The name Hovawart is from a German word for guardian. The breed may date back to the 13th century.
Hovawarts have a protective instinct and even disposition. They are kind, self-confident, dignified, intuitive and discerning. They are alert and highly intelligent with medium temperament.
Hovawarts can be willful and dominant toward other dogs and are frequently distrustful of strangers.
We currently do not have Hovawart breeders listed with CADF.
For more information on the Hovawart breed, please refer to:
Hovawart Club Of North America
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