Some breed experts claim that Hovawarts are cousins of German Shepherds, which would help to explain their astonishing abilities in many disciplines.
About the Hovawart
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)