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 about performance events.

2. The Havanese by Diane Klumb with Joanne Baldwin DVM. Besides giving the breed’s history there is helpful information about choosing a puppy, getting off on the right foot, crating, potty training, feeding, grooming and more. This book is from a vet’s perspective as well as a breeder’s so it is more detailed in that regard.

3. For the Love of A Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD. This is a recent publication that goes into ‘reading’ your dog’s facial Author has also written ‘The Other End of the Leash.’

4. The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey is a great book that focuses only on the puppy stage of your dog’s life. Some chapter topics are the developmental stages and how to deal with them, housebreaking, socializing, toys and games, handling and grooming, discipline and how puppies learn.

5. Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard Pitcairn, DVM and Susan Hubble Pitcairn is, as the title implies, a holistic approach to many dog and cat health issues from creating a basic natural diet, creating a healthier environment for your pet, selecting a healthy pet, caring for the sick animal. It also gives a quick reference guide to many ailments including allergies, appetite issues, bladder problems and more.

Two more I like are:

6. Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats by Kymythy R. Schultze.

7. How to Speak Dog by Stanley Coren

Photo Update–Ten Weeks

This is Rapper–
   He is medium sized right now, is very frisky and loves to burrow in the hostas!

Maxi and Filer after a busy romp in the garden.

This is Turbo. His is the largest but the other boys are catching up.

He is a real lover boy. Loves to nestle on the grass next to us.

This is Sammy.  Understated and sweet…my little shadow.

Katie (left) and Turbo.

DeeDee. Got to love that face! She is beautiful.

Everyone’s Healthy!

We got our physicals from Dr. John Wilson’s Veterinary Clinic yesterday. Very busy afternoon!

Everyone passed with flying colors–great bites, no knee issues, no hernias and no heart murmurs.

Here are the weights–quite a range!

Katie–2 lbs, 4 oz.– SOLD!

 Filer–1 lb., 13 oz. — SOLD!

 Go Go–3 lbs, 4 oz.–SOLD!

Maxie–3 lbs. 5 oz.–SOLD!

Turbo–3 lbs. 14 oz.

Sammy–3 lbs. 7 oz.

Dee Dee 2 lbs., 11 oz.–On Reserve

Rapper–2 lbs. 11 oz.

Puppies Meet the Kids

What is the best way to raise puppies who greet strangers with kisses and wagging tails? 

1. Pick a breed known to enjoy the company of humans (like the Havanese).

2. Socialize, socialize, socialize.

Guess what we did Saturday?

Liam is very gentle with Sammy

 Luke and Filer with Mom Lesley

Bill, Liam and Filer

Bill, Liam and a patio of puppies

El and Luke
with the Puppies   
Puppies everywhere!!!