is not a natural hunter.
This is a classic European flock-guarding dog, probably a close descendant of the great, white Eastern sheepdogs that slowly spread across Europe over 1000 years ago.
The versatile and fearless Australian Cattle Dog is the result of six decades of cross breeding. Breeds involved included the Red Bobtail, Scotland's blue-merle Collie and the Dingo.
The Rough Collie's elegant good looks firs attracted the attention of breeders and then the public.
Guarding a person's homestead is natural behavior for dog.