cut males: 64-70cm, females: 58-65cm
weight males: 40kg, females: 30kg
hair  Long
dress Black and tan, black, blond
head Strong head with a broad, domed forehead, well-marked stop
eyes Dark to medium brown; oval in shape, neither protruding nor sunken into the sockets
ear Triangular, set high and wide apart, falling loosely along the cheeks
tail Exceeds the point of the hock, but does not reach the ground; depending on the mood of the dog, it hangs down or it is carried up on the back
behaviour Versatile, well-balanced and kind-natured working dog with good protective and fighting instincts
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 2, Section 2, No. 190
Care: relatively easy to look after, brush once a day and comb several times a week Usefulness: excellent companion dog which can be used both as a guardian and as a protection and police dog, provided that it is well trained. Life expectancy: 12 - 14 years
The Hovawart is a relatively young breed with a very old name. Indeed, the Hofwarth is mentioned in a large number of medieval documents as a reliable defender and overseer of the house and the farm. The images show a long-haired dog with floppy ears and a bushy whip. Towards the end of the century, breeders in the Harz, Black Forest and other semi-mountainous regions took care of this ancient breed and began to create the Hovawart from farm dogs living there. The successful product crowning their efforts received in 1937, at the same time as official recognition, the standard still valid today and spread rapidly. His excellent working qualities quickly earned him recognition as a service dog. He is tough and weather-resistant, fearless and attentive, a good runner and excellent at jumping.