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

Buds Mostly



Beau's Visit

To say Leti was excited was an understatement. She was over the top happy as if she won the lottery - no lie! It was wonderful for her and wonderful for him as he was just excited. 

Here is a gallery.

I tried to get better photos but he was a moving target always. 

Mom says we will see him in 2 weeks. We can't wait!


Louis Update

Good evening to you both. This photo was taken today as Brian caught a moment when Louis sat still long enough. Doesn’t our baby look all grown up? 

He doesn’t sleep on my neck anymore. He started to sleep in his own bed 2 nights ago next to Glory. (They both have beds on our bed) 


Echo Update

Echo saw the vet today, who just kept saying how perfect she is! She is such a good girl, adjusting so well to her life here, and we are positively delighted to have her. Can't wait to start puppy classes with her next weekend.

Thank you again for the opportunity to bring such a wonderful puppy into our home. We couldn't be happier.

~Laura and Adam


Need Photos

My mail has gone south so please send me photos and updates, please!


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...