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.


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. 


Charlie Update

Good morning Nathan & Darlah!

We wanted to update you both on Charlie’s first few days at home.

Charlie has slept beautifully the first 2 nights that’s he’s been home. He finally ate his entire bowl of food this morning and has been peeing and pooping on his pee pad multiple times. There has been a few accidents but for the most part he’s figuring it out pretty quickly. Charlie has adjusted perfectly and it feels like we’ve had him forever.

We absolutely love & adore him.



2 Updates Today: Dex Update

This update was just after he joined his family at a ski schalet.

Yes , he ate half his dinner last night and just over half of his breakfast this morning. He has had two poops and lots of pees (all outside!) He whined a bit at bedtime and then slept straight through the night until we woke him at 6:30 :) 

So pretty much perfect!



Spirit survived her first night without the siblings. She slept up to Nathan all night despite the irritation of Kai and Willow. She went outside with the adults this morning. Her xpen is now down and she is hanging out with mom in the familyroom - well its a familyroom again thanks to Dennis and a late night surprising me. 

She is quieter. Leti seems to be hanging with her and watching her. Leti indeed looked for the rest despite her watching them leave. <sigh> She will adjust especially when she realizes Spirit is staying. 

Kai and Willow head out to a puppy drop in tomorrow night. Spirit needs another shot first. 

Nathan will be sending out puppy class info that we will be signing up for in hopes the rest of you can join us. 

Updates coming later from a sibling.


Nala's New Family

I can't believe the pups are all gone (with the exception of Spirit). It has been a busy 11 weeks. Leti makes such sensational pups. I just love them. I hope each family falls deeply with their new addition. 

Here is the gallery of Nala's family.

How did the time go by so quickly.

Here is the gallery of the time just before Nala departed with Nala, her family and Spirit. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Tomorrow we will update you on how spirit did her 1st night in our bed. 


Charlie's New Family

Charlie was way chilled before going home. 

Check out the gallery.

Without the siblings they are quiet playing. No wrestling craziness.

Here is the gallery of Charlie's new family.

They are napping now and Nala departs at 3. 

Be sure to check out the videos. 

There will be 2 updates today.


Charlie's Bath: 4 Updates Today

Look at the way his eyelashes are curling. These pups are truly good looking. Charlie survived his bath. He actually loved the water flowing on his bath. 

Here are his bath photos. 

Charlie's family comes at 11am tomorrow. He will be the 1st to depart tomorrow. 

The crew is rather quiet tonight. Leti wants to stay in the xpen with them. 

Leti has oustanding pups - don't you think?


Nala's bath

Nala had a bath today and well she wanted to climb out. She was a riot. A bath - seriously? But she survived and did rather well.

Here are her photos from her bath.

Nala's family comes at 3pm. She will be the last to go of those that are departing. Spirit remains.

Really missing this crew already. Can't even go to the door. I say my goodbyes ahead of time. So happy for the families. Really nice families....


Spirit's Bath

I know that Spirit is not departing but we did a bath so we could have a memory. Spirit was amazing in the bath and the dryer. She's little but mighty.

Here are her bath photos.

Can't wait till Leti realizes Spirit is staying. Tomorrow night Leti will sleep with her baby on our bed. Let's see if we survive. Willow and Kai may be jealous. :-)


Dexter's New Family

Dexter now has departed with his new family. Here are the family photos. The kids were amazing with the pups. It was delightful to watch their excitement!

Here is the gallery of the pups before departure.

I can't believe 3 have already departed. These pups are 11 weeks on Monday so they can go for their shots anytime from Monday on. With Monday being a holiday, perhaps Tuesday on will do. :-) We are making an appointment for Spirit.

Be sure to check out the videos.

Tomorrow 2 departs, 1 remains and the xpen comes down. So many changes tomorrow. Will Spirit survive the big crew?