To promote and encourage the sustained quality of purebred Hovawart dogs in Canada.
To educate the Canadian public on the qualities and the standard of the Hovawart dog breed.
To encourage Hovawart dog breeders and owners in Canada to respect the breed standard recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
To work in collaboration with relevant groups to protect, maintain and breed Hovawart dogs according to its standard and to establish responsible breeding rules.
To organize sanctioned events, such as specialty conformation shows, temperament tests and educational training workshops.
✦ 8 puppies are born on January 19 2020 ✦
1 Blond female, 3 Black and Tan females and 4 Black and Tan males
All our puppies are registered and come with a Canadian Kennel Club official pedigree.
Conformation show and temperament tests
2018 has been a turning point in the Club’s history as it marked a double recognition, namely that by the International Hovawart Federation (IHF) and by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
In September 2018, at its annual meeting held in Montélimar, France, the representatives of the various IHF member clubs have accepted the Hovawart Club of Canada as a provisional member of the IHF. This represents the first and most crucial step of the IHF admission process for any club that submits its application.
In December 2018, our Club has officially become a member of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), having successfully satisfied all the necessary administrative requirements. We are now the only club authorized to represent the Hovawart breed in Canada. Our shows are part of the CKC’s activities and are run according to their rules and regulations.
With both these recognitions, the HCC becomes the breed’s official voice in Canada, at a national and international level, and our members gain access to these two organisations’ services, events and shows along with the associated points and titles. For Hovawart breeders and owners, this represents a significant added value.