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24.12.2018 3RD WEEK

The puppies are growing. Their teeth have started to come, playing is becoming more and more common, and attacks on their toys are constant. They are already curiously looking around and exploring the room. We have also already started with some individual meals every day, and they quite happily gobble down things like milk porridge and curd, raw minced beef, and baby starters. We are beginning to allow visitors and are happy that the future owners are making appointments to come see them. The puppies have already had their first visit, the owners of their father, Alenka and her son Nejc. It was a real joy. We also changed their collars as they were getting too small. The new ones are a lot more visible as well, since the old ones got lost in their fur and made it difficult to tell the puppies apart - yes, they are that similar. Behavior-wise, like in any litter, some are livelier than others, some are happy with less sleep and more playtime, and some the other way around. We've trimmed their claws for the second time already as well, which was easier than the first time.

More about litter "R" litter ex Horto Albo; 3rd week gallery : GALLERY W3; and all movies are here: VIDEOS "R" LEGLO

If you are interested in a black hovawart male feel free to write me tea.pavisic@gmail.com / tanja.pavisic@gmail.com.


Another week passed by so quickly it is impossible to believe it. Time truly flies by. The eyes started to open (first one was green female), slowly they start to realize they are not alone in the whelping box. They are also surprisingly good at walking. We noticed first attempts of playing with each other, so we put many toys in the whelping box and now they can start to explore. We cut their claws for the second time already. On Friday, when they were officially 2 weeks old, the biggest among males was the turquoise boy (1510g) and among girls the yellow one (1500g). All puppies are so equal, they are gaining weight nicely, and looking so similar - we have to admit that knowing which black puppy is who would be very hard without their colorful ribbons. Their hair is also getting longer, so the collars are lately hidden. On Friday we had the first photoshooting. It was quite a challenge and Riva was stealing toys all the time. Boys and girls got their names too, but we don't know who will get what name, yet.

Males: Rio, Rocco, Rufus, Rubik, Rhodos, Roy; Females: Rubia, Rubin, Raya, Reiwa, Rea, Rosinante

More about litter "R" litter ex Horto Albo; 2nd week gallery : GALLERY W2; and all movies are here: VIDEOS "R" LEGLO

If you are interested in a black hovawart male feel free to write me tea.pavisic@gmail.com / tanja.pavisic@gmail.com.


It is almost impossible to believe how fast one week went by. It feels like puppies were born yesterday. We are very happy that all puppies are doing great and gaining weight. At the moment all they do is sleep, eat and repeat. They eat eight times per day, which means every 3h, also during the night and we supervise each feeding because there is 12 puppies and Riva has only 9 teats. Thus it is impossible to feed all puppies at once. With full bellies they fall asleep in few minutes. Riva is also doing fine. First few days after delivery she disliked most of the food so she ate only goodies such as cooked fish, baked fish, cottage cheese with honey, cooked chicken and so on. Thanks do this goodies she managed to provide enough milk for the puppies. First few days she also didn't want to move away from the whelping box but now, a week later, she is super happy when I take a leash and her collar - it's walk time!

More about litter "R" litter ex Horto Albo; first week gallery : GALLERY W1; and all movies are here: VIDEOS "R" LEGLO

If you are interested in a black hovawart male feel free to write me tea.pavisic@gmail.com / tanja.pavisic@gmail.com.


Our "R" litter was born on friday, 30.11.2018. Already a day before Riva was not behaving like she normally does, she didn't want to eat and she was checking out dark places in the house but here temperature was not low enough yet. Because of that I stayed up all night, you know, just in case - better safe than sorry. In the morning, at 7.30 the fist puppy was born. In total she gave birth to 12 puppies without any complications. We have 6 females (3 black and 3 black&tan) and 6 males (5 black and 1 black&tan). We are a little bit surprised by the amount of black puppies, but still we find black hovawarts wonderful, something special. The delivery lasted 10h and it included 2h long brake. The second thing we are surprised about are weights of the puppies. They are all big (when born from 440g till 540g) and are nicely gaining weight. Puppies were born in the following order:

1. Male, black, light blue ribbon, 440g at 7.30
2. Female, black, violet ribbon, 470g at 8.30
3. Male, black, turquoise ribbon, 540g at 9.56
4. Female, black and tan, pink ribbon, 480g at 10.34
5. Female, black and tan, orange ribbon, 480g at 11.03
6. Female, black, green ribbon, 490g at 11.41

7. Female, black and tan, yellow ribbon, 490g at 12.17
8. Male, black and tan, grey ribbon, 460g at 12.59
9. Male, black, red ribbon, 460g at 13.35
10. Male, black, black ribbon, 530g at 15.00
11. Male, black, brown ribbon, 530g at 17.17
12. Female, black, dark blue ribbon, 440g at 17.49

We are publishing fast-made-phone pics, because puppies need all the free time we have. We promise to publish better and nicer photos as soon as possible.

If you are interedted in a puppy, you are welcome to send me an email to tea.pavisic@gmail.com / tanja.pavisic@gmail.com or you can text me on 041 259 578 (Tea) or 031 763 612 (Tanja).

