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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Terra & Treasure PlayingNames

 Terra and Whitney (Whitney and Terra has Passed On)


Fun loving, friendly, gentle, good natured and universal socializers.


 Terra was hip challenged but enjoyed walks as much as she can and swimming with Daddy and Kat. Whitney enjoyed sleeping and eating a steak bone happens you have one for her. Terra was also multi-level obedience trained.

Fun Tidbits

Terra introduced each Havanese to the possibilities inherent in a fresh snowfall and a flick of the nose. Whitney taught us all how to go from A to B by making many circles. The dawgs faced with life curves gives us much challenge but are rewarding when you put the effort in them. Some need huge effort, like Whitney but we can say her last half of her life has been amazing with lots of tales and its not over yet though at 14, we take one day at a time.


Both were spayed. Terra was hip and knee challenged and Whitney had doggie alzheimers and a huge success story from deep fear to a good life. She is what gives you hope that anything is possible with love.

More Insight

Whitney, our 14 year oldWe were honoured to share our lives with two Golden Retrievers even if they shed every time they breath. Whitney was our 14 year old 'rescue', an overused term I think, who had been with us nearly eight years. When she first arrived she was scared of everything and down to skin and bones. She ruined a 7,000 dollar leather couch during a storm as she was faster than us getting to her. Urine and leather don't recover. But we loved her anyway. We understood she had fears we had to help her get over and we did manage to do that!

Terra grew up with the Havanese and they all love her to pieces. She just couldn't figure out how they can stop and turn so quickly and has been known to go head over heels trying to keep up. The photo above was of Terra playing with Treasure who loved her very much.

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