COUNTRY: Germany
WEIGHT: 65-90 pounds
HEIGHT: 24-28 inches
COAT: Long, thick with only slight wave
COLOR: Black, black/tan, red fawn
GROUP: Herding

The Hovawart is a race of dog of great original size of the Black Forest, in the southwest of Germany. This race presents/displays a black coloration typically, although it is possible to find other layers. Extended well by Europe, the origins of the Hovawart go back to century XIII.