Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hungarian Royalty in the Hills of San Francisco Bay

 We took a hike with Hungarian royalty today. 

 We had a pair of both the Hungarian Empire's hounds and the pointers in the East Bay Hills. 
 
  The only royal hunting dogs of the Empire for over 900 years.
 
 
 
 
 In the upland areas of Briones Regional Park Scott and Maria brought a couple VERY RARE (fewer than 1,000 in the world) Transylvanian Hounds (Kopo'), Hannah and Avar, to run and enjoy the morning with Bailey and Chloe. 

Coming for a drink in a highland pond was a dear 16-year-old Vizsla with 2-year-old Kopo' - Avar
 
My camera speed setting was too low for these shots

 
View of "the lagoon" from a ridge road
 

Head comparison between the two related breeds
This was these Kopos's first off-leash run in open spaces.
 At the end of a good six-mile hike the dogs had enjoyed themselves completely.
It was Scott and Maria's first visit up into these hills and we all had a great time.


4 comments:

Scott Maze said...

Thank you Rod for the invite! We had a very enjoyable time and we're looking forward to another hike. We really enjoyed watching our dogs together, especially when they started forming a pack for a moment.

Scott & Maria

Aussie Vizsla Diaries said...

Wow...looks like all the Royal blood got on well together. Great looking hounds.

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