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Hovawart Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Gandhi de LaVillaRoy
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 23-28 inches (58-70 cm.)
Breed Size: Large Height Female: 23-28 inches (58-70 cm.)
Breed Origin: Germany Weight: 55-90 pounds (25-51 kg.)
The Hovawart is of medium size, impressive but not heavy. Females are smaller in size and more elegant in appearance. His coat is mostly long, except on the face and forelegs where it is short. His colours are either black, black-and-tan, or golden and his eyes are amber.

The Hovawart is loyal to the family but with the tendency to become strictly devoted to one person. It is excellent with children when it is well socialized with them at an early age. Remaining playful and puppy-like in its old age. It is good-natured, even-tempered and demanding of itself. It is reserved with strangers. It makes a good watchdog; it is brave, protective, and alert. It will protect your property against intruders with great passion. This breed needs an experienced master; you can reach the best results with extremely consistent, loving and well-balanced training.

The Hovawart makes an excellent family companion. However, because of his strong-willed personality, guarding instincts and high intelligence, this may not be the ideal breed for first-time dog owners. Bringing a Hovawart into your home can be challenging and requires significant time and attention along with proper training. The Hovawart also enjoys having a job to do and, therefore, you should be willing to get involved in some form of activity, such as obedience, schutzhund, tracking, or agility to name a few.

The Hovawart, meaning "guardian of the estate", is of ancient German origin where he was considered very valuable. Hovawarts were originally bred and used to work as reliable guardians of flocks, castles, and farms. By the end of the last century, the Hovawart was virtually extinct. However, during the 1920's a small group of enthusiasts revived the breed through a strict breeding program and, in 1937, the breed was officially recognized in Germany.
This is a very healthy breed. However an under active thyroid is wide spread in European lines; hip dysplasia is present in the breed; however, stringent breeding practices have kept this debilitating disease to a minimum.
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Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 4
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 2
Energy Level? 4
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 3
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