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.



Notice of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the
HOVAWART CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN


To be held on: Sunday 29th April 2018, commencing at 11 am
Venue: Costock Village Hall, Main Street, Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XD

Notices have now been sent out to members inviting you to the AGM.

DIRECTIONS TO VENUE
Costock Village Hall, Main Street, Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XD

Costock is situated on the A60 approximately 6 miles north of Loughborough and 8 miles south of Nottingham
From A60: Costock Village Hall is located off the A60 between Nottingham and Loughborough. At Costock turn towards East Leake. Go past the Generous Briton pub on the right and the Village Hall is a little further on the left.
From North M1 and/or A6: Junction 24 off M1 and/or A50, take A6 for Loughborough. At Hathern, turn left onto A6006 signed for Rempstone and Melton. At the Rempstone Crossroads turn left onto the A60 towards Nottingham, then left at Costock towards East Leake. Go past the Generous Briton pub on the right and the Village Hall is a little further on the left.
From South M1: Junction 23 off M1 follow signs to Loughborough. Then follow signs for A6 Kegworth and Derby. At Hathern, turn right onto A6006 signed for Rempstone and Melton. At the Rempstone Crossroads turn left onto the A60 towards Nottingham, then left at Costock towards East Leake. Go past the Generous Briton pub on the right and the Village Hall is a little further on the left.

CRUFTS RESULTS 2018

Congratulations to Caron McClure with Kanukalos Burletta - BOB

Judge(s): MR S W HALL
BEST OF BREED: KANUKALOS BURLETTA ,Bitch, Owner: MR J & MRS C MCLURE
BEST PUPPY: MICONA SIERRA [ATC AU02537IKC], Bitch, Owner: MRS H MOONEY
BEST DOG: ICH CASTLEMARY DRUID EJW IJC SJC WW, Dog, Owner: MR M MURPHY
BEST BITCH: KANUKALOS BURLETTA, Bitch, Owner: MR J & MRS C MCLURE
RESERVE BEST DOG: KANUKALOS FORTISSIMO, Dog, Owner: MISS E & MR B BARRON & BETTINI
RESERVE BEST BITCH: MICONA SIERRA [ATC AU02537IKC], Bitch, Owner: MRS H MOONEY
Classes
Veteran – Dog, Entries: 4 Abs: 1
1st HIGHTIMBERS TUPPENCE (MRS K WOODGER)
2nd FASSKOLEYS MATHAN (MR M TYERMAN)
3rd MINCHES CHIEF RIEVER (MRS M W INCHES)
Puppy – Dog, Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st MICONA FOXTROT [ATC AU02263IKC] (MR M MURPHY)
2nd MICONA ECHO [ATC AU02090IKC] (MISS A STEWART)
Post Graduate – Dog, Entries: 6 Abs: 2
1st KANUKALOS ALLEGRO (MRS K M ALLEN)
2nd DRIFTINGSKY ARCUS (A & B WILLIAMS)
3rd ZWARTBOS MOONSHINE WHISKEY (MRS J & MR D ROBINSON & BROWN)
Res MYKA DES AMIS DE GAIA (MRS H J PAYNE)
Open – Dog, Entries: 6 Abs: 0
1st ICH CASTLEMARY DRUID EJW IJC SJC WW (MR M MURPHY)
2nd KANUKALOS FORTISSIMO (MISS E & MR B BARRON & BETTINI)
3rd CH DRACKO TESORO MIO [ATC AT02217POL] (MR KOODZIEJCZAK)
Res KANUKALOS RHAPSODY (MISS P J FOAKES)
VHC MYKA DES AMIS DE GAIA (MRS H J PAYNE)
HC ZWARTBOS CARISBROOKE ( MISS J A CONDRON)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Dog, Entries: 3 Abs: 1
1st KANUKALOS ALLEGRO (MRS K M ALLEN)
2nd ZWARTBOS MOONSHINE WHISKEY (MRS J & MR D ROBINSON & BROWN)
Veteran – Bitch, Entries: 5 Abs: 0
1st IR CH FASSKOLEYS CARMEL MURPHY (MISS A STEWART)
2nd FASSKOLEYS SILKIE (MRS M W INCHES)
3rd IHF CH DRIFTINGSKY MIST (MS E A & MS L J WHITMORE & WHITE)
Res HIGHTIMBERS PENNY (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
VHC URSINE V D ROMERWEIDE OF ZWARTBOS (IMP NDL) (MRS V A SHONE)
Puppy – Bitch, Entries: 4 Abs: 0
1st MICONA SIERRA [ATC AU02537IKC] (MRS H MOONEY)
2nd MICONA TANGO [ATC AU02073IKC] (MISS J S HEFFERNAN)
3rd MICONA DELTA [ATC AU02262IKC] (MR M MURPHY)
Res MICONA JULIET (IKC) (MISS L CAMPBELL)
Junior – Bitch, Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st MICONA TANGO [ATC AU02073IKC] (MISS J S HEFFERNAN)
2nd PINES FOXTROT (MS C TRAVERS)
Post Graduate – Bitch, Entries: 10 Abs: 1
1st KANUKALOS BURLETTA (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
2nd METSAVAHDIN ROBIN (MRS H MOONEY)
3rd FASSKOLEYS CADMIUM SCARLETT (MRS J WOLFE)
Res DRIFTINGSKY TOUSLE (MR M & MRS S D HEMSWORTH)
VHC ZWARTBOS MOET (MRS J & MR D ROBINSON & BROWN)
Open – Bitch, Entries: 8 Abs: 1
1st KANUKALOS BURLETTA (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
2nd HAYAKLAUSE MOLLY (MR M MURPHY)
3rd ZWARTBOS VENTNOR (MRS J WOLFE)
Res QUINCEBOIS TULIPWOOD BY PINES (MRS E M & MR J R SHARPE)
VHC ZWARTBOS CHALE (MRS V A SHONE)
HC HIGHTIMBERS PENNY (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch, Entries: 6 Abs: 1
1st KANUKALOS BURLETTA (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
2nd ANNVAD LADY HAZEL (MRS G STOCKTON)
3rd DRIFTINGSKY TOUSLE (MR M & MRS S D HEMSWORTH)
Res HIGHTIMBERS PENNY (MR J & MRS C MCLURE)
VHC ZWARTBOS MOET (MRS J & MR D ROBINSON & BROWN)

