Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on August 19, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. 

Our Choices

We feed Fromm exclusively. Why? Your pup can eat any Fromm 4 star food switching daily without tummy upsets. Plus our Havanese are worth it!


Doggie go doo doo? Easy open, longer and stronger, OXO-biodegradable and 100% CANADIAN! These bags are the best. Easy to open, doesn't rip and the right size! Get the scoop!

Grooming 101

Want to see how I get a smooth coat and what equipment I use? I am continually learning and perfecting but I created this video Windows version) and for you Mac apple folks - here's a conversion. - not a professional one, to help you get a head start and perfect your own skill. Got questions? Ask away.

Want to know how to create a bathing machine that will save you time, product and wash your dog better than ever before? Check out Dick and Irma's instructions on how to create your own machine for a fraction of the cost.

Certified Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid is a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Talemaker Havanese now has that certificate having taken and passed the course.

Wasabi Stylin'Havanese Winter Dress Attire

Now that Halloween is over, we are going to talk about Winter dress attire for your little one.

Here's our Wasabi in the middle of winter last year going ala natural but when your pups have just their puppy coat and their undercoat hasn't yet come in, they need protection from the cold. It's not just stylin' but a comfort thing. When your pup is warm, he or she is more apt to enjoy the winter elements.

As an adult, it becomes a stylin thing that some of us do now and then to keep the rain from soaking them or the snow from getting those snowballs on their underbelly. A good coat is worth it's weight in gold, or so they say. But, even in a pinch, if you have a neck warmer it will help to keep those snowballs from proliferating in that belly area.

The best type of clothes for your dog are those that are quick and easy to put on, allow freedom of movement, are warm and have a finish on them to keep the elements from soaking through. That means you may want to use sweaters of a knit material as the 1st layer and add an additional one for protection. No matter how pretty they are, if it's wet or snowy outside you need that waterproof layer too. The good news is that double layers actually keep your pup warmer.

Look at this photo of our pup. It's easy off, warm, and has a coating on it but doesn't give sufficient freedom. It's simply too big. You can't see it fully but if we placed the pup down to walk, he would stumble as the front simply hangs too low. Proper sizing is important especially when they are not as sure footed as an adult.

It's not how much you spend unless you really want your dog to look stylish but rather what the material is, how it fits and how fast you can get it on and off.

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