GLACIER CREEK HUNGARIAN KUVASZ

 


 

 

 

 

 

Bear Tested, Mother Approved

 

Welcome to Glacier Creek Hungarian Kuvasz, founded in Eagle River, Alaska!  Temperament and working ability are our top priorities, and our puppies combine the finest imported bloodlines to become trustworthy family pets, Best in Show and Top 10 winners, obedience stars and proven livestock guardians.   We strive to preserve the Hungarian style heritage of the kuvasz we breed.  Our puppies are raised in our home as versatile working members of our family where they patrol our forest to drive off  wayward bears and wolves.
 
 
Home of Tezla, #1 Kuvasz Female in Breed again for 2013 and 2014!
  We are now located in beautiful Helena, Montana, the Gateway to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
 

   

BrendaBreeder of MeritBrenda
 
Overall Top Grand Champion Producing Breeder
Top Champion Producer 2012 and 2013

More champions and grand champions produced in the last 5 years  than any other breeder, more group placers in 2012, 2013 and 2014
Champions that are more than just a pretty face, they work too!


 PUPPY NEWS!

 

Mokany and Brother

 

 


    

Exciting news, our current litter has been sired by an Authentic Hungarian Kuvasz!  We have one male puppy available Thanksgiving weekend. All pups will  be raised on our forested acreage, imprinted  with livestock and guaranteed not to test "affected" by Optigen PRA .Please click on the Email link for more information about any of our dogs or call: (406), Four-Six-One, Three-Nine-Seven-Nine.

We will be breeding another litter in the spring, perfect timing for imprinting on newborn livestock. Early reservations are recommended for females.

Our dogs are not raised in a kennel but in our home up in the Ponderosa Pine forest where they have free access to acres of forest where they learn to patrol with their working parents in the wholesome but rugged Montana environment. Bears, wolves, mountain lions, coyotes and foxes cross the property from the continental divide.

 

We attended the World Show in Budapest Hungary and brought back a souvenier from a top Gold Wreath breeder.  Edeleny Kerti Nyalka and frozen Feher-Morcos Unikum. 

SHOW NEWS

 


 

 

#1 FEMALE AGAIN for 2013 and 2014! BIS Houston Working Group Show, Reserve BIS Bismarck KC

Tezla, SILVER Grand Champion Mattiaci High Voltage At Glacier Creek (Pluto X Finja)

Pictured winning the Working Group with Judge Charles Trotter and her best friend Monica Lamontagne
Best in Show Puppy at the London Ontario shows and Best of Winners at the Kuvasz Club of Canada show at 10 months, owner-handled.  
Multiple AKC Group WINNER 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013b prcd-Pra clear by parentage,  CHIC with all normalOFA results. #1 Female All Breed 2009/2010/2012/2013/2014.  GROUP 1 Winner in 2011 only six months after whelping 12 pups!  Tezla has accomplished a lot of "Only" awards. Only group winning female kuvasz in 2012/2013 (one of two overall), and only 2012/2013 group placer with grand champion (and/or multiple group placing!) offspring.  By nine months her son, Ch. Glacier Creek's Sparks A Flyin won his championship and started on Grand Champion points, at a little over a year, became a multiple group placer to rank in the Top 5 All Breed and in 2013 became a Grand Champion before the age of 2!  Tezla and Sparky are the only mother/son duo to place in group in the same year for at least15 years and are in the top 5 for 2012 AND 2013! Tezla was the #1 Female All Breed for 2012 (she took that honor from her cousin Gia) and became the second Silver Grand Champion and the only female! The only female group winner for 2013. The only Grand Champion who works as a predator control dog when she isn't at shows.

 Teza is the ONLY Grand Champion with a multiple group placing champion offspring! 

 Outstanding Conformation Performance Award Qualifier from the Kuvasz Club of America.

Bonnie and Sparky reinventing breed history!  Sparky is now a multiple group placer and will be ranked in the Top 5 All Breed for 2012 and 2013.  He is currently #2 for 2013!! This is the first mother/son duo to place in group in the same year for over 15 years (if ever) and also rank in the Top 5 together.  Grand Ch. Glacier Creek's Sparks A Flyin', owned by Sally Stephens and handled by Bonnie Leech

Grand Ch. Glacier Creek's Spirit of the Wind, Gia (Brenda X Gabor)

