/ (ˈhəufəˌvɑːt) /
a medium-sized strongly-built dog of a breed with a long thick coat, a thick tuft of hair round the neck, and a long bushy tail
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Word Origin for Hovawart
from Middle High German hova yard + wart watchman
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