Posted February 21, 2009
My toby was rescued by my brother whilst he was living in Germany (he's in the army). Toby had many behavioural issues which, with some help from a proffesional, my brother overcame. Toby LOVED my young niece and would do anything for her. My brother and his family were then posted to a flat and keeping toby became more and more difficult, esspecially whilst my brother was working away in Iraq and Afghanistan. So toby came to live with us here in England. He is a fun loving dog, loves to play fetch and snuggle up for a cuddle. After spending the first few years of his life locked in a basement until my brother rescued him, Toby, at 4, was claiming back his puppyhood. He is now attending regular agility lessons and finds it hard to stay calm, but is improving as each week goes by.
I have only had 1 hovawart and only for 1 year, however i have spent time researching the breed and talking to hovie breeders. Hovawarts are not for the faint hearted and require alot of excersise (mentally and physically. They are also quite large so space and strength must be present in a Hovie home.
For anybody thinking of getting one of these fantastic dogs here are a few pointers
- RESEARCH! know what your getting yourself into!
- Be patient..great things will come to those who wait, time and patients is the key to a successful Hovie
-dont be scared to ask for help, there are many people out there willing to help you, use them...they love it
Hope this helps