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. 

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.

Woofstock 2018

Meet us at Woofstock. Dogs are welcomed. We meet at the restaurant across the street from Woodbine park. Here is the location. Meet up happens on May 28, 2016 at 9:30 to 945am. Rain date is the next day. Look forward to seeing your havanese there and the humans too! Don't have your havanese yet? Well join us anyway!

Our Magazine


Havanese Breed Magazine's 37th issue is available in an electronic version. After numerous requests, a new printed version is also now available. Click here

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Update on Leti

Leti's tummy is growing. She is eating lunch as well now. Soon she will be eating small meals throughout the day. You can clearly tell she is pregnant now by looking at her and by feeling her mid section. 

You can follow her calendar below.

If we get a bunch of Spirits, you are in for a treat... parents to be. 


Leti's Calendar

Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Sun 7 June 2018
Sire: Stone
Dam: Leti
Breeder: Talemaker Havanese
Wed 7 June 2018 Day 1
  • First day of mating.
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened
Thu 8 June 2018 -
Wed 14 June 2018
Week 1
  • Fertilization occurs.
  • 2 cell embryos are in the oviduct.
Thu 15 June 2018 -
Wed 21 June 2018
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.
Thu 22 June 2018 -
Wed 28 June 2018
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.
  • July lose appetite during this week.
  • Morning sickness July occur.
Thu 29 June 2018 -
Tue 4 July 2018
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.
  • Development of eyes and spinal cord
    and faces take shape.
  • The fur on the belly and around the
    nipples thins.
Wed 5 July 2018 -
Tue 11 July 2018
Week 5
  • The doctor July 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 July be able to feel the little puppies
    they would be the small bumps in the
  • Development of toes, whisker buds,
    and claws.
  • Eyes now close and gender can be
  • The puppies are now considered fully
    developed miniature dogs.
  • She July be showing... She July also
    gain a little weight particularly if she is
    going to birth more than 1-2 puppies..
Wed 12 July 2018 -
Tue 18 July 2018
Week 6
  • During the last several weeks, your
    dog's nutritional needs nearly double.
    Feed small meals several times a day.
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargement of mammary glands as
    nipples darken and enlarge.
Wed 19 July 2018 -
Tue 25 July 2018
Week 7
  • She July shred papers, blankets or
    bedding in an attempt at "nest building"
    in the last weeks. Most times this
    only happens when she goes into labor.
  • 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 July feel the puppies now but
    counting them July be a bit more difficult.
  • Definite abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.
Wed 26 July 2018 -
Tue 1 August 2018
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 July 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
Wed 2 August 2018 -
Wed 9 August 2018
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 July express milk from her
  • Watch for her temperature to drop.
    You July 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 July also become restless,
    seek seclusion and in the last few
    days, soil the house.
  • She will be 'nesting' 12-24 hours
    before the birth
Thu 10 August 2018 Expected Date of Whelp.
  • Expected date of whelp. Average is
    62 days but July 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.
  • July see a clear discharge from
    the vulva.
  • At onset of labor July pace, dig,
    shiver, pant and/or vomit.
  • First fetus will be delivered within
    12 hours of the onset of labor.

Photo to Come

Need to give Leti a bath but her tummy is getting round. 


Leti Update

She has her appetite back. Hooray!!


Spirit's Antics

Spirit is a Leti and Stone puppy and we just duplicated that breeding. She is amazingly agile, cute and has an amazing personality. Here she was playing with Nathan today. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her hair. It's so easy care.


We Are Done

Well, today I said enough! Woman always call the shots. hahahahaha I have no doubt I am pregnant as I was in my prime of my cycle.

If you want to see what she produces, check out Spirit... Ms. Spirit is gorgeous with a personality to match!

In approx 60 days - pups - oh my. then we take a break - seriously!


Yet Another Connection 

Tied 723am to 7:43am


Another Connection

Perhaps this is the one as it is so long...

723am to 7:47am. Couldn't even wait for breakfast. LOL


The Leti Connection

Leti and Stone had the 1st connection today.

927am to 9:39am 12 minute tie

I was quite pleased with her litters. As she was bred last time to Stone, we duplicated that litter. They are gorgeous pups. Spirit is from that connection. They have very, very pretty personalities and endearing personalities.

I was hoping she would come into heat later but it is what it is. I know people are waiting for pups. I just so wanted a summer. 

This means pups around August 9th give or take a few days. The earliest the Ella and Cinnamon pups can go home - yep around birth time. 

It also means pups can't go home a week or 2 late as we will not have the ability. Keep that in mind when you are asked in a week if you want to have a puppy from Cinnamon or Ella or from Leti. Leti's pups will go home mid October. If you have a very busy summer, you will probably be wise to wait till Leti's. 

Leti's will still be going outside, learning to use outdoors etc. It is actually great timing for pups but well - I would have liked to wait to her next heat as I simply need a break and some part of a summer. But I was priomised I would get pool time. 


Spirit's Shots

She's now had her 2nd shots. She now weighs 4lb. As the littlest one she is is gaining nicely. I am sure her siblings are larger but she appears to be on the same track as Kai. She lives up to her name as a spirited gal who has adapted to her new lifestyle. 

She is no longer nibbling on my feet or slippers and neither is Willow. She now just wriggles her body so excited to see you.