My late husband Pat and I, moved from the long, cold winters of Wyoming to the sunny and much warmer and temperate climes of Reno/Sparks, Nevada in 2008. Seems as though we had nearly always been home in the mountains of the many western states we lived in over the years, hence the name of our Havanese—LaMontaña Havanese.
The Havanese is not our first breed. Forty plus years ago we started out with a lovely Pom named Muffie; then we had a very cute English Bulldog named Gossamer Waump, whom we called Gussie, and a wonderful mixed breed collie-type, named Nevada. While living on the Western Slope of Colorado, circumstances led to Pattie finding the Newfoundland breed that she is still so passionate about today, though she no longer shows nor breeds them. See Z’Ourgang Newfs via The Remembrance link for more as we remember that special time in our lives that led to showing, breeding and winning Championships, Group Placements and even Best in Show.
I have been living and loving my life in Nevada with the funny, sweet, charming Havanese. I conscientiously breed them for health, type, form and function. See the "PUPPIES" link for available puppies and past litters. I truly enjoy showing my Havanese in AKC Conformation ring. My Havanese are CERF'd yearly, BAER tested and screened for hip dysplasia and patellar luxation at 2 years of age, certified heart sound and registered with OFA. Health is always first.
THIS IS OUR HOUSE. I enjoy living in sunny Reno/Sparks, Nevada, with my little furbabies. They live underfoot in the house, but have an enclosed yard they can enter at will via doggy door to play RLH, gym toys to play hide ‘n seek on & more toys than any little being should have.
Funny little clowns, the Havanese
I am a proud member of the Havanese Club of America, Reno Kennel Club and Havanese Club of Northern California
Home of Loving Havanese Companion & Show Dogs
I enjoy learning everything I can about the Havanese, including its history. I love finding old paintings, articles and such that depict or discuss Havanese. Below are some lovely and fascinating paintings, old photos and other memorabilia of the havanese.
MAP OF CUBA
<<<<<1911 HAVANESE, POULKA DE DIEGHEM OWNED BY
MDME MALENFER OF PARIS
>>>>>Cuban stamp depicts
<<<<<QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST
AND HER HAVANESE
(bottom center of painting)
>>>>>Los Ninos, by Cuban Vanguardia painter of the 1930s, Fidelio Ponce de Leon. It is believed that the little dog in the lower right foreground is a Havanese.
<<<<Painting: Dog of the Havana Breed
by Jean Jacques
<<<<<Depicts the poodle or caniche, the Maltese and the Toy Havanese, three related breeds each with different characteristics.
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The Blanquito de Habana on left and
Cuban CH Puppy on right, the first Champion of his breed in Expo Canina 1993. And he won Reserve Best in Show >>>>>
2002 postage stamp featuring the Bichon Havanais from The Republique De Guinee, a Nation in West Africa with its base at the Atlantic Ocean