Hovawart Breed Profile


The Hovawart looks very similar to a golden retriever with a powerful, rounded, broad forehead. The front legs are straight and the long haired dense coat is wavy, but laying flat.


Black and gold, black or blond.


The Hovawarts are friendly, loyal, and outgoing. The breed makes an excellent household pet because of their loving devotion towards their family. The Hovawart has the ability to think and act independently. The breed also needs constant motivation to excel at their inherent skills.


The Hovawart is a very old German working dog breed. The breed has been linked to several genetic crossbreeding with German Shepherds, Newfoundlands, and Leonbergers. In 1937 the German Kennel Club officially recognized the Hovawart.

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