Our beautiful Copper (Born 11/2011) is still going strong. He is 8 years old now, and is still just a bundle of energy. He loves to swim, every day if possible, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with him. I highly recommend this breed, and specifically those that come from this family. Copper has the best temperament. He is known as the “neighborhood watch” because if he can see it, it’s his yard. He has adopted our neighbors in to the “circle of trust” and is sure to make a point to visit them each afternoon on his walk. He knows the people and the cars that belong, and those that don’t. He is very watchful of our family, but not in an aggressive way, but you know for sure he is assessing. We have a young (11 now, but 3 when we got Copper) son with friends over all the time, 3 cats, and a hamster, and he is lovely with all. He is especially useful when you have a yard full of kids for him to watch. No one can go anywhere , nor can anyone come into your yard without sounding the alarm. We jokingly call him the babysitter. The greatest risk posed is to your Christmas tree ornaments, with his gorgeous fluffy tail. He is the best!
I met one of your puppies today here in Rochester, NY. It was a 8 month old female. I have to tell you how impressed I was with her beauty and temperament. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about dog breed, however have never heard of this one. What a wonderful breed and I commend you on your excellence in maintaining quality in your dogs. Don’t be surprised if you hear from me in a year or two looking for one of your pups. I am smitten!!
Our now 8 month old puppy, Happy, from your Oct 5th, 2014 litter is now 65 lbs, and looks very much like his mother in coat coloring and smart personality. He is now of equal size to 2 full grown Golden Retrievers he plays with and continues to grow. We LOVE our HAPPY!!! He is a joy, a mischievous clown, and a very loving family companion—all rolled into one. He HAS to be where he has line-of-sight visual with either Ellen or me. We still haven’t got him convinced that door bell sounds from the TV are not the house door bell sounds–and he will still run to the door to bark and let us know that someone is at the door. He thinks we are nuts when we tell him the sound was from the TV. He is not thrilled when the outside lawn sprinkler system come on and he gets wet. We get dirty looks when that happens. The other 99% of the time, he fits his name to a TEE…HAPPY! He is very good and gentle/careful with small children. Almost no one has ever heard of the Hovawart breed. I have told many people about your website, so that they could get some information–and to see Happy when he was a little puppy. All the very BEST WISHES!
He sounds just like his father and mother, all rolled into one! Thanks so much! My favorite memories are of Happy being soooo Un Happy when he had to go outside on a cold, snowy day… he would pee, and then run to the stairs and just wait for me to bring him in while all his siblings just loved the snow. He was destined to be with you in the Florida Sun!
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