Jacqueline Carney of Carneys Havanese Haven, Purebred Havanese PuppiesMy name is Jacqueline Carney. My mission is to provide families with healthy, happy Havanese dogs. I began breeding in Michigan in 2002. I started with English   Shepherd and, five years later, downsized to a non-shedding, smaller and family-friendly breed….Havanese!

Havanese have a charming personality that I aim to, not just preserve but, enhance while focusing on good health through extensive testing. I now breed only Havanese dogs in both my Michigan and my Florida homes.

Carneys Havanese Haven, Purebred Havanese Puppies

For six months of the year my husband and I live in a beautiful neighborhood outside Detroit. It is where I was born and it is a wonderful place to raise children (our 3 daughters, now grown!) and dogs. We live within walking distance of a delightful pond and a bustling downtown area with a large city park where I try to walk my dogs every day.



Carneys Havanese Haven is a boutique kennel in southeast Michigan. In 2007, after 35 years owning my own florist company, I retired. Breeding dogs is the hobby that immediately picked me!

My dogs live and sleep with us in our home. They are not crated during the day! They enjoy lots of romping in a room just off my kitchen that is dedicated to them and their happy puppy antics.

And they get lots of sunshine. They have a large outdoor enclosure where they can run, roll and breathe healthy fresh air!

I feed them high quality, USA made kibble. Occasionally I will give them an egg. And, they also enjoy an occasional raw femur bone to chew.

About Carneys Havanese Haven

Carneys Havanese puppies are Michigan or Florida bred from AKC champion bloodlines, both parents having passed all health tests and have received their prestigious CHIC health rating. We always breed for show quality but most of my pups are placed as companions.

I will not breed my Havanese before they have been health tested for hearing (BAER test) as well as for healthy eyes (CERF), and heart, hips and elbows.

About Puppy Culture

We raise our puppies following the wonderful “Puppy Culture” protocol.

From their website: “In the first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life you ( the breeder and owner) are endowed with an almost magical ability to shape his future. During this window it takes only the lightest touch to make a permanent impression on your puppy. And you have the power to change the outcome of his life by what you (the breeder and the owner) choose to teach him in these first twelve weeks.

Bonita Springs, Florida, Carneys Havanese Haven, Purebred Havanese Puppies

Bonita Springs, Florida

Conformation shows

Retaining the quality of our Havanese breed is important to me. To this end I show my dogs in AKC certified conformation events.  This helps assure that I am breeding  to the Havanese standard as published by AKC.  (See my “About Havanese” Page)

I believe my efforts should not be totally self-serving. To this end I also serve the Havanese community. 2010 I applied to join and was accepted into the prestigious Havanese Club of America. I am treasurer of our local breed club, the Great Lakes Havanese Club. And I am an active member of AKC (American Kennel Club).

Bonita Springs, Florida, Carneys Havanese Haven, Purebred Havanese Puppies

Bonita Springs, Florida

Application Process

I fall in love with every puppy I breed, so in order to make sure they stay healthy and happy, I am extremely cautious about which homes they go to. All families must complete a Buyer’s Application Questionnaire. Prospective families should also know I will not ship my puppies as cargo on airplanes. However, I will work with you to arrange transportation inside the plane’s cabin or in a car.

I have many happy puppy families who are more than willing to testify to my happy, healthy Havanese. If you want some names, I will provide them for you.