The Hovawart Club of Great Britain
Hovawart Puppy News

Hovawart Puppy News

Breeders: please let us know when you are expecting puppies


For puppy enquiries please contact the Breeders directly.



Information on this page is restricted to club members, who are committed to the code of ethics. Click here to read the Club Rules and Code of Ethics, which includes a commitment to hip scoring, thyroid testing and breeding in accordance with the principles of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.

Code of ethics
15.3.
To breed only from hip scored dogs or bitches, or those which have foreign grades passed for breeding. The breeder will not breed from bitches or dogs with a hip score of over 20, or where the combined score of a mating will exceed 25 in total.
15.4.
Not to breed from a dog or bitch resident in the UK until a blood test has
shown that the thyroid function is within the normal range valid at the date and time of the test. A copy of the result of the blood test to be forwarded to the Club Secretary for publication in the Year Book and inclusion in the Clubs Health Register.
The blood test should include Free T4, Total T4, Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAA) and cTSH, and should be conducted no more than 2 years prior to the mating. Breeders should be aware that the results may be affected by various drug therapies, and bitches being in season.

Anybody considering buying a puppy from abroad should ask questions of the breeder regarding health testing, socialisation of the puppies before they leave the breeder, and availability of follow-up support from the breeder once the puppy is in this country.

Information about puppies on this page does not mean that the club necessarily endorses the breeding. Prospective puppy purchasers are strongly recommended to make their own enquiries as to health tests and any other relevant information.