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

Award Photos
Friends & Associates

Ellie Update

Hi Darlah and Nathan,

Ellie had her final day of Puppy pre school today, she’s usually not one to brag, but she was the fastest at most of the final competitions 😊

She also has her 16 week vet visit today.

Everyone who meets Ellie loