My facination for the bred Hovawart started in the late eighties.
I have owned Hovawart since 1989 when I bought my first
one. I was 15 years old when I became an active member of the Swedish workingdogs
association. I have been faithful to the breed ever since, I canít think of another breed to have
though Hovawart stands for everything I want in a dog. All of our dogs
are part of our family, treated as member of the family and we are very
dedicated to them. You can see info about previous dogs here
We applied for kennel name in 2004 and we had our first litter in september 2007. 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. It is important to widen the genepool and therefor we have regularly imported Hovawart from abroud, mostly from Germany. You can see the imports here >>> Since the start we have been very carefull with the documentation of our breeding. 97% are X-rayed for Hip Dysplasia and 97% from our litters have done the MH. (Dog Mentality Assessment) You can see info about previous litters here >>>
Besides competing in the different workingtrials with our dogs, we also
We belive a working dog is a healthy dog, we spend all of our free
time to train and exercice our dogs. Apart from regular training as obedience, tracking,
and so on we also spend a lot of time on the physique.
Every summer we do a lot of swimming with the dogs in our own pond, along with hikings and rides with bicycle.
We are members
of the Swedish Kennelclub (SKK) and Swedish workingdogs
association (SBK). We are also members of the Swedish and German
Hovawartclub (AFH and RZV). John has been the secretary of the
Swedish Hovawartclub between 2004-2012. Since 2008, John is certified as exterior judge for Hovawart.
He is also certified to perform puppy-tests
and he is active as a ringassistant.
Most important to us is the joy of everyday life with our dogs and the challenge of breeding physically and mentally healthy Hovawart with strong desire for work and true to type, dogs that will make us proud and be the delight of their owners for many years to come!!
Jennie & John ÷rvill Bergenhovs Kennel