 Both majors and an Award of Merit over champions Nationals Weekend 2011. Multiple Group placer, 2011 and 2012, Top 10 and 2011 Eukanuba Invitational Best Opposite Award Winner-- Breeder/ownerhandled. Gia is the first Grand Champion of 2012! And has been ranked in theTop 5 All Breed for all of 2012. Conformation performance award qualifier from the Kuvasz Club of America

GENERATIONS OF LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS

Thumper
Ch. Glacier Creek's Catch the Beat, "Thumper" with his sheep in British Columbia

Apollo
Phil's son Apollo with his goats in Virginia

Brenda, Phil, Magda and Katrina

 

 

 

 Congratulations to KISKA, Ch. Icefog's Cascade at Glacier Creek, the first Kuvasz Club of America Hall of Fame dam qualified since the 1980's! The only working HOF LGD dam, ever? Possibly the only imported HOF Dam? Thank you Kris Finbow, Icefog Kuvasz for this girl who has made such a historic contribution to the breed! Kiska celebrated her accomplishments by driving a grizzly bear and cubs off the property, at 10 years of age! Kiska worked for 3 years as a livestock guardian dog with meat goats and several of her children are livestock guards as well as horse farm guards, showing champions can be LGD's too!

OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE STARS
 

 

 

 

OUR PAST STARS
Littermates Brenda and Magda are both GROUP WINNERS for 2006!  Brenda won multiple Award of Merits 2006 Specialty Weekend, one Breeder/Owner/Handled! She ended up #2 Breed for 2006 and is currently:

 

Brenda, AKC's 2007 #1 All Breed, #1 Breed 2007 Eukanuba 2007 BOB Winner
 Brenda Westminster BOB
 2008 Westminster Best of Breed Winner! #1 Breed through April 2008

 

Check out Brenda on the Animal Planet Web Site and The Westminster Kennel Club Site!

 

 

 

Fang achieves his Rally Novice title 2 days before his 9th birthday with qualifying scores in 3 straight trials, even scoring a 96 along the way, and achieves his Rally Advanced title 2 months before his 10th birthday in only 2 weekends!  He went on to win his first leg in Excellent.  The ONLY kuvasz singlehandedly breeder/owner/handled to a championship, group placement, CD, RN and RA! At nearly 12, he is the first and ONLY kuvasz to qualify in Rally in Canada!!  Congratulations to Melissa Paul and Magda on their new Rally Novice title May 2007, qualifying the first 3 days in the ring and placing in their  class twice!

 

 

Pluto wins more awards than any male in history at the 2005 Kuvasz Club of America Specialty Show in Wichita, Kansas to become Ch. Glacier Creek's White Lightning!  Best in Sweeps, Winner's Dog, Best of Winners, Best Bred-by and Best Brace with Brenda!  They have gone on to win mutiple Best in  Show Brace awards in Alaska, and Pluto won BOB his first time out as a special, junior-handled!  He's gone on to win the group at the International shows and win his UCI-International Championship in 3 shows and BOS at both Eukanuba 2005 and Westminster 2006.

Phil wins Best of Breed over 20 specials during the 2006 Specialty Weekend to become #1 male in breed through the summer by a landslide!  All from the 12-18 month class!   

 

 

 

 


Latest Show News  updated 4/3

 

 

 

 

 

KISKA IS TOP PRODUCING DAM 2004 and 2005!! She now has 10  titled offspring (with THREE TOP 10 group placers, TWO Group Winners, a Westminster and Eukanuba Invitational Best of Breed Winner and a #1 Breed and ALL BREED)!!  Here she is escorting a bull moose off the property. The next day she worked a bear off the property  

 


Gkar
Happy 6th Bithday G'kar! G'kar is OFA Excellent, prcd-PRA clear. Frozen Semen Available

 

 

