Healthy Happy Havanese

A special note: Please be aware that these trying times have DRAMATICALLY increased the demand for puppies and adult canine companions. Because of this you may need to wait 6 to 12 months for a quality puppy!  I hope you will bear in mind that a quality dog is worth the wait and that OFA certified health testing of the parents as well as constant socialization of the pups are critical components of that quality.

About Me

Hello, my name is Jacqueline Carney and my mission is to breed happy healthy Havanese from health-tested dogs of champion stock and place those puppies with loving families that will provide a nourishing environment and will cherish their fur kids forever. I have been breeding healthy puppies since 2002. English Shepherds, a farm collie, were my first breed. After five years I realized that, in my retirement from my flower business, I needed a smaller breed that loved children and adults more and shed less!

I was always cognizant of health and took the necessary steps to raise the healthiest dogs possible. I also take a lot of effort to support my Havanese breeding community. I am very proud to be a member of AKC and of its prestigious affiliate for our breed, the Havanese Club of America. I am a board member and was treasurer of our regional club, the Great Lakes Havanese Club, for over ten years. And I have been accepted as a member of AKC’s renowned Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program.

To Reserve Your Puppy

Our puppies are spoken for well in advance, often as much as a year! So I encourage interested families to fill out our questionnaire…the first step towards being placed on our waiting list. If you are approved, we will ask for a $500 deposit that is fully refundable up until the puppies are 3 days old.

But, after pups are 3 days old, we ask that you commit to the adoption. During the eight weeks your puppy is with its mother and myself, I will evaluate its structure, health and temperament, following my own version of the Puppy Culture protocol. This is because I want to match the right dog to the right home.

About Puppy Culture

“Puppy Culture” is a protocol for raising puppies to be confident, happy, healthy and well balanced adults. This unique training protocol begins when the puppies are 3 weeks old. The main theory is that it is so much better to help puppies “find themselves” and to be great, well socialized companions when it comes to them naturally. Both the breeder and the new famiy build on and reinforce their dog’s tendencies that occur naturally between the age of 3 and 13 weeks.

Click on Puppy Culture to learn more.

So, I hope you enjoy my website as much as I enjoy creating and updating it. Whether or not you want a Havanese puppy, I am happy to answer any questions about the breed. Please feel free to contact me….I will do my best to answer you and If I don’t know the answer I will find it!

By the way, the young man pictured is my grandson, Ben, with our first champion, Lily.