Hovawart Breed Profile


KC Group Working

Size Large

Good with children? Unknown

Good guard dogs? Yes

Moulting level Medium

Grooming Moderate

Exercise requirement Lots

Jogging partner Yes

Hovawart Breed Profile

A hardy, energetic dog with lots of affection to give. Extremely intelligent and always alert. He would make a good watchdog. Lots of exercise is essential.

Hovawart Character

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."

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Hovawart Size

Standard stipulates that height: dogs: 63-70 cm, bitches: 58-65 cm. Weight: dogs: 30-40 kg, bitches: 25-35 kg.

Hovawart Health

Generally a healthy breed.

Hovawart Special Care

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.