The Hovawart Club of Great Britain

FAQs

A collection of dog related frequently asked questions. We are here to support all Hovawart owners so if you need help or want to discuss your dog with any of the team then please Let Us Know.

When does a Hovawart get his full adult coat?
It does depend on the dog, some dogs still don't have their full coat at the age of 3 years, but most dogs probably have their adult code by the age of 2 years. ...
This faq was posted on: 22-Feb-10
Do they like a long walk?
Like most breeds, Hovawarts love long walks, but they do not demand it. ...
This faq was posted on: 22-Feb-10
How are Hovawarts with cats?
Good with their owners cats, but quite likely to chase a strange cat. Again, training from an early age should prevent this becoming a problem. ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
Are they good with other dogs?
Hovawarts need training and early socialization to ensure that they are good with other dogs. Males need a firm hand, especially if kept entire in adult life. ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
Are Hovawarts expensive to feed?
Hovawarts are expensive to feed during their first twelve months, when they are growing very quickly, after about a year when they reduce to two meals, they cost no more than a Labrador or similar sized dog. ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
What is the cost to buy a Hovawart?
One of the breeders last litter (2009) was £650. ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
Are they happy to live outside on a two Acre fenced in site with two family houses, two grandparents, two parents, three children 8, 6 and 3 along a minor road with adults and children passing and also close to a busy road passing througt a Village.
Hovawarts are happy to live outside providing they have shelter away from draughts, a comfortable bed and are taken off the property at least once a day for an hours walk. Left running free in a garden bordered by a road with adu ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
How agressive are they towards visitors and strangers. Are they a risk if left outdoors, fenced in but unattended. How do they behave when brought walking or traveling.We want a pet who will deter not harm. We have had working farm dogs in the past.
Left running free in a garden bordered by a road with adults and children passing may lead to fence running and barking. Hovawarts are good watchdogs, but would need a good reason to be aggressive. They need a stable set of rule ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
Are they independant enough to live outdoors as a pet?
Yes, your Hovawart would be happy to live outdoors, as a pet, provided the owner spent a good deal of time training, exercising, interacting with games and toys. A tired Hovawart is a good Hovawart. ...
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09
Are they noisy?
Not especially but you'll find they can be when they need to be! Especially when a stranger calls or when they want to alert you. They are incredibly intelligent animals and know when noise is necessary. ...
This faq was posted on: 03-Jun-09
When does a Hovawart mature?
Some say never! But seriously ... females tend to mature sooner than males but it can take up to 18 months for them to become an adult. ...
This faq was posted on: 03-Apr-09
How long does a Hovawart live?
The average age of a Hovawart is 12 years but they can live up to 14 years. ...
This faq was posted on: 30-Mar-09
Are Hovawarts good with children?
Absolutely, Hovawarts are great with children but be reminded that it's never advisable to leave any dog alone with a child for any length of time. ...
This faq was posted on: 30-Mar-09