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.

Thursday
Sep072017

Jeannie's Timeline

Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Thu 7 Sep 2017
Sire: Truffie
Dam: Jeannie
Breeder: Talemaker Havanese
Thu 31 Aug 2017 Day 1
  • First day of mating.
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened
    eggs.
   
Fri 1 Sep 2017 -
Thu 7 Sep 2017
Week 1
  • Fertilization occurs.
  • 2 cell embryos are in the oviduct.
   
Fri 8 Sep 2017 -
Thu 14 Sep 2017
Week 2
  • Embryo will be 4 cell at start of week and 64
    cell by end of week.
  • Embryo enters the uterus.
  • Feeding small amounts of high protein supplements,
    such as eggs, lean muscle meats (not pork) or liver
    is a good practice.
   
Fri 15 Sep 2017 -
Thu 21 Sep 2017
Week 3
  • Embryos implants along uterus wall.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs
    will develop.
  • Her nipples begin to turn pink and enlarge.
  • May loose appetite during this week.
  • Morning sickness may occur. She also stretched
    a lot due to her movement in her abdomen.
   
Fri 22 Sep 2017 -
Wed 27 Sep 2017
Week 4
  • Morning sickness should go away and appetite
    return.
  • One of the early signs of pregnancy is for the
    dam to 'adopt' a toy. This may or may not happen.
  • Development of eyes and spinal cord and faces
    take shape.
  • The fur on the belly and around the nipples thins.
   
Thu 28 Sep 2017 -
Wed 4 Oct 2017
Week 5
  • The doctor may be able to detect pregnancy
    (85% accuracy) by feeling the abdomen.
    Diagnosis by x-rays is usually possible after
    45 days (95% accuracy for determining the
    number of puppies).
  • You may be able to feel the little puppies.
    They whould be the small bumps in the abdomen.
  • Develpment of toes, whisker buds, and claws.
  • Eyes now close and gender can be determined.
  • The puppies are now considered fully
    developed miniature dogs.
  • She may be showing. She may also gain a
    little weight particularly if she is going to birth
    more than 1-2 puppies.
   
Thu 5 Oct 2017 -
Wed 11 Oct 2017
Week 6
  • During the last several weeks, your dog’s
    nutritional needs nearly double. Feed
    small meals several times a day.
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargment of mammary glands as
    nipples darken and enlarge.
   
Thu 12 Oct 2017 -
Wed 18 Oct 2017
Week 7
  • She may shred papers, blankets or bedding
    in an attempt at “nest building” in the last weeks.
  • During the last 2 weeks, your dog may
    become irritable.
  • Moderate exercise is the proper approach.
    Neither forced rest nor strenuous exercise
    is a good idea. Short periods of gentle play
    and short walks are good.
  • You may feel the puppies now but counting
    them may be a bit more difficult.
  • Definate abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.
   
Thu 19 Oct 2017 -
Wed 25 Oct 2017
Week 8
  • Dam begins to spend a lot more time
    grooming herself.
  • Her breasts become swollen as her
    milk forms.
  • Nesting begins as she looks for a place
    to have her puppies. Make sure you have
    her box or spot ready.
  • The dam may not have as big of an appetite
    during this period. Her abdomen can be
    crowded with puppies.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • See if you can get her used to her whelping box.
   
Thu 26 Oct 2017 -
Thu 2 Nov 2017
Week 9
  • Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned
    with warm water, you might want to trim the
    hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier
    access for the puppies to suck.
  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop. You may
    take it rectally if you want but she's just plain
    old cool to the touch compared to what she
    has been the last 8 weeks.
  • She may also become restless, seek seclusion
    and in the last few days, soil the house.
  • She will be 'nesting' 12-24 hours before the birth
   
Fri 3 Nov 2017 Expected Date of Whelp.
  • Expected date of whelp. Average is 62 days
    but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • Keep watching for that cool to the touch. If
    you're actually taking the temp, it does drop
    from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver,
    pant and/or vomit.
  • First fetus will be delivered within 4 hours
    of the onset of active labor.
Wednesday
Sep062017

