COVID-19 and 2020 Breedings

The Breeding Committee of the HCNA is not recommending breedings for 2020. Because the Hovawart population is small and spread across the country, matings necessarily involve interstate travel. It is the policy of the Club to encourage natural breedings as opposed to artificial insemination (AI) except in special circumstances. Unfortunately, this decision will mean there will likely be no new puppies this year. We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to a great 2021. If breeders would like to discuss this policy, please contact Elisabeth Arevalo ( directly.

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Please note: the average pregnancy time is 63 days. The puppies will stay with their mother and siblings for eight weeks. This means that it takes about 4 months until a puppy can move to his new family from the day of breeding. If you have questions to any of the planning breedings, don't hesitate to get in touch with us 


Puppy parents have to pass health, temperament and conformation tests as well as having their five-generation pedigrees screened for health and genetic diversity, before a pairing is approved.

Hovawarts in the U.S. are considered a rare breed.

Only a couple of litters are produced per year, by a limited number of HCNA approved breeders.

If you are interested in a hovawart puppy, you are welcome to fill out a contact form that we'll forward the information to our breeders - click here.

Check out our Breeders page here