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.
Crufts Best of Breed 2016 was IR/L CH CASTLEMARY DRUID EJC WW
Congratulations to his owner Mick Murphy.
Click the link to view the Crufts Results 2016
Click to read the Crufts Critique 2016 by Julie Condron
OWNERS GUIDE TO THE HOVAWART
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Price £10, + £1 postage for UK, overseas postage please email for price.
Show and event photos
Hovawart Calendar 2017Now is the time if you would like your best friend featured in the club calendar to send your photos to Julie Condron - thanks Julie for compiling it again.
Photos of dogs in action, doing their favourite things, in their favourite place etc - show how our dogs enjoy themselves!!
Send them to Julie Condron, email@example.com.
Please send reasonably high resolution photos, unfortunately low resolution photos from mobile phones do not reproduce well for the calendar, although they do sometimes capture that special moment!!
The “100” Club is now well underway, and we have had the first two Draws, for April and May.
April First Janice Robinson £9.25 May Ann Travis £9.50
Second Janet Pearce £6.15 Gill Stockton £6.30
Third Bettina Williams £3.10 Liz Whitmore £3.20
In April, £18.50 was donated to the Rescue Fund, and £19.00 in May.
There is still plenty of time to join in, and if you want to participate in the June Draw, and the subsequent 9 thereafter, send me £10 (cheques payable to The Hovawart Club of Great Britain) to Bridge House, The Marsh, Weobley, Herefordshire HR4 8RP.
As you may remember, back in the summer, the club rescued a young French-born bitch, and, for various reasons beyond our control, had the expense of returning her to France, the only alternative for her to euthanasia. I have no doubt it was the correct course of action to take, and has resulted in an agreement via the IHF for co-operation between member counties in cases like this in the future.
However, although we have a specific fund for “Rescue”, this episode effectively wiped it out, and we therefore need to replenish it. There have been some individual initiatives so far, Gill selling magazines and the cake stall at the Club Show for example, and your committee thought it would be a good idea to revisit the “100” club, which successfully added to the funds for the IHF conference in 2012.
The scheme works as follows:-
Members, who can have as many shares as they like, put in £1 per share per month. At the end of each month, a draw is made for 3 prize winners, who take between them 50% of the month’s income, the other 50% going to the Rescue Fund. The prizes will be in the ratio 3:2:1, so that if we have 60 members, 1st prize in any one month would be £15,2nd £10 and 3rd £5, and £30 would go to the fund.
I would like the first draw to happen at the end of January, so please dig deep and take out as many shares as you can. Payment can be in any way that works. We can take BACS payments, the club account number is 41573282, sort code 09 01 54, but if you do use this method, please let me know you have done it, as I only hear from the bank occasionally. You will find a downloadable form with this email bundle, and it will also be on the club website.
Thank you in anticipation of your support for this important fundraiser. Although we happily have few rescues, when they happen they need immediate funds, and it would be very sad not to be able to help any Hovawart in need.
John Sharpe Hon. Treasurer
To download a subs form please click here