|Overview:||The Hovawart was bred over 100 years ago. The breeders were attempting to bring back the guard dogs of the Middle Ages. The breed is well known in Germany, but unknown in the USA and other countries.|
|Colors:||black, blonde, black and tan|
|Coat:||The coat is long and straight|
|Character:||The Hovawart is affectionate, obedient and calm.|
|Temperament:||The Hovawart gets along well with children and other pets when raised together. They may not get along well with other dogs, particularly if they are the same sex.|
|Care:||The coat needs to be brushed regularly to avoid tangling.|
|Training:||The Hovawart can be challenging to train and is best with a dominant owner.|
|Activity:||The Hovawart likes time to run in the yard and walks on a leash.|
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|Health Issue:||hip dysplasia; thyroid conditions|
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