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    History & Overview

    The Hovawart is an ancient German working dog breed. The name’s origin stems from Middle High German (an old form of German); Hova = Hof (= yard, farm) and wart = Wächter (= watchman). Since 1922 the breeding of this breed, by using dogs similar in type still found on farms, has been restored.

    Character

    The Hovawart is a versatile working dog with a calm and even disposition. Self-confident and protective, he is a very devoted, long-lived family dog. He will defend his family under any circumstances, establishing a very close relationship with all members of the family, especially children. Hovawarts are outstanding guard dogs, watchdogs, tracking and search-and-rescue dogs as well a great family companions.

    Although he has a very friendly nature, he is not very easy to train and remains essentially rustic and tends to do what he feels like doing even when commanded otherwise which indicates for a need of a very good obedience school. He retains a very calm and balanced temperament.

    Known Healthy Risks

    Like all other breeds, the Hovawart has a few health problems that you should be aware of:

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    References:

    • CI-Standard # 190/25.09.1998/GB
    • Francis Deider, Viviana Pavan – Hovawart

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