An Open Letter to Puppy Buyers

Good morning, The Havanese are a wonderful breed. They shed minimally and have no dander, which makes them ideal companions for people with allergies. They are terrific around children, love to play and love to cuddle. They are playful and fun to watch. They like to walk but their energy levels do not require it. A healthy … [Read more…]

Phoebe’s Haircut

After her first litter Phoebe’s coat became wiry and dull…normal hormonal situation. It was not the greatest coat in the first place which was a problem for her in the show ring. Deciding I did not have much to lose (you cannot show Havanese in anything but their natural coats) I gave her a puppy … [Read more…]

Just What is a Havanese?

About the Havanese The Havanese is a member of the Bichon family, which includes the Bichon Frise, the Bichon Bolognese, Maltese, Coton De Tulear, Tsvetnaya Bolonka, Franzuskaya Bolonka and possibly the Lowchen breeds. They were developed from the now extinct Mediterranean Bichon Tenerife, which was introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish to other … [Read more…]

Birthday Party

Six puppies helped celebrate my daughter Jenny’s birthday. Her friend, Jen, has Filer and he was very happy to host his brothers and sisters. It is his last visit with DeeDee who is leaving us tomorrow. Her forever home is in Raleigh, North Carolina! We have three boys left to place…Turbo, Rapper and Sammy. Birthday … [Read more…]

Books for New Puppy Owners

1. The Joyous Havanese by Kathryn Braund (Phoebe’s breeder!) Probably only available online. You can Google it. A great all around guide to everything from the history of the breed to the steps of breeding to raising puppies. It then goes into the colors, the care of a puppy, grooming health issues and a little … [Read more…]