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Hovawart Dog Show 2010
American Hovawart Dogs
Meet Dutch. Dutch is a rare breed of dog called The Hovawart. Dutch is the decedent of a long line of dogs bred for the purpose of guarding estates.
Thanks to my friends of White Horse Farm, my introduction to the breed was one of awe and wonder.
This site was created to provide information, Links, Videos, and more about the Hovawart Dogs and 2010 American Hovawart National Dog Show.
The Hovawart Owners Guide
A Little Hovawart History
Dogs Of Distinction
According to WikiFido, the Hovwart breed originated in the Black Forest region of Germany, and was first described in text and paintings in medieval times. They were bred and owned by Barons who used the dog to guard their flocks, castles, and farms.
Due to wars, conflicts, and politics, the breed was almost totally wiped off the face of the earth. After World War I the Hovawart was reintroduced as a Hovawart-type dog bred by a doctor of zoology who did his best to recreate the breed as close to the original as possible. Unfortunately, the advent of World War II put an end to breeding and most of the dogs were lost or killed. In 1947, what few enthusiasts remained were the first to create the German Hovawart Club.
It was not until 1980 that the dog was recognized in the United Kingdom. In 1982 the Hovarwart was established as a recognized breed by the Kennel Club of Great Britain. The breed is still not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
The Hovawart was not bred to be violent or aggressive, but to serve as a protective family dog. The Hovawart is known for its intelligence, memory, loyalty and agility.
Dutch, the American Hovawart mascot of this page, is a fine example of this noble breed. Dutch belongs to Cynthia McWilliams-Oliver, and serves as the guardian of White Horse Farm.
Hovawart Books and Information
Learn more about this special breed of dog from the books available on Amazon.
2010 American Hovawart Show - October 9, 2010 Participants
Saturday, October 9, 2010 could not have been a more beautiful day for a dog show, and the program at White Horse Farm was exceptional. The judge presiding over the event was exceptional, and so were all the dogs and their handlers. The video below was composed based on the photos taken at the show. (The the video is best viewed at the highest resolution.)
My Google Maps
The American Hovawart Club is a non profit organization, and is associated with the United Kennel Club. This organization was created to help promote and educate the public about the breed. Each year they hold a National Breed Special Event to showcase the breed.
Cynthia McWilliams-Oliver of White Horse Farm, Ohio is host of the annual American Hovawart Dog Show 2010 on October 9 and 10. The Google Map is provided to help all who wish to attend get to White Horse Farm as easily as possible.
The Hovawart dog is a very special breed, and we believe the owners of these dogs are very special people. If you have a Hovawart, or a Hovawart dog experience to share, your insight and information are welcome here.
© 2010 Tonie Cook