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Hovawart Breed Profile

Hovawart fact file

KC Group: working
Size: large
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: yes
Moulting level: medium
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: yes

A hardy, energetic dog with lots of affection to give. Extremely intelligent and always alert. He would make a good watchdog. Lots of exercise is essential.

Hovawart Character

The Hovawart is a calm and even-tempered breed and is extremely gentle and affectionate. He is OK with children and trainable, though this must be done with a firm hand and patience. He rarely barks, but when he does it is loud and deep! The Breed Standard describes them as "Versatile, companion and working dog. Adaptable, devoted, self-confident, agile and resilient."

Hovawart Size

Standard stipulates that height: dogs: 63-70 cm, bitches: 58-65 cm. Weight: dogs: 30-40 kg, bitches: 25-35 kg.

Hovawart Health

Generally a healthy breed.

Hovawart Special Care

He needs regular exercise and plenty of room to run. They are an extremely intelligent dog and so need loads of mental stimulation. Puppies are rare so expect a wait.

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