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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Friends & Associates

Cocoa Update 

Well little Miss Cocoa has settled in 100 %. She is so confident, energetic, obedient and sweet. Zita has taken over the role of mentor.  She grooms her, plays with her and actually looks out for her. It's really quite sweet. Cocoa is Zita's little shadow. Domingo keeps an eye on everything and steps in when he thinks the rough housing is getting too intense. They all sleep together and have become a happy little trio of rascals. As I type all three are draped on me. 

Sending a shot of the girls taking a little afternoon siesta after an intense play session. 

Thanks again for such a sweet bundle of joy!!


Ollie Update

I can’t help but send more pics lol

Kaitlyn Oliver doing her treatments together ๐Ÿ’•

Jackson and Oliver also becoming friends, and Oliver finding a new comfy seat!


Louis' New Family

Louis was the last to depart so we had Spirit and Sky out to play with him before he departed.

Here is the family gallery.

We heard he serenaded him till he got home. Wonder where he learned that when he was super quiet on the vet ride. Maybe he thought that is where he is going again.

Here is the gallery before he departed.

We heard he met their other dog and their cats and all is going well.

Be sure to check out the videos.

I will be updating the videos shortly. I rather miss them!

May have a gin and tonic - thank you! :-)


Maddi's Mom 

Sorry I am so late with the updates but I was taking down the xpen, doing laundry and all the fun things that occur when the last puppy departs. I wanted to do this right away so Leti understood.

Here is the family gallery.

Heard they arrived home safe and sound and everything went well. 

Here is the gallery before Maddi departed.

We rather miss them but staying busy is the operative word for Leti and us. Sounds greedy that we could miss this crew but can't help it! Give them hugs from us all, please!

I am working on the videos. Be sure to check them out.


Maddi's Last Bath Before Departure

Oh my gad is she a riot to the max! With a wink of an eye and those eyelashes... I remember Spirit like this.

Here are her bath photos.

She is the 1st to depart tomorrow.

Bath - she loved it. Blow dryers - tolerated it. But all and all she was great!

I can't believe the pups will be gone tomorrow. 

It is a strange process. You love them, nurture them and then send them off on their forever journey as if your kids are off married and living afar. You count your blessings when you see them and are sad when you do not more than one can know.

Till tomorrow...


Louis' Last Bath Before Departure

What a character he is. You can tell the way he is just relaxing while I click photos. How did he do? He was great.

Bath photo gallery

He has the longest hair of the crew. But get this, it dried very fast. 

I can't believe he is departing tomorrow. He will be the last to depart. I really like this boy! This crew has magnificent personalities and all unique.

Tonight they had hamburger added to their food. They are in heaven.


Echo's New Family

Echo departed this afternoon. She has a long drive back home to Ottawa. We will miss her so.

Here are her family photos.

I hope the drive is an easy one.

It is truly very quiet here with just 2. 

This is the gallery of her play with her siblings before departure.

We had a lot of racket going on when they are were here. You will hear it on the videos. Our apologies. Stormy gal - I want OUT!

Be sure to check out the videos.


Beau's New Family

Well Beau has departed and it's getting quiet. The pups are sleeping now waiting for the next pick up and the last 2 have already had their baths.

Here is the family gallery.

Beau will be living close so his drive is not far.

Here is the gallery before he departed. 

We are excited for these little ones to have their journey. We will miss them incredibly though. Hope to see them from time to time.

It is cold out so departure play is happening in the kitchen. That's okay. They are getting their play on inside too!

Be sure to watch the videos.


Beau's Last Bath Before Departure

How did he do? Amazing! His sister Echo was a riot and he was a very close second. It was silly bath time and blow dry times today.

Here is the gallery of his last bath.

There are 4 updates today and there will be 4 updates tomorrow, then 2 Sunday and then just update photos as they get sent. 


Echo's Last Bath Before Departure

This dog is a bloody character. Her personality came spilling out in the bath. She gave me kisses. She laid on a towel rolled up so she could rest her head while I dried her. She was great. 

Here is the gallery of her bath photos. 

She is the 2nd to go home tomorrow.