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
Monday
Feb182019

3 Weeks 3 Days Old

This boy already loves tummy rubs. Be still my heart!

Here is the gallery.

Such a trusting soul indeed!

They get so excited to see you now. It's a riot and they are rather good at getting around too!

Be sure to check out the videos.

Sunday
Feb172019

3 Weeks 2 Days Old

Ella's pups are mighty mobile and they can be found on opposite ends of the pen. 

Here is the gallery.

They seem to be in sync with the Cinnamon pups so merging them will be easy. As saffron's see, to already be attempting walking, playing etc we will probably be able to merge them all together. Time will tell. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Saturday
Feb162019

3 Weeks Old: New Area

The Ella pups are 3 weeks old now and we have removed blankets separating them from all the pens. Saffron's is the only one that remains in a whelping box and they may be out in a day or two.

Here is the gallery.

The pups adjusted with ease. Cinnamon's pups were more curious on what was going on across from them. We added a puppy pad and we will start putting them on each time they wake up. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Friday
Feb152019

Ella's Pups 20 Days Old

You notice they are sitting up and starting to be inquisitive. I really need to get them out of the whelping box. They are curious.

Here is the gallery.

As we have had vuisitors over, we tend to hold a puppy in our hands to show them. They can't be touched at this stage but they get to see different people and see different rooms this way. It is good for their development.

Be sure to check out the videos.

Thursday
Feb142019

Ella's 19 Days Old

What beauties... She looks like a little angel in sleep and you wonder what she is dreaming of.

Here is the gallery.

They are starting to walk. They are playing with each other but they are also still sleeping a great deal which is normal at this age.

Be sure to watch the videos.

Wednesday
Feb132019

Ella's Are 18 Days Old

When will it be their time to come out of the whelping box? Maybe tomorrow?

See the gallery.

Ella is completely devoted. It's a riot to watch her. 

They are starting to get up on their legs and push off. They are pretty good with this trying to walk business.

Be sure to watch the videos.

Tuesday
Feb122019

17 Days Old

Pups had their nails done today. See the gallery.

Ella was so worried about the nails that she wouldn't leave the pups alone while Nathan was doing the nails. It was interesting. 

It is interesting that all 3 litters are now attempting to walk. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Monday
Feb112019

16 Days Old

Ella says I got this and she does. 

Here is the gallery.

Her puppies are plump. They roll this way and that. Look at the boy and his posing. Got to love it!

Be sure to check out the videos.

Sunday
Feb102019

15 Days Old

Look at how chunky this puppy is. This one may be waddling when he starts walking. LOL

Here is today's gallery.

Ella gazes at her puppies. It's interesting to catch her doing so. A mother's love is interesting. I wonder what she is thinking when she does.

Be sure to check out the videos.

Saturday
Feb092019

Two Weeks Old


Can you believe they are 2 weeks today? The time is just unfolding. heh

Here is the gallery.

Moms were pretty good considering there were a lot of people here today. 

I did have to go in to check on them and make sure everyone was feeding but I think they would have relished saying hi. It will be their turn in a month.

Be sure to check out the videos.

Friday
Feb082019

13 Days Old

Hey human mom they are almost 2 weeks old - oh wow.

Here is the gallery.

Ella is always so fascinated with her pups. I was playing a video I was uploading and she was mega confused trying to figure out where the crying was coming from. 

She remains super attentive. she so loves the pups.

Be sure to watch the videos.

Thursday
Feb072019

Eyes Open 12 Days

Click on Photo for Larger ViewClick on Photo for Larger ViewTwo with eyes wide open. We await the boy opening his eyes. Will it be tonight or tomorrow?

Here's the gallery of the 2 girls and the boy with their eyes open.

Pups are getting older. So soon.

Click on Photo for Larger ViewLooks like all 3 opened their eyes on the same day. The boy just waited till this evening. 

Here is the usual gallery. 

Wednesday
Feb062019

11 Days Old

Ella's pups are now 11 days old. That means their eyes are probably going to open up soon. They all work on their own timetable.

Here is a small gallery.

Pup are doing well. They are plump and sometimes they match their blankets - sometimes not. I agree, the pink looks good with this crew!

Videos are coming.

Tuesday
Feb052019

10 Day Ella Beauties

I love when they have moments of closeness and then apart. 

Here is the gallery.

I can't believe they have reached the age of 10 days. How did that go by? 

We switched the whelping boxes last night. Actually I did it all. When Cinnamon crew is out of their whelping box, we will switch it up again. 

This crew always has 1 deciding to choose sleep vs. eating so we wake them up and put them on. This happens a great deal with litters then the one that decides not to eat is hungry before the next feeding. 

Be sure to watch the videos.

Monday
Feb042019

9 Days Old

Pups are now 9 weeks old and as you probably noticed, they have grown.

See the gallery.

Today I need to take the Saffron whelping box and exchange it with Ellas. You see they are too fat now to fit under the rail. They get under and you can hardly get them out. Saffron's are still small so they can deal with the low height of the rails. That's on the to do list today.

Be sure to check out the videos.

Sunday
Feb032019

8 Days Old

Ella is still being picky over what she eats. If she wasn't feeding puppies, I would just say - you will eat next meals. Havanese do that at times. The more you indulge them the more picky they become. It is unfortunately true. 

Here is today's gallery.

I have to say they do not mind the scale. Perhaps they will when they get to be a couple of days older. Think about it. They can smell. They can touch but they can't hear or see yet. Ears and eyes open at the same time. I can't wait till it happens for all 3 litters as it is when the fun begins.

Be sure to check out the videos on all 3 litters.

Saturday
Feb022019

7 Days Old

Mothering is hard work especially when you try to take care of everyone else's. Cinnamon does too but I believe you count how many they have and think not fair.

Here is the gallery.

She so loves her puppies. they are getting fat and they let mom know when they want to feed. Bravo little ones!

Be sure to look at the videos.

Friday
Feb012019

6 Days Old

Ella is a riot. She now wants Cinnamon and her pups. I guess 3 is not enough. 

Here is the gallery.

Soon I will be going to bed. I had a good night with all 3 moms. Had a hard time staying awake but I managed to so far. Ella didn't want to go outside. I guess it is rather cold outside.

I felt like a gourmet cook for Ella, Saffron and Cinnamon. They only want the good stuff.

Pups are in great shape. I just finished weighing them. All gains for all 3 moms. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Friday
Feb012019

6 Days Old Already

Ella is such a good mom. She is so much in love with her puppies but I think when she took care of Saffron's she got quite excited that she had more pups. I think she would be happy with a lot of puppies.

Here is the gallery.

I also have a video of her feeding Saffron's pups. I am glad that they are who they are and took over vs me having to feed the pups formula. Mother's milk is best. 

Ella's pups are nice and plump. The moms are adjusting to just their own. It's easier, Ella. LOL

Thursday
Jan312019

5 Days Old Already!

Ella's pups are doing ever so well. They are sharing milk stations with Saffron's pups. They don't seem to mind.

So far Ella is great with Saffron's pups.