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Hovawart profile

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Lifespan: 10-14 Years

Avg height: 58-70cm.

Avg weight: 25-40kg

Coat type: Long, soft coat.

Coat colours: Black, blonde, black & gold.

Originally bred for: Guarding estates.

Breed traits: Devoted, energetic, friendly, alert, reserved, intelligent.

A little about the Hovawart


A powerfully built dog, the Hovawart makes a courageous and alert watchdog. Whilst these tendencies can make them wary of strangers, they are incredibly affectionate to their family. However, they can have a stubborn streak and benefit from early socialisation and training. 



The Hovawart may be predisposed to the following health conditions: Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Hypothyroidism, Gastric Torsion (bloat) and Canine Hip Dysplasia. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.