 

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 elaine@pineshovawarts.co.uk

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: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2013/november/breeds-take-the-lead-in-the-new-crufts-%E2%80%98obreedience%E2%80%99-competition/#sthash.bRubTwYS.dpuf

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hovawarts

Show and event photos

Club Facebook Group

The club now has a facebook group open to all paid-up members – go to facebook and search for Hovawart Club of Great Britain. This is for club information, and to help members keep in touch with club activities. We’d like to see more of you on there, so have a look and join the group.
Latest News
Hovawart Club of Ireland Club Show May 2018
The Hovawart Club Of Ireland annual club meeting and AGM 2018.

Welcome to the Annual hovawart meeting at the Canine country club, Killeenmore, Sallins, Co Kildare on Sunday 27th of May 2018.
We have the honour of welcoming Helen Lightfoot from Stoke on Trent as the judge for this years show.

Helen attended the breed seminar and judged the special award classes at the HCGB show in October 2017, and is looking forward to visiting Ireland. She judged Canaan dogs at Crufts 2018, and her main breed is Siberian Huskies, that she works, shows and judges to ticket level.

We look forward to welcoming you all.. Entries taken on the day.
Degenerative Myelopathy in Hovawarts – HCGB Committee Statement August 2017.
There has been a lot of discussion about Degenerative myelopathy recently on social media and elsewhere.
Degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs is a painless progressive neurological disease affecting the spinal cord, usually presenting after the age of 8, and characterised by unsteadiness, weakness of the hind limbs, which can progress to paralysis over a few months to 3 years.
It causes spinal cord lesions, and diagnosis can only be confirmed with certainty by a post-mortem.
Development of DM is thought to be related to a specific mutation in the SOD1 gene (also known as Exon2). This mutation is widespread in many breeds of dogs, including hovawarts.
Each dog will have 2 copies of the SOD1 gene. The dog could have 2 copies of an unmutated/normal gene, or one normal and one mutated/affected gene, or two mutated/affected genes. This is commonly shown as n/n (unaffected), n/DM (carrier), and DM/DM (at risk/affected), depending on the laboratory that carries out the test. It is thought that in hovawarts the percentage in the population of n/n is 50%, n/DM 40%, and DM/DM 10%.
Dogs with two normal copies of the gene are highly unlikely to develop DM, as are carriers. Even dogs with two mutated genes may not develop DM, as the gene is not completely penetrant, and the age at which a dog may develop DM may vary widely.
There is now a genetic test that will show the presence of the SOD1 mutation, available from at least 2 laboratories in the UK. This can be done by a buccal (mouth swab), or a blood test.
The HCGB Committee view is that in the presence of a readily available and relatively low cost genetic test it would be advisable for all breeders to test their dogs before breeding, and then breed with the aim of avoiding the production of dogs with a double copy of the mutated gene (DM/DM).
This would mean that carriers and affected dogs could still be used for breeding if they are bred to a dog with a clear result.
The committee specifically does not recommend breeding only with clear (n/n) dogs. To do so would reduce the gene pool unacceptably, and increase the risk of other genetic diseases which may be even more devastating becoming more prevalent. The hovawart gene pool, especially in the UK, is already small, and other health factors such as hip dysplasia and thyroid function should also be taken into account when breeding.
With this in mind the committee will bring a proposal to the AGM in 2018 for approval by the members to add this to the HCGB Code of Ethics.
References:
1. Breed Distribution of SOD1 Alleles Previously Associated with Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, R. Zeng, J.R. Coates, G.C. Johnson, L. Hansen, T. Awano, A. Kolicheski, E. Ivansson, M. Perloski,K. Lindblad-Toh, D.P. O’Brien, J. Guo, M.L. Katz, and G.S. Johnson. J Vet Intern Med 2014;28:515–521
2. http://www.animalgenetics.eu/Canine/Canine-disease/canine-dm-degenerative-myelopathy.html
3. http://www.laboklin.co.uk/laboklin/showGeneticTest.jsp?testID=8158D