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Tanya started 2004 off with a bang, Working Group 3 out of the Veteran's Class, breeder/owner handled and more Best of Breeds in San Antonio and Alaska in March.  She won Back to Back Best of Breeds from the Veterans Class in Wyoming in May, then an Award of Merit at the Nationals.  She also won Best of Breed and a Group 3 from the Veterans Class at the AKA sponsored entry the day after the Nationals to rank as #1 Breed, #3 All Breed through June!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonia #1 2003 and Best in Show
Sonia started off 2003 with back to back Best of Breeds in St. Paul, MN, back to back Group 3's in Hamburg, NY and a Group 2 and 3 in Novi, Michigan. She ended the weekend with a BEST IN SHOW.  She was in the TOP 5 Working Dogs , as one of only four of the Top 5 in the nation who won a BIS in January! This put her as  #1 All Breed (Dog News System)and the only group winning bitch for 2003! The judge, Mrs. Susanne Dillon, said "it was amazing.  There was a light that shown down on her and she was so lovely"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ch. Peachtree's Furrondie's Rainey.  Rainey won her championship at the 2003 KCA National Specialty at 16 months with Best of Winners over the Award of Merit winning WD!!!  In 2003 she won multiple Best of Breeds over champions from the classes, UCI International Best in Show (owner/handled), First Award of Excellence at the 2003 Eukanuba Invitational, Best of Breed at the American Kuvasz Association sponsored show in Columbus, Ohio and Top 10 Breed rank.  In 2004,  her wins include multiple owner/handled Canadian group placements to rank #1 Bitch in Canada, AKC Top 3 breed status and multiple group placements! In 2005 she added Best of Breed at Westminster and another group placement.   Rainey passed all her health clearances and lives with coowner Julie Volkheimer as an invaluable guardian of top winning pomeranians!

 

Rainey

 

 

Rainey's breeder's page can be found at Peachtree Kuvasz

 

 

 

 Announcements

 

Kiska and G'kar's puppies are HERE!  6 girls and 4 boys born 12/22/04.   Pictures of Kiska and some of her previous puppies are here  This is a repeat breeding of Brenda, 2005/2007 #1 Kuvasz in Breed, Award of Excellence Winner at the 2005/2006 Eukanuba Invitational Shows/Best of Breed Winner 2007, Award of Merit Winner Westminster 2005/2007 Best of Breed Winner 2008 and Eukanuba BOB winner 2007!Kiska is one of the all time top producing dams in the breed!
Congratulations to Kiska's children, Ch. Glacier Creek's Matanuska Magda TT and Melissa Paul on her Best of Breed for a major, Best Puppy and  UCI Championship with 3 Very Excellent ratings!  Madga is now a champion with back to back 5 point majors AND passed her ATTS Temperament Test!!  Julie Dalbey's Ch. Glacier Creek's Jolly Roger was BOW for a 5 point major specialty weekend and multiple Best of Breed for his championship!  Kiska had 4 pups from two different sires win majors in two weekends and Bridget and Brenda (RWB at the Nationals) were BIS/BISS Brace winners ! Bridget  finished her championship in Texas with four majors and Brenda finished hers with five from the Bred-by class to qualify for the 2005 Eukanuba Invitational along with Rainey, Tanya and Lisa, and went on to win an Award of Excellence at just 16 months! Bred-by Homer becomes the first new kuvasz champion of 2005!
 Sonia and Kiska's Spring Break March 2001 in Texas

Sonia wins Judges First Award of Merit, Specialty Weekend 2001!! 
The very next day, she won the Breed AND the Working Group to become the only female
to win the breed at the all-breed shows, and the only kuvasz to place in group that weekend!!

Scenes from the Kuvasz Club of America National Specialty, June 2000

Kiska wins Best of Winners, AKA Supported Entry, Specialty Weekend 2000!!

So you think you want a kuvasz?

 

 



Fang is the  #1 Kuvasz in Canada for 2002 and the
#1 Kuvasz in Obedience (Hoflin System II) for 2001!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

 

Fang Group 2 Canada

 

 

Fang Leg 1

 

 

Fang Group 4 with Juliann

 

 

Fang has become our obedience star by receiving his C.D. with First and Fourth Places in Novice A  at AKC shows, and a First Place for his first leg towards his ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) C.D.! He recently received his first leg towards his Canadian C.D. (and placed in the Working Group four times for the #1 status!)  The first breeder/owner/handled kuvasz qualifying in obedience in nearly 10 years! Fang ranks #1 Obedience kuvasz for 2001 in Hoflin System II and qualified for the Kuvasz Club of America Versatility Outstanding Achievement Award.  Fang also qualified for the 2002 AKC//Eukanuba Invitational.

 

 

TheGang at Glacier Creek Kuvasz
"Where the Spirit Shines Through" 

 

 

Deborah Blank and Kenneth Butters 
The House That Ken Built 
Introduction 
Our Show Record and Philosophy 

 



Logo by Leanne Warner

 

 


A Few Of Our Kids!

 

Some of our Brantwood Relatives!

 

 

 

Some Great Kuvasz Stories!

 

Idita-Shiner!
 
  Kuvasz Temperament
Kuvasz Hungarian Folklore
Some Thoughts on Raising a Kuvasz
The Hungarian House, by Natalie Sharp
Chloe Saves the Day: A story about a Kuvasz Hero, by Natalie Sharp