Nov 1, 2020 – Anka went into cycle about a month and a half early! This would perhaps make it possible for her to breed again in May/June 2021, with puppies eta born end of July/August with take home date around end of Sept/Oct time frame. But, there is a ton more to it then just that but this is an updated schedule as of a couple days ago. We need to wait a minimum of 18 months since the last litter. This proper rest period for the DAM is to recover from her previous litter (12 months for litter sizes 8 and under; 18 months for 9 or more). In addition, the Hovawart Club of North America Breeding Director has requested that approved breeders wait until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As there are so few Hovawarts, the need to travel for breeding and adoption purposes to new homes requires extensive travel, often from state to state. Thank you for your understanding. You are free to e-mail us with your interest and we can notify you when we are ready to move forward with out next litter.
We will be updating the Questionnaire in the next month or so as we need to clarify a few questions and make sure that we are properly educating everyone about the adoption process, expectations, and ongoing obligations of taking care of the puppy you are allowed to adopt. If you have already completed a Questionnaire, then a simple update will be required as peoples circumstances may change. GH reserves the right to redeem any puppy that falls into a poor home situation, mistreated, mistruths stated on the questionnaire, or risks being placed in a shelter. These dogs are so special, so rare, and so loving, that only a top notch adoption home will be considered. Further, as there are so many excellent applicants being submitted, we look to move into a non-refundable deposit fee for accepting applications. Most likely a fee of $300-$500 range will be announced in the future. So only serious applications please.
Puppy Buyer Questionnaire: If you would like to be considered for a puppy from GH, please complete the Puppy Buyer Questionnaire. Please be as complete and honest as possible as this will assist us in determining which, if any, puppy is a good match for your environment,family structure, and circumstance. This is both for the benefit of the puppy and YOU! All questionnaires will be reviewed in the order they are received. Successful placements will be conducted from properly submitted questionnaires ONLY as documentation is an important step to future tracking, not to mention a critical sign if a possible buyer is serious about the commitment and long term love of this breed. We will return phone calls and enjoying talking about Hovawarts as much as possible!
We are receiving great questions about the puppy placement process. For quality and fairness, we have put together a Questions & Answers page. Please review this growing list to see if it addresses your questions.