The Hovawart Club of Great Britain


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.

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 rules to live their lives by, with firm leadership (as any of the working breeds)
This faq was posted on: 11-Dec-09