More informatin about the litter: "R" littler ex Horto Albo


Only a few days more till the day "D". Riva still feels good. She didn't want to eat her morning meal for a few days but later around 11.00 her appetite came back and she ate like crazy. We go out almost every 2 hours, seems like the pups are making a lot of pressure on the bladder. I also managed to make a short video of puppies moving in the belly when she was asleep - video is here: click and the most visible movement is at app. 00:19.

More about parents can be found here: Expected "R" litter ex Horto Albo


We are slowly getting ready. Approximately 20 days more and we will meet the puppies. Riva feels good, she is still active, goes on two walks per day, runs after birds and sometimes she brings a toy and wants to play. She eats four times per day now and even that this means she gets a lot of food, she doesn't miss any fridge opening. Any attempt of sneaking cookies or any other goodies is now mission impossible. The belly is getting big and at this time the puppies are growing fast. I also realized how hard it is to make pics of the belly so the size of it would be so good seen as in live. It is really hard if not even impossible. Riva spends all day close to us, she enjoys being in our company and now she loves cuddling even more. This weekend we also started preparing the room where the puppies will be. The whelping box is ready and Riva supervised all the work. We are also done with most important shoppings (milk for pups, drybeds, collars, heating light, food for puppies and so on). We wish that the rest of her pregnancy and also birth passes by with no complications.

More about parents can be found here: Expected "R" litter ex Horto Albo


With huge happiness and pride we are announcing that we are expecting puppies in early december. This week the ultrasound examination confirmed Riva's pregnancy. The father of puppies is international champion Blue Pinus Alpinia. Out of this combination all three possible colors are expected but what mother nature will "mix up" we will see in early december. If you are interested in a puppy you are welcome to send us an email with short presentation of yourself: tea.pavisic@gmail.com or tanja.pavisic@gmail.com.

More about parents can be found here: Expected "R" litter ex Horto Albo


Our Naya is growing up so fast. At the moment she is 54 cm high and has 22 kg. She is very energetic young lady, but a true fighter for a toys - she growls like a grown up hovi. In school she is a very good girl and she doesnt have any problem with learning new exercises. We are adding photos from the latest walk.


On Saturday, 6.10.2018, Tea, Naya, and I headed off to Vrtojba where the 7th special hovawart show took place, this time titled the Club show. The show is organized twice a year by the Hovavard club of Slovenia. As with every other club event, we were in excellent hovi company of all our dear friends. Naya competed in the puppy class from four to six months. She showed the judge Alenka Černe and everyone else at the show that even five-month-old puppies could compete with adult and more experienced dogs. She ran the diagonal and the lap like a true professional (of course, we had practiced that before) and allowed the judge to check her whole body and teeth. The judge gave her a detailed, extremely encouraging description and awarded her with Very perspective 1, best puppy. And so, Naya earned her first rosette. We are very proud that our mischievous little bandit felt relaxed and happy in the crowd and company of mostly adult dogs. We also have a movie oof Naya in the ring.

15.9.2018 CAC TRBOVLJE

On 26.8.2018 we attended another show, this time small national show CAC Trbovlje. It was very cold, rainy and windy day but for our dogs the weather was perfect. For the first time we also registered Naya and she did a great job. Well, not so great as she knows when training at home, but still it was not bad at all. We all know that puppies need some training but I'm sure she will be soon so good at presentations as Riva is. The judge from Portugal, Joao Vasco Pocas, liked her very much and she also managed to put a smile on his face. She got very nice description and grade Very promising 1, Best puppy. For Riva this was another show in champion class and with first place she finished her 5th championship at tender age of only 2 years and 2 weeks. She is now oficially also Show Champion of Slovenia. For this championship hovawart must have 1 CAC from special show (Riva has it from M.Kunze), 2 CAC titles from International show and 2 from national show. The last CAC title for this championship must be achived after the dog is 2 years old, so Riva also holds the record of age when championship was finished!


On Friday, 16.8. Riva successfully passed another health test. We are happy to announce that her eyes are free of genetic diseases. After that we visited family of Blue Pinus Alpinia because they live nearby the clinic. Because Rivas eyes were still a bit sensitive we ate delicious lunch first, had some chat and then we went on a walk, which ended up with swimming and crazy party at the river.

19.8.2018 2nd BIRTHDAY

On 13.8. Riva celebrated her 2nd birthday. We can not believe how time flies. This year we decided to make a special birtday picture at Castle Otočec (very nice place, it is actually the only castle in Slovenia built on a river island). After that we went for a walk and made some new pics. We wish all the best also to the other siblings!


We decided to merge "responsibilities" with fun. About a month ago, we signed Riva up for the CACIB Gradisca d'Isonzo in Italy. And so, the four of us set off on Sunday on a "trip" to our friends in Dekani. As before, the Kofol family welcomed us with open arms. On Monday and Tuesday we attended the show together, and then spent the afternoon in the best of company. The show was harsh on our dogs due to the heat (temperatures close to 40 degrees!), and was in the centre of town in a park. It was well organized, however, with lots of shade and space. Riva celebrated her 2nd birthday on Monday and for the first time competed in the class of champions. The very precise yet kind judge from Serbia gave her a praising description and an Excellent 1, CACIB, and BOB. The second day of the show, this time with an Austrian judge, she earned an equally great description with an Excellent 1 and r. CACIB. We got everything we came to get and were happy with both grades, especially since Riva was considerably younger than the rest of her competition. For Naya, this was her first show, which is an excellent exercise in socialization. She behaved herself perfectly and had no trouble with crowds of people, other dogs, loud noises, or being driven in the car. Her surroundings did not bother her much and she happily allowed herself to relax in the tent and accept belly-rubs from others.

After the hard part of the day was over, we headed back to Dekani, where we cooled off in the river Rižana. Our dogs, Riva, Naya, and Tan, enjoyed the swimming very much. At three and a half months, Naya took a swim for the first time and pleasantly surprised us with how good she was at it. We also took a walk through the beautiful orchards with trees full of delicious figs that were ripe for picking. Huge thanks to the Kofol family for two fantastic days in their home!


Naya is now 3 months old. She is growing up fast, her weight is going up very nicely and she already lost one tooth. Since the day we brought her home she sleeps whole night. She is already best friend with Riva and they play with each other all day long. It is really nice to see such love. On a walk she is following us and runs fast to us when called - she knows she will get something good. She loves to eat and is always hungry. It is hard to describe her happiness when she sees her bowl in my hands.


Yesterday at the CACIB Rogla II show (the showplace is actually at the top of the peak, 1517m, and it is a ski resort in winter!) Riva - Enormous Ocean Breeze - was graded with Excellent 1, CAC, CACIB and BOB.

26.6.2018 NAYA

On sunday, after 10 days of adventures in Warsaw, Tea landed at Brnik international airport with our new familly member. Flying with a puppy is something special - many people took the phone out of their pocket and took a photo, everyone smiles at cute puppy, people are stopping you because they want to pet a puppy, even the cabin crew started to melt when they saw they have a special passenger on board. For me, the most interesting situation was the boarding because the lady of cabin crew did not care about 70 more people waiting to board, she had to ask me questions, she kissed Naya several times, huged her... Who can even resist a puppy on plane. I guess no one. Naya was a very good girl. Just like Riva she slept the whole flight, I had a free seat next to me (thanks to a lady at the check-in) so I had the bag on the seat, wide open. Pedigree name of our new female is Enormous Surprise Surprise. Welcome home Naya.


Evening show IHA Klagenfurt ended up with Riva (Enormous Ocean Breeze) being a new Junior Champion of Austria. She fulfilled the conditions to obtain the title by winning the intermedia class with the following note: Excellent 1, CACA, rCACIB. We are very happy and proud because she was the youngest female of all 4 presented. And because we don't have any good photos from the show are are publishing newest photos from the walk.

5.6.2018 CACIB UMAG

CACIB Umag Show, 6 hovawarts - 3 males and females. Riva was registered in intermedia class and won Excellent 1, CAC, CACIB and BOS. We are very proud of her.


Our beloved Avera is gone. Her heart simply could not keep going anymore and she passed away this morning in my arms.


Beautiful 4xCACIB Zadar where Riva was registered in intermedia class and finished her Croatian Show Championship!


On Sunday, 8.4. we attended 2 shows; national show CAC Barje and Special show for hovawarts, organized by Hovawart club Slovenia. At national show she was judged by Sviatlana Radziuk (BY) and achieved Excellent 1, CAC in intermedia class. At the special show she was also presented in intermedia class (she is now 20 months old). The judge was well known and respected German breeder, Mr. Michael Kunze. Riva achieved Excellent 1, CAC and got very nice and long description. We are very happy and proud of our young girl. The organization of the show was great, the club did again a very good job. It is always a pleasure to be part of their events.


On 17.3. we attended a breeding examination - ZTP - in Domžale. ZTP was organized by Hovawart club Slovenia and was judged by Bojana Razpotnik, Miroslav Zidar and Alenka Černe. There were only two hovis registered for ZTP and many more for NZB/JB. Riva had no problems with any of the situations so she passed the ZTP without the slightest problem. Our ZTP looks very similar to Austrian or German one.

So, to sum up the ZTP: Riva is 63 cm high, has correct bite with all teeth, has dark eyes, great pigmentation, correct ears, correct tail, middle long (she was in heat) dark black hair with no white hairs. She had no problem and played like crazy (as always) with me and with an unfamiliar person (figurant). She had no problem to bring the toy out of a pile of plastic bottles. She is not afraid of gunfire or any other visual or optical situation (doll, sleigh with doll and bells, jumpsuit suddenly appearing in front of her and so on). I'm proud to write that our kennel has new breeding female. More photos (taken by Eva Oven) can be seen here - GALLERY

29.1.2018 NEW PHOTOS

Some new photos from the walk. The girls enjoy the snow very much and are playing like crazy.

We have also made some new health tests with Riva - thyroid test result looks great, we have also received her DNA profile which is one of the conditions to register to ZTP. In Slovenia the conditions to register to ZTP are x-rayed hips, B-BH exam and DNA profile. In february we also participated at CACIB Celje show, where Riva won CAC and so she opened her slovene championship.

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