A determined guard dog with true family appeal, the Hovawart descends from German working farm dogs of the 13th century. The breeds name, in fact, descends from the Middle Ages, and translates as "farm guard." A rare breed outside native Germany, the Hovawart has many followers in Europe and a growing fancy in America, making this Special Rare-Breed Edition a vital resource for all admirers of this breed. Written by two of Europes most acclaimed breed authorities, Francis Dedier and Viviana Pavan, this colorful and comprehensive volume discusses breed history, characteristics and standard as well as health care, obedience training, puppy selection and housebreaking.
In addition to an authoritative text, written with both the pet owner and breed fancier in mind, this book presents over 135 color photographs of handsome Hovawarts from around the world as well as other illustrations that prove to be as attractive as they are informative. For every dog fancier interested in this unique rare breed, this book promises to be an invaluable resource and the only volume of its kind dedicated to the Hovawart breed.