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UK KC Classification Working
Country of Origin Germany
Date of Origin Middle Ages/1900s
Height 58 - 70 cm (23 - 28 inches)
Weight 25 - 41 Kgs (55 - 90 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Hovawart are medium sized, agile and powerful. There is a noticeable sized difference between dogs and bitches. Their coat is long and it can be black, blonde or black and gold in colour.


Hovawart are kind, even tempered dogs.


If you are considering a Hovawart as a pet, consider the following points:
They thrive in cold climates
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They are easy to obedience train
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Hovawart are also known as:

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