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Our 2019 Summer Litter has Arrived!

DelNova Hovawarts is pleased to announce the arrival of our "B" litter!  The puppies were born on June 21, the first day of Summer. There are 9 lovely Hovawart puppies in this litter, 3 males and 6 females. More specifically, there 2 black males, 1 blond male, 2 black females, and 4 black and gold females.  You can follow the puppies' progress each week by regularly visiting this page.  

B-Litter Updates

 

Get the latest updates for DelNova Hovawart's B-Litter.  Each weekly update contains developmental news, the new experiences of the week, and of course, pictures!

Hovawart puppies from this litter will be ready to be placed into their new homes at the end of August. Interested in a puppy from DelNova Hovawarts? Contact us at delnova.hovawarts@gmail.com or fill out this form to request a Prospective Family Questionnaire.

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Zoe 

Health Results

Hips: OFA Good

Thyroid: Normal

Brucellosis: Negative

DM status: Normal/Abnormal​

Summary of Conformation Results

UKC Champion

AHC x 2 Excellent

HCC x 2 Excellent

HCNA Best in Show, Excellent

ARBA x 6 Excellent

AHC Temperament Test Passed

HCNA Temperament Test Passed

DelNova's A Touch of Sass

Priam

HovaHeart's Apollo

Health Results

Hips: OFA Good

Thyroid: Normal

Brucellosis: Negative

DM status: Normal/Normal

Summary of Conformation Results

AHC x 1 Excellent

HCC x 2 Excellent

HCNA Best in Show, Excellent

AHC Temperament Test Passed

HCC Temperament Test Passed

HCNA Temperament Test Passed

Regarding DM: Recent scientific research suggests that dogs that have two mutated copies of the DM gene (abnormal/ abnormal or A/A) may be at greater risk of developing degenerative myelopathy. In comparison, dogs that have two normal copies (N/N) or carry one normal and one abnormal copy (N/A) have a lower likelihood of developing DM.  However, there are multiple factors that contribute to DM, and the science is still evolving.

A dog that is considered genetically "at risk" may not develop DM. For example, Tori, Zoe's mother, is A/A but has shown absolutely no indications of DM at the age of 9. That said, Zoe will only be bred to a stud that is N/N for DM. Why take the risk if it can be avoided?

 

This mindset means that Zoe's puppies will either be N/N or N/A (carriers). For more information on the evolving DM science, visit the OFA website

The objective of DelNova Hovawarts is to produce Hovawarts that meet the FCI Breed Standard in both conformation and temperament.

 

A bitch or stud that fails to meet the Standard will not be used in a breeding by DelNova Hovawarts.

 

For more information, review the FCI Standard for the Hovawart or visit the Fédération Cynologique Internationale website.