About the Hovwart

Hovawarts are dynamic, long-haired working dogs of medium size and slightly rectangular build. These well-balanced, good-natured animals have great protective and defensive instincts and a very good sense of smell.

Self-assured and even-tempered, they are wonderful companion dogs that develop a strong bond with their host family. They are also skilled tracking and rescue dogs, proving their impressive versatility.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Germany
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FCI Group 2, AKC Foundation Stock Service
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Loving / Protective / Confident / Even-tempered / Loyal / Alert

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  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training