An internationally recognised breeder of Hovawarts based in Loughborough, UK



My name is Gina Challoner and I live in Loughborough in the East Midlands, UK with my 2 female Hovawarts, and my rescue dog.

My first Hovie was Tarn, who took the the art of Breed Showing to a new level. She won many Best of Breeds including at Crufts which gave us the thrill of competing in the Working Group. Tarn is the Top Winning Hovawart of all time and even though she died several years ago, no other Hovie has held this title to date. She competed twice in the prestigious Contest of Champions, which is for the top 64 Dogs in the UK.

Recently my female Hovawart Isalynn has had many show successes, including winning Best Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed at Crufts 2017. In May 2019 she had her second litter of puppies, and you can read all about their activities on my Puppy Pen page.

If you are wondering what exactly is a Hovawart, please visit the About Hovawarts page. This includes the history of how the current Hovawart came into being, and a link to the Kennel Club Breed Standard. Hopefully this will help you understand a little of why I, and like minded people, absolutely adore this breed. Maybe you’ll come to consider a Hovawart is for you.


Hovawart puppy announcement showing sire and dam


Hovawarts by Farmwatch UK

This FB page is here to share my love of this breed and to promote my two beautiful Hovies and their offspring.

Hovawart Health, Welfare and Discussion Forum

The purpose of the group is to bring together health concerns, that may concern all interested parties. 
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