Our kennel is a small
hobby kennel, located in Sweden in a small community called Bollebygd
in a nice environment on the
countryside. The nearest big town is Gothenburg, 40 km east
from us. The people behind the kennel is Jennie and John Írvill
Breeding of Hovawart and the life with
this wonderful breed is our biggest interest.
All of our dogs are part of our family,
treated as member of the family and we are very
dedicated to them. Our dogs live free in our huge yard
and in our house, they have their daily routine. They
can swim when ever they want in our big pond.
A Hovawart is a working breed and a loyal family companion.
Hovawart has a very strong personality, inventive and
intelligent, and with a good portion of genuine canine instincts and
behaviour including a distinct body language.
We strive to produce
top quality Hovawart sutable for work and show. Healthy,
good looking Hovawart with good working ability and
mental stability - a fine all round Hovawart.
We have chosen to select our dogs from breed stock that
is rooted in the world famous German bloodlines. We feel
that the country of origin has consistently produced the
best dogs in type, temperament and health and it is
important to widen the genepool and therefor we have regularly
imported Hovawart from abroud, mostly from Germany. We believe it
is important for the future of the breed that all dogs
prove themselves on the field and in the ring.
We are active and compete in
several workingclasses as well as obedience.
patrol dog, search
and rescue, messanger dog etc. We also enjoy
shows (exhibitions) a lot.
Adding a Hovawart puppy to your family is
a big decision. It is a long term commitment with responsibilities of
raising and caring for a life.
As breeders we have a heavy responsibility to find good
homes to our puppies. Hovawarts, especially young ones are active and
energetic dogs and demand a good deal of time and effort, combining
attention, affection, leadership and rules. Not all people today have
the time and engagement to raise a young and active dog into a
All our puppie buyers
have to be able to give their dogs an active life! Dog sport in some way
have to be a natural and regular element in the dogs life. There are a
lot of things to train, obediance, swedish workingprogram, IPO, rescue
dog or army patrol dog for example. What ever you choose it has to be
someting that is meaningful for the dog.
We do not breed a lot of litters but when we do breed,
we aim to produce the best. Because we only have a few
litters a year, it is recommended that you contact us
ahead of time if you are interested in reserving a puppy
from one of our planned breedings. Please feel free to
contact us by phone or email
if you have any questions about us or our dogs.
All of our puppies are
raised inside our home with our family, well socialized
and accustomed to everything that exists in a normal
home environment. They have been taken for walks
outdoors and they have been riding in a car. Every puppy
has received temperament tests before leaving our kennel
and going to their new families and homes.
We are members
of the Swedish Kennelclub (SKK), Swedish workingdogs association (SBK), Swedish
& German Hovawartclub (AFH and RZV)
Puppy Delivery at 8
weeks of age and then ...
- Is a puppy-test performed and protocol is supplied
- Is your puppy registered with the the Kennel Club
- Is your puppy ID-marked with a chip.
- Is your puppy vaccinated.
- Is your puppy dewormed.
- Is your puppy veterinary inspected within 7 days and a
certificate supplied with.
- Is your puppy is insured for hidden defects applicable
during 3 years.
- Do we send an owner notification to the Kennel Club
and Board of Agriculture.
The puppy takes the following into the new home ...
- Registration / Pedigree issued by the Kennel Club.
- A video film from the Kennel Club "Welcome Puppy"
- A competition book and binder with information for the
- Food for the first period in the new home.
- A blanket for the puppy to lie on the first time in
the new home.
We are very interested in seeing how the puppies develop.
Therefore we offer:
- We take the cost of
the X-ray of hips.
- We take the cost of the MH
(Dog Mentality Assessment), which
is arranged by us.
- We take the cost of the MT (mental test) and exterior
exam (Korning), which is arranged by us.
- Puppy and adult dogs meetings / get together.
We will not sell
puppies to dealers or any kind of 3rd party purchaser!