We live in Lake Placid, New York and have been involved in breeding Hovawart puppies since 2001, when we got our first Hovawart, Sophie, who has since passed away. We have bred Pomeranians, Hovawarts, Golden Retrievers and Hovawart/Golden Retriever mixes. We have five dogs, two Pomeranians who we do not breed anymore, a Golden Retriever, and our two Hovawarts. We love to hike, camp, swim, and kayak, and bring all the dogs with us the majority of our activities. Sometimes we leave our little Lexianna Maria (Pomeranian) at home. She is not made for the rougher hikes and swimming holes unfortunately.