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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
German Hovawart

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Weight
55-90 lbs
Height
Male: 24-27; Female: 22-25 inches
Color(s)
Blonde, black, black and tan.
Overview
Originating in Germany as a working breed, the German Hovawart is a large and robust guard dog. They nearly became extinct but were revived during the 1920s. This breed enjoys popularity in their native country but are rare and virtually unknown in the United States.
Character
The German Hovawart is a hardy and weather-proof dog. Males are powerful in appearance and muscular. Females have a more elegant appearance and are smaller in size. This breed is versatile, well-balanced, and self-confident.
Temperament
The German Hovawart breed is not recommended for inexperienced or sedentary owners. They are loyal, dominant, and have a tendency to become closely bonded with one particular family member. They are affectionate and protective and do well with children they have been raised with. German Hovawart's may be aggressive with same gender dogs but does well with other household pets known to them from puppyhood. The German Hovawart is reserved with strangers and will defend their family, property, and territory with great passion.
Care
Regular brushing to prevent matting and tangling is required for the German Hovawart. Bathing should be done when necessary. This breed is relatively healthy. However, there are low incidences of hip dysplasia and underactive thyroid.
Coat
The German Hovawart is a double coat breed. The outer coat is long, slightly wavy, dense, and close lying. It is longer on the legs, chest, stomach, and tail. The under coat is fine and thin.
Training
Highly intelligent, the German Hovawart excels in Schutzhund. Early socialization and obedience are a must. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
German Hovawart's are not recommended for city or apartment living. They do best in a rural setting with ample space to roam and run. They must have a job to do. The German Hovawart is ideal for escue, tracking, watchdogging, hiking, and backpacking.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of German Hovawart puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/8/2011 10:46:22 AM

3/8/2011 10:46:22 AM

I was just wondering what breeds make up this beautiful German Hovawart breed?

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The German Hovawart is it's own breed. Although, it is said that they descended from the Newfoundland, Leonberger, and possibly the Hungarian Kuvasz. The goal of its developers was to re-create the great estate guarding dog of the Middle Ages.
7/11/2014 11:25:47 AM

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