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        HCNA 2020 Fall Specialty Show and Temperament Test   


The HCNA Board and its Show Committee are sorry to announce that 2020 Specialty Show and Temperament Test, scheduled for October 9-11, 2020, will be postponed until Spring 2021. We are certain you understand, but we reluctantly concluded that we cannot confidently plan this event in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our shows require club members and judges to travel from across the country and from Europe; and we cannot guarantee that such travel will be safe or permitted soon enough to book flights and hotel rooms or to ask that you plan to drive your families and hovawarts to California in five months.

We plan to hold this event in April or May 2021 in Watsonville, California, the exact dates to be announced soon. We hope you are enjoying all your time with your dogs and we cannot wait to see you next Spring. Type your paragraph here.

  HCNA Fall 2020
 Specialty Show, Temperament Test,

& Annual Meeting

October 9-11, 2020 | Watsonville, California


Mark your calendars! The Hovawart Club of North America will be holding its Annual Fall Meeting, Specialty Show and Temperament Test over the Columbus holiday weekend in October. 

We are honored to have Tapio Eerola come from Finland to judge this show. Tapio is a long-time hovawart breeder and has owned a hovawart kennel (Hovarian Hovawarts) for several years. He is a vice president of the International Hovawart Federation, an IHF-approved judge, and an FCI all-breed judge approved to judge 344 different breeds.

Tapio judged the IHF World Championships in 2018 in Montélimar, France and 2019 in Corsendonk, Belgium. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Finnish Dog Club’s magazine. 

Event Schedule

Friday, October 09, 2020
5295 Starr Way
Watsonville, CA 95076

7:00 p.m.                          Meet and Greet. Light food and drinks will be available                                                                             All event participants are welcome

Saturday, October 10, 2020
5295 Starr Way
Watsonville, CA 95076

8:30 a.m.                          Registration

9:00 a.m.                          Conformation Show

Noon                                 Lunch

1:00 p.m.                          Conformation show continues

Tests will continue until all dogs are evaluated

7:00 pm                             Annual Meeting and Club dinner

                                            The Whole Enchilada 

                                            7902 Moss Landing Rd

                                            Moss Landing, CA 95039

Sunday, October 11, 2020
5295 Starr Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
9:00 a.m.                             Registration

9:30 a.m.                             Temperament Test

Noon                                    Lunch on your own

Tests will continue until all dogs are tested


Conformation & Temperament 

The conformation show and temperament test are open to all Hovawarts with HCNA, FCI, CKC, and AKC papers. Hovawarts without approved papers are welcome to compete in the spay/neuter class.