The Noble Gift

The Kuvasz was one of history’s breeds that was given only as a special honor because it was associated with royalty.

One recipient was the Prince of Wallachia, a sometime vassal of the Hungarian King, Matthias. At one time, King Matthias imprisoned the same prince in a royal tower for many years.  The prince did such a good job of working his way back into the king’s good graces that he reportedly married a member of the royal family after his release from prison. The king is said to have given the prince and his new bride two Kuvaszok as a wedding gift, something the king may have come to regret:The prince was also known as Vlad, the Impaler, but these days we know him better as Count Dracula.

Kuvasz by Jack Pumphrey. This print is available for purchase here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Optionally add an image (JPEG only)