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Overview

A breed of Germany, the Hovawart meaning is an estate guard dog, the original purpose of this breed was also act as estate guard dog. the Hovawarts were bred in the Black Forest area and was very first illustrated in texts and paintings of the Middle Ages. The breed of Germany, the Hovawarts duties were to guard the family and property of the masters against animals and humans aggression. The Hovawart dogs, in first look, seeming somewhat like a Golden Retriever. With a broad and rounded forehead the head of the breed is robust and powerful. The breed is awesome with the strong and the deep throated barking. It stays calm indoors if adequate exercises are provided. It is an obedient and nicely behaving dog, full of affection and loyalty, loyal to the family and particularly to the owner. If it socialized enough and exercised adequately, it will tend to be excellent with children. The breed is highly possessive and dedicated, never wander far away. These dogs are generally playful and puppy like in mature ages, however, reserved and distant with strangers, since a wonderful family pet. The even tempered breed is not only good natured, but is also protective and attentive, thus it forms a good watchdog. It needs a consistent, dominant and firm yet gentle handler, if handler fails to show true leadership, the dog can be aggressive and exuberant with other dogs. However, it tends to behave gently with non-canine pets when socialized with them. The ignoring behavior of the owner can make the Hovawarts timid and it can start fear biting. The some talents of the Hovawarts are including tracking, avalanche rescue, Schutzhund and watchdog. These are perfectly watchdogs for stables, country side and field homes. The Hovawarts requires to be taken on daily walk, run and jog is additional opportunity. The Hovawarts is rather healthy breed but in European lines an underactive thyroid is seen. Some dogs can prone to hip dysplasia. The coat this breed is easy to groom, time to time brushing can maintain its coat. The height of the Hovawart is 23 to 28 inches and the weight is 55 to 90 pounds. The life expectancy of the Hovawart Dog is 10 to 14 years.

Hovawart History

The breed Hovawart is originated in Germany, the meaning of the name Hovawart are estate Guard dog, the breed has been used for this purpose for long time. It is olden breed of working dogs and believed as descendent of the Newfoundland, Leonberger and probably the Hungarian Kuvasz. The sole purpose of its creation was to get a tremendous estate guarding dog in the medieval era. The breed is popular in Germany, however seldom seen in U.S. A. In the Sachsenspiegel, the Eike von Repgow has written the Hofewart as an estate guard dog. The tracking bandits of 1400 suggested that these dogs were too illustrated in writings. In 1200s, the breed was more or less became extinct, yet by the 1920s, Kurt Konig, a breeder, worked a program for re-creation of the breed. The Kurt Konigs efforts were fruitful and the breed has recognized in 1937 by German Kennel Club.

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Hovawart Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Hovawart Dog is 10 to 14 years.

Hovawart Appearance

The Hovawart dogs, in first look, seeming somewhat like a Golden Retriever. With a broad and rounded forehead the head of the breed is robust and powerful. The Muzzle and the skull are equal in length with a nicely defined stop. With strong-developed nostrils, the noses are black. Breeds teeth are in level or scissor bit. Oval shaped eyes are dark brown or medium brown. Wide apart, high set, drop ears are triangular in shape. Forelegs are straight and compact and strong feet are rounded with tight and well arched toes. The Dewclaws should be removed. The coat is long-haired, somewhat way and lying flat. On the underside of the tail, rear of the legs, belly, and chest, the hairs are longer than resting body. The coat colors include, black & blond, black & gold.

Hovawart Weight and Height

The height of the Hovawart is 23 to 28 inches and the weight is 55 to 90 pounds.

Hovawart Temperament

The breed is awesome with the strong and the deep throated barking. It stays calm indoors if adequate exercises are provided. It is an obedient and nicely behaving dog, full of affection and loyalty, loyal to the family and particularly to the owner. If it socialized enough and exercised adequately, it will tend to be excellent with children. The breed is highly possessive and dedicated, never wander far away. These dogs are generally playful and puppy like in mature ages, however, reserved and distant with strangers, since a wonderful family pet. The even tempered breed is not only good natured, but is also protective and attentive, thus it forms a good watchdog. With tremendous passion of protection, the breed can protect the owners property from the intruders. With the directions of the master, it tends to be welcoming for visitors. The breeds extra-ordinary quality is its good scenting nose. It stands one among the intelligent breeds and highly trainable with quick learning. Though, filled with intelligence yet it needs an immense potent, consistent and well balance training sessions. Males of the breed can be challenging to handle when left unneutered. It needs a consistent, dominant and firm yet gentle handler, if handler fails to show true leadership, the dog can be aggressive and exuberant with other dogs. However, it tends to behave gently with non-canine pets when socialized with them. The ignoring behavior of the owner can make the Hovawarts timid and it can start fear biting. The some talents of the Hovawarts are including tracking, avalanche rescue, Schutzhund and watchdog.

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Hovawart with children and other pets

If the Hovawarts are socialized with pets and children, they can behave nicely and co-exist gently. However, when it left alone or ignored and not properly trained and exercised it tends to be aggressive to the other dogs.

Hovawart Care and Grooming

The coat this breed is easy to groom, time to time brushing can maintain its coat. The Hovawarts are average shedding dogs.

Hovawart Health Issues

The Hovawarts is rather healthy breed but in European lines an underactive thyroid is seen. Some dogs can prone to hip dysplasia.

Hovawart Training

The breed will need consistent, firm and motivated training so as to domesticate them. Training this breed is not tough because of its intelligence and quick learning ability. It needs a consistent, dominant and firm yet gentle handler, if handler fails to show true leadership, the dog can be aggressive and exuberant with other dogs. To with success train this breed, its best to be firm once doing repetitive training exercises and to socialize them as puppies.

Hovawart Exercise

the breed is not fit for apartment livings, fairly active indoors and does best in an average yard at least. These dogs like to live in cooler climates and can sleep outdoors. These are perfectly watchdogs for stables, country side and field homes. The Hovawarts requires to be taken on daily walk, run and jog is additional opportunity. Daily long walks, hike, run and jog, in addition off-leash plays can contribute to make it fit and healthy. It can run with an ease even tough terrains.

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Hovawart Recognition

. The Hovawart is recognized by ACA, ACR, AKC/FSS, APRI, CKC, DRA, FCI, KCGB, NAPR and NKC.

Hovawart Group

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