Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date is taking place on August 17, 2019 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. Yvonne's place is NEXT DOOR to her old place. I will try to put a havanese flag out front. Hope you can join us. Directions are here. The house # is 25.

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

Emmy Update


We wish Emmy's mom Ella, and all the doggy moms and human moms a happy mother's day today!  Hope everyone got lots of hugs and kisses.

Emmy went with us on a plane ride to Fredericton!  At least we booked for Fredericton...but landed in Moncton due to weather. We were delayed several hours, and they got us all on a bus ride to Fredericton. Emmy did really well on the plane and the long bus ride and in the hotel.  

Hope everyone is well!

Emmy, Rosalie and Ulrich


Jasper Update

They are best of pals now!


April Update

Hi Darlah and Nathan,

I thought you’d like to know how my first week went, here, with my new hooman family. I think I’m settling in pretty well. They like to throw new stuff at me every day but I’m pretty good at catching up quickly. Every morning I take the little hooman, Fiona, to school. It’s a pretty noisy place squirming with little people and there’s always a pack of them running my way. I patiently travel from arms to arms, sometimes I give kisses, but most of the time I’m just politely waiting to get out of there. Then my mom and I head back home for a fun play session. Two days ago I discovered the backyard. I wasn’t too sure at first with the all the smells and sounds and the two Westies next door but once I realized they were totally smitten with me I decided to bask in the attention. I love running, jumping and hopping. I even did a 180 mid-air turn! I guess you had to be there. Who knew leaves can be so much fun! I discovered I can pee in the grass and get a treat of it. Imagine that! Speaking of treats, I love those but the hoomans make me work for it. I learned Yes, Ah –Ah, Up, Turn Around, Watch Me and I’m working on my Sit. I have even tackled the stairs to the patio and can go up and down but not the big shiny staircase in the house. That one is way too big and scary and I’m not a girl that likes to take risks.

My mom loves how good I am with the pee pads – first two days I was a little confused with the area rugs as they were new to me but now I got it down and easily find my pad upstairs and downstairs. I’m still not much of an eater…that kibble stuff is really boring so I trained my hoomans to sprinkle a little somethin’ somethin’ on it. Vet says I’m a perfect girl but I need to eat more.

In the evening this big dude the little hooman calls dad comes to hang out. It was love at first sight – I think he reminds me of another dude in my previous family. I am completely fascinated with his whistling and I fall asleep in his armpit, every time. So soothing.

I sleep through the night in my playpen, but since I discovered how much fun being with my new hoomans is, I don’t like to spend time in there during the day anymore. So I am getting pretty vocal about it. Mom is not impressed. She’s also not impressed with the 7 am wake up calls I give everyone. I say ’wake up, wake up hoomans, it’s time to play!’ Yes, play is my specialty and I’m always up for it, no matter the time of the day, or how tired I am. My favorite is tug and I’m also learning to fetch. Mom says no toy to play so I happily bring it back. After play, snuggles is my next favorite. Mom sometimes calls me kitty cat – I guess she thinks I am quiet and gentle and cuddly like a kitty.

I take lots of car rides…at least twice a day. I’ve been out shopping, to the gas station, a restaurant, the school, the vet. It’s all new to me but I’m getting used to it. Mom says tonight we start school…not sure what’s all that about…but I guess I’ll meet other doggies and maybe get some treats.

All in all things are pretty good around here. Yesterday, the little hooman was having a rough day with school and friends and homework but then she picked me up and said ‘April, you make everything so much better. What did I do to deserve you?’ That was nice to hear, I love her snuggles the most.

Until next time!

P.S. Please say hi to Jon for me.



Here is a video.


Jasper's New Family

Jasper is off to live with Kai now known as Chase and his new human family.

Here are the family photos.

It was a whirlwind visit but the shortest one yet as they have done this with Chase before. 

Not many before Jasper departs photos but hopefully I caught some quality ones. 

May your journey be a grand one! Hoping to see you in puppy class. 

This is the last of the updates until we receive updates from you.


April's New Family

This little cutie has departed and we will miss her. She reminds me of Sky. Jon made sure he came upstairs to say goodbye. Glad that he was at home so he could.

Here are the family photos.

Getting quiet around here. The last puppy departs tomorrow. Then Saturday a wedding. Maybe a good thing as you get so busy you can't think. Glad they are on a wonderful journey. may they bring wonderful joy to you as they did for me.

Here are the photos before April departed.


Jasper's Last Bath

He was an amazing boy. No issues with the entire experience. He may be a water dog yet.

Here is his bath photos.


April's Last Bath

April was golden in the bath and for the photos and blow dry. She wasn't crazy about the clipper on the pads but other than curling her toe nails, she was fine. Perhaps it tickled.

Here are her bath photos.

All the pups are sleeping at the moment. I am crawling into bed and will get up as soon as I can. All grooming cancelled today. Was hoping meds would help. 

Here is the gallery in the morning upstairs.


April Play

Here is Swag and April playing like crazy. Check out the gallery. April is heading home on Thursday and her brother on Friday. We will be heading to a wedding on Saturday. LOL

Nathan reminds me with 2 growing concern puppies, we will be having fun right along with you. 

Be sure to check out the videos. I am uploading them as I type.


Jasper: Here's Looking At You

Ella is spending a lot of time with Jasper and April. At this time each night they head upstairs for a big play session and then head to bed at 10. 

There is a method to our madness. Tuckered out pups sleep well.

Be sure to check out the videos.


Charlotte (Charlie's) New Family

The first of Ella's has departed. This girl is so happy, she went from person to person wagging that tail of hers. I just laugh.

Here are her family photos.

She is such a fun puppy.

Here are the photos before she departed.

The pups are taking an extra long nap. I think they are wondering where they are going. We are going to have to get everyone together so the siblings can see each other. Here's hoping!


Charlie's Last Bath

Charlie - call name - her official name is Charlotte. I know, I look like I am hanging her. Sorry. I was not. Nathan is in bed sick so Dennis was taking photos. Usually Nathan will say - you are holding her too far up but no Nathan to let me know and I didn't tune in. Still, she's a beauty.

Bath gallery is here. 

This girl was a DREAM in the bath. Not a shake. Not a complaint. I love her bath photos.

She is the only one departing tomorrow!


Run, Run, Run

The pups have been playing their hearts out today.

Be sure to check out the videos.

I am still waiting for one Ella puppies pertinent info. Names are hard - that I know. Please send as soon as you can.

Tomorrow Charlotte gets her bath. It's the first step to her forever journey. It begins...


Fun Was Had

The first gal to depart on the 6th is the black and white tri gal. Her name is Charlie, Her official name will be Talemaker’s Charlotte. 

The pups had a great time and you can see Ella's gal, called - to be determined, is kissing Stone. They sure love him! She will be departing on the 11th.

Here is today's gallery.

The tri boy will be departing last on the 12th. His name is Jasper. His official name is Talemaker Pyramid Mountain.

The journey is about to begin for the pups.


You Have Mail

If you do not receive yours, please send us an email. Please copy me on the email with all the pertinent info and the date desired for pickup. 

Ella's pups can start going home Saturday on - Friday if you really want the entire weekend. This is a reference statement so you have dates to work with. 

My email address is darlah@potechin.com

This will save Nathan from my repeated requests if he received the pertinent info. He does not check his email like me. 

These pups will be 10 weeks on Saturday. How did that happen?



Shhh If we hang out long enough, they will do the work and we will get the results. Hmmmm

More and more they are learning this game. 

You will have to watch the videos to see the fun!


Upstairs With Raven's Willow

The pups immensely enjoyed having Raven's Willow here to play with. Willow also played with the adults as you can see on our main blog gallery. 

This is the gallery of the 3 crew plus Willow. They had a blast!



I just love this gal. If I could keep an Ella gal - well what a smarty pants she is. I love her eyebrows coming in. Whichever home gets this one, I hope they like to swim. Ella usually has swimming pups and I can't wait to see if Sky will swim come this summer. Multi generation of jumping into the pool is something to be proud of. I hope its someone that lives close so we can test her in the pool. I would love to test all 3 but we do not base our decisions on who lives the closest so they can be tested with swimming. I wish.... It's about the best home for the right pup.

Tonight's blog will be short. I am spent today!



Visit and Pre Visit

Here is the gallery with Gucci and the pups before the family visit.

Pups had a blast before the visit then took a nap. Then they had a blast during the visit.

Its been a fun filled day for them. 

When we have these visits, it is a crazy process. Make no mistake I clean the house daily so what does she need to do? Towels, muddy paws, comb outs of dogs, toilets, appliances, sinks. Then I shower, and make sure the pups are clean even though I checked them in the morning. I like a clean house but mud and dawgs have their own minds and wait till the pups get outside before they depart. If it is anything like today, we will have the pitter patter of mud. One pup - no problem. 11.... hahahahaha

I so look forward to it before they go home. Every puppy needs to muck it up once. LOL

Thank you for coming today. 


Play Again

Pups are just about to go upstairs again. They are really good at the running. They now climb up into the high beds.

Here is the gallery of the 3 crew.

Tomorrow I have a morning of grooming dogs - not mine. Mine will be later after the visit. LOL TThen we have the family visit and its going to be fun. 

I do not have all the items yet for the bag that goes home with you. Nathan did pick up the food today. Shampoo and conditioner was supposed to have arrived today. It has not come. argh Treats won't arrive till April 2nd. Toys I bought. It will all come together. I was just hoping to have more so the family that is flying could take it back tomorrow. Oh well, she will be able to take the food back. Sorry about that.

See you tomorrow. If I look frazzled, forgive me.


Such Toy Fun

The pups are pretty smart. They have figured out how to eventually get the treats out but some wait and swoop in. The doers and the patient.

Be sure to check out the videos.

I find the adults like this toy equally. It can even be used on a pup that eats too fast. As long as they can get it out, it will slow down their feeding. 

The pups truly enjoyed Ollie and Ozzie.