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."
Standard stipulates that height: dogs: 63-70 cm, bitches: 58-65 cm. Weight: dogs: 30-40 kg, bitches: 25-35 kg.
Generally a healthy breed.
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.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.