Done

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017
Jeannie X Truffie
August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie
September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie
September 2, 2017 9:21am to 9:37am 16 minute tie
September 3, 2017 2:28pm to 2:47pm 19 minute tie
September 4, 2017 9:25am tp 9:42am 17 minute tie
September 5, 2017 1:27pm to 1:49pm 22 minute tie

No connection today. This is day 15 - 6 more days till out of heat. I will put up a calendar later today or tomorrow.
Tuesday
Sep052017

Yes Again

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017
Jeannie X Truffie
August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie
September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie
September 2, 2017 9:21am to 9:37am 16 minute tie
September 3, 2017 2:28pm to 2:47pm 19 minute tie
September 4, 2017 9:25am tp 9:42am 17 minute tie
September 5, 2017 1:27pm to 1:49pm 22 minute tie

 

Monday
Sep042017

Another Tie

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017

Jeannie X Truffie

August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie

September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie

September 2, 2017 9:21am to 9:37am 16 minute tie

September 3, 2017 2:28pm to 2:47pm 19 minute tie

September 4, 2017 9:25am tp 9:42am 17 minute tie

Sunday
Sep032017

Yes Again

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017

Jeannie X Truffie

August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie

September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie

September 2, 2017 9:21am to 9:37am 16 minute tie

September 3, 2017 2:28pm to 2:47pm 19 minute tie

Saturday
Sep022017

Another One

Now time to comb outHeat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017

Jeannie X Truffie

August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie

September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie

September 2, 2017 9:21am to 9:37am 16 minute tie

Friday
Sep012017

Playing Before a Tie

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017

Jeannie X Truffie

August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie

September 1, 2017 3:29pm to 3:48pm 19 minute tie

Oh my gad was that long. I bet its the day to count from.

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Nathan says they are the right height for each other. Amazing what a brush out does with Jeannie.

Thursday
Aug312017

Jeannie Ties 2017

Jeannie was so thrilled to be with Truffie - it was unreal. Got to laugh. She even made sure her scent was all over the mat they use. Even though we clean it, I am sure she said that Adele was on this.

Heat Dates: August 22, 2017 to September 12, 2017

Jeannie X Truffie

August 31, 2017 10:19am to 10:33am 14 minute tie

Thursday
Aug172017

Happy 3rd Birthday

This is Max chillin.... He is at the cottage now enjoying his birthday!

Three years ago you came into the world. How did time go by so fast? Above is a photo of Patches and Abby celebrating their 3rd birthday! Aren't they adorable?

Got email from Max's family. Here it is:

Hi Darlah and Nathan,
I cant believe 3 years has passed since our baby Max was born. Sorry it has been so long since we communicated. Max is such an incredible dog and loves his 2 cousin doggies at the cottage. Max still loves the water and if you say "boat ride" he bolts to the shore and waits impatiently haha. Max is so calm and easy going and sleeps silently for 3 hours when we drive to the cottage, one short pee break and he is excited to jump back in and get going.
He is still a cheeky puppy and the neighbourhood all love him as he greets and kisses everyone... I have never seen a dog lick so much it is adorable. Bill and Max are the closest as he spends more time at the cottage with him.. Bill can't walk anywhere without Max following - which is funny as one of the best pictures you took was Max kissing Bill on the nose on one of our puppy visits. . He gets along with every single dog and we often told what a lovely nature he has.
Hannah works at our local animal hospital and gets alot of exposure to dog personalities boarding and getting medical attention and still says we are so lucky to have such a calm loving dog you can take anywhere and that is full credit to you both!!!
I hope you are both keeping well and thank you both again for giving us the sweetest most loving doggie we have ever had. When Max returns from the cottage we will send a photo...xx
Best wishes Kerry, Bill and Hannah

 

Wednesday
Mar012017

Training Raven

Well, we found a different collar for Raven. Well, I did. It seems the clanging up against her with her name tag bothered her. So, I put another collar without any such things and that felt better.

Today she started out - really do I have to heel for these treats - really? Soon she got into the groove. Today she had mini pieces of steak. Yum. I will work for that!

We will have a session tonight. We only do 5 minute sessions. 

Oh and she sits, does beside me and look at me with ease. It's just this heeling business. Do I really need to do THAT!

Human Daddy took Stormy up for a nap. Is he playing faves?