The Hovawart Club of Great Britain
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hovawarts

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hovawarts

Our club is dedicated to the Hovawart breed and this website is intended to help owners enjoy this beautiful breed. With official Hovawart standards, shows, information, activities, discussions, photos and a great deal more, we hope you find our site both informative and fun.

The Club Show 2017 will be held at Oswestry Showground on Saturday 30th September

This year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the club, and we are hoping to make a full weekend of it.

The judge for the Open Breed Show is Ans Schellekens, breed specialist from the Netherlands, and our club Patron.

Other activities including the normal obedience classes, rally and Good Citizens are planned, plus more.

A Breed Seminar and hands-on assessment is planned for Sunday 1st October at the same venue.

Click to download the HCGB Breed Show Schedule 2017
Click to download theHCGB Breed Show Entry form 2017

Click to download the HCGB Limited Obedience Schedule 2017
Click to download the HCGB Limited Obedience Entry Form 2017

Click to download the HCGB Mock Rally Schedule 2017
Click to download the HCGB Mock Rally Entry Form 2017

If you have any problems downloading schedules or entry forms, or would just like a paper copy then please request one to be sent out by emailing



This is a new guide produced by the club, particularly useful for new hovawart owners, but also interesting for all hovawart enthusiasts.

Available from John Sharpe: email

Price £10, + £1 postage for UK, overseas postage please email for price.


The aim of Obreedience is to encourage more breeds to have a go at some of the exercises generally associated with obedience in a less formal but nonetheless competitive environment. Obreedience will be a team event and highlight the abilities of different breeds in a relaxed and fun display. - See more at:

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hovawarts

Show and event photos

Latest News
Deadline approaching - get your photos in by 12th August!!

It is that time of year again - Julie is on the hunt for those photos that capture the essence of hovawart - or even just your favourite photos for the 2018 Hovawart Club Calandar. Email them to Julie at for possible inclusion.
High resolution images reproduce the best, but send them in for consideration.

Tobias Trophy
After 13 qualifying shows, the hovawart with the most points is Gina’s Isalynn Elderen’s Hof with 8, closely followed, one point behind, by Ellen & Thomas’ Zwartbos Arreton and Elaine& John’s Pines Acorn. Surprisingly, all three are bitches. The three leading dogs, one further point back, are Julie’s Zwartbos Carisbroke, Janice & Dave’s Zwartbos Moonshine Whiskey and Mark’s Pines Wiggins.
As can be seen, with a maximum 5 points on offer at the best attended shows, there is still a lot to play for, and it is anybody’s race, so watch this space !