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 HCGB Open Show with Limited Obedience 2015 will be held on Sunday 4th October.

Venue: Bisley Pavilion, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0NY.

More information and schedules available later in the year.



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

Judge John Sharpe with his winners at Crufts 2015

Best of Breed and Best Dog: NLD/BEL/LUX CH GOTHAM DES ILES DU LAGON BLEU owned by Mr B Gardes

Best Bitch: DRIFTINGSKY MIST owned by Ms L Whitmore & Ms L White
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hovawarts
Latest News
Breed Seminar and Hands-on Assessment
The club is holding a Breed Seminar and Hands-on Assessment on Sunday 14th June at Nesscliffe Village Hall, Holyhead Road, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1AX

The Seminar in the morning is open to all who are interested in learning more about the Hovawart.

The hands-on assessment on the afternoon is suited to those who are interested in improving their show judging of the Hovawart.

Cost £10 for the morning only, £25 for the full day.

For more details contact

Click this link for the booking form Breed Seminar 2015 Booking Form
Hovawart Classes at Redditch and District Canine Society
Reddich and District Canine Society have classes for every rare breed including Hovawarts at their Open Show on Saturday 16th May 2015.

Venue: The Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ruyton on Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3FL

3 Classes: Junior, Postgraduate, and Open

Judge: Mike Turner.

Postal Entries close Sat 18th April, online entries at www.fossedata until midnight Sunday 26th April 2015.
Max (Dewr Launfal)
The club is sad to hear of the passing of Max (Dewr Launfal) : 10/4/2003 to 17/01/2015
The one and only, much admired, a friend of many, forever missed
We could not have had a better friend than Max - Chulan

See the gallery for a photo of Max
HCGB Open Show with Limited Obedience 2014
The HCGB Open Show with Limited Obedience 2014 was held on 5th October at Oswestry Showground.

Thanks to the judges: Kirsten Wesche for the Breed Show, Paula Foakes for the Obedience Show, and Joan Goldin for the Special Award Classes.
Thanks also to the Good Citizens Assessors: Maureen Taylor and Jeanette Prior.

And thanks to all those who helped with preparation, clearing up, and to everyone who turned up on the day to take part.

Click the link to view the 2014 Results and Critique