National Geographic : 1941 Dec
t) 1.ational ueograpnic society Farmer-warriors of Belgium and France Rough and ready as he looks, the Bouvier de Flandres, or "Cowherd of Flanders" (background), is well adapted to police and army duty. So is France's sheep-herding Briard (foreground), often stationed in listening posts in war because of its keen hearing. Heavy brows protect its eyes in brushy country. Paintings by Edward Herbert Miner Hungary's Kuvasz, Palace Guard ofKings Giant ancestors of these big dogs traditionally came from Tibet, and their name derives from a Turkishterm meaning "armed guard ofthe nobility." In Hungary the Kuvasz served asbodyguard toMagyar monarchs and noble men or was used for hunting. Today many are herders and watchdogs.