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First litter was registered in 1922 in Germany. Hovawarts are very common in Germany and in Finland, they are also found elsewhere in Europe, America and Russia.
The first hovawart was brought to Estonia from Finland in 1997 and the second in 2001. Between the years 2004 and 2019 twelve litters of puppies have been born in Estonia, and dogs have been imported from Finland, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Latvia and Slovakia. In July 2019 it was counted that 104 hovawarts reside in Estonia.