Do Havanese Like Children? A Video

You betcha!!!

It is alsmost as if a child is another puppy, these Havanese are so smitten. And gentle.

Now, as young puppies…under one year…like all puppies, Havanese are exuberant. And in this state, their sharp little teeth might find the wrong “toy.” For that reason always, always supervise your puppy/toddler play. Once a puppy reaches a year, it will be different…for the puppy that is. Still, toddlers can also display inappropriate play (pulling an ear or a tail or a fistful of fur) and must be supervised until 5 years old or so.

Video of Maxi’s Pups at Two Weeks Old!

This is when the fun begins! Puppies are 2 weeks old now, making sometimes sweet coos, sometimes puppy challenge growls and wobbling around on their little legs. Noses are black now as are some of the pads on their feet. Soon their eyes will open and a few days after that the fog will clear and they will be able to see their siblings and their Mama…and me!…for the first time.

I took this video of Maxi’s litter yesterday.

Hoping to catch a video of Lily’s pups later today. Stay tuned!



Life Just Gets Busier!

Carney's Havanese Haven, Havanese Puppies, Maxi's Puppies!

Lily and her 5 beautiful puppies

Maxi with hers…eight beauties.

We have two wonderful litters in the past week!

Maxi whelped 8 black and white puppies (4 girls, 4 boys) on December 27 and Lily whelped 5 cream puppies on December 29.

So much fun!!  So very busy!!!

Here are some photos of Maxi’s pups at one week old. As soon as I’m able I’ll post photos of Lily’s pups.

Mighty Quiet Around Here!

Well, all but one puppy have left for their forever homes. I have to say they are all very fortunate to have found such happy, healthy and loving families!

Here are some photos and a note from one of them who adopted a puppy from Lily’s litter…..

…Now Pippa, she is little girl #3 with the pink collar. 
Love abounds!

Hi Jacqui,

Pippa had a great visit with our vet today. She was very healthy and was a hit at the office.

Attached are a few photos of Pippa that we thought you would enjoy!

Pippa has already brought so much joy into our home, and we are excited to have her meet our neighbors and the rest of our family.

-Dave, Patsy, Kaitlin & Margaret

Here is another from the family who adopted one of Marli’s pups.
Puppy #3 is now Tiller!

Hi Jacqui,

Tiller is fantastic!  What a doll.  He did great at the airports, seemed excited by the adventure.  Got to fly First Class on his first flight. (Spoiled already.)  Put him underneath the seat, he didn’t make a peep the whole time.  Kinda like he shrugged his little shoulders, said “Yeah, ok” curled up and went to sleep.  Natural flier!

Slept well last night, too, in his airline carrier on my bed.  Just one potty break at about 5am.

Tiller’s adapting well to his puppy playroom.  He occasionally voices his displeasure at being trapped by a baby gate, but seems to understand “quiet” and “shush.”  He settles down so quickly, I’m amazed.  He’s also a great self-soother.  He seems pretty content to play with his toys and scan for baby gate weaknesses to exploit.  (He is obviously intelligent and already responds to his name:) I swapped his litterbox and crate positions today.  A little while later, caught him dragging his placemat/water bowl across the room.  Guess he wanted in on the renovation!  When he’s quiet, I take him out every hour to snuggle/play.  He’s so snuggly, soft, sweet, and tiny!  We are bonding well. 

He’s using his litterbox (yay!).  Peed once on a towel last night (easy mistake) and once on floor today (excited maybe?).  Got a little poo on floor today, but only because his stool is soft- he did use his box.  I’ll mention it to vet tomorrow, but presume it’s the food change.  Not concerned at all. 

Went to a few stores today. Socialization opportunities abound with a puppy this cute. Everyone wants to meet Tiller!  He did great.

My seating is such that I can see Tiller in his puppy room and vice versa.  He was sleeping for awhile.  A few minutes ago, I looked over and he was just sitting quietly looking at me, patiently awaiting my attention.  Seriously impressed with this puppy!  So now he’s smothering me with kisses!!  Good time to sign off.

Thank you, Jacqui, for a wonderful pup!  Keep in touch.


Puppies are almost 10 weeks old!

Well I don’t have any photos of Myrtle or Maple because they have gone to their forever homes!

But here are some updates on the others. First the boys….

This is Gumbo, who is still looking for a forever home. Isn’t he handsome? Gumbo has a delightful disposition, right in the middle temperament wise. He will have a nice silky coat and will weigh about 12-14 pounds full grown.

Gumbo again

Gumbo likes playing in the grass.

Our parting shot of Gumbo!
And this is Coco. Coco is also looking for his forever home. He is a chocolate parti, which is rare in the Havanese world. He will have a gorgeous coat, brown eyes and a brown nose! Coco is a very, very sweet boy. Quite laid back and calm. He wants to be someone’s little shadow and loves to have his tummy rubbed!

Here are Sabol (front), Coco (middle) , and my new show puppy, Maggie. (Yep, I love that name!)
This is Sabol. He’s the little one I bottle fed for five weeks but now is doing superbly. Sabol is a sable Parti. He will be on the smaller side for a boy. Probably 9 to 11 pounds. He loves, loves, loves to play. He’s a little higher on the energy scale but has no problem sitting on my lap for a few special pets. Sabol is also still available.

Sabol again.

And now for the pups waiting for their families to pick them up:

This is Holly. She is going to live in Virginia with Amanda, Bhal and Seamus, one of my puppies from last summer’s litter.

Love Holly’s eyes!
This is Mango. She is turning out to be a very sweet little girl. Mango will be going to live with Lynette,  Jim and their 3 year old Havanese, MiJa. They are right nearby in Sarasota, Florida.
Mango playing in the grass

And this is Maggie. From the front she looks just like Gumbo but has a little more white on her back. Maggie is going to live in New York city with Liz, Kevin and their two very excited little girls!