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.
2014 HOVAWART CLUB AGM
The 2014 AGM will be held at Dovecote Barn, Farmer Street, Bradmore, NG11 6PE
April 6th, 11am.
Notification papers have been posted to members.
See the Hovawarts at Crufts 2014, on Working and Pastoral day Thursday 6th March at the NEC, Birmingham.
More details can be found at www.crufts.org.uk
This year also sees an exciting new competition - 'Obreedience'.
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 it in Hall 5 at 4pm on Saturday 8th March. Go along and support our team of Hovawarts!
Show and event photos
Are you and your Hovawart free to help out at Discover Dogs at Crufts? The show is held over Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th March at the NEC, Birmingham.
We all know that our Hovawarts are special but for Discover Dogs they do need to be a little bit more special as they will be the centre of attention for a vast audience of people attending the Discover Dog section of the greatest dog show in the world. They will have to accept continual attention of the general public including children, who as we all know love to touch. Your part is to answer any questions regarding living with a Hovawart – good and bad !
Dogs and handlers will be accommodated in large individual booths (3m x 3m) with a specially constructed pen within the booth, where the dogs are expected to remain, other than being taken out for exercise or a break.
The KC guidelines are “ dogs should be well groomed and typical of the breed with particular emphasis on a good temperament. Dogs should be of suitable temperament and have not shown any aggression towards people or other animals including other dogs. No dog present in the booths should ever have been subject to a Court Control Order or a Contingent Destruction Order under the Dogs Act 1871 or the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. Dogs need not be of “show” quality or necessarily owned by a Breeder/Exhibitor”.
Also they should be;
a) Move freely without showing signs of shortness of breath,
b) Not be significantly over or under-weight,
c) Not show any signs of lameness,
d) Not show any irritation of or discharge from the eyes,
e) Not show any exaggeration that would make the dog unsuited to the breed’s original purpose,
f) Be well groomed.
g) Be of good temperament.
4. No Dog should be bought to the show which has contracted or has been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious diseases during the 21 days prior to the show or which is suffering from a visible condition which adversely affects it’s health or welfare.
Please note that puppies must be 6 months and over on first day of show.
The days that the breed needs cover for is Thursday morning, Friday and Saturday afternoon: 12.30pm – 4.00pm and Sunday all day.
The KC provides free admission for your dog and its human companions, food vouchers for the humans and a small cash donation towards the cost of your travel. The tickets allow unrestricted admission on the other days if you want to stay over.
If you may be able to help please give me a ring and I can fully explain what is required. Julie 01253 777186 (answer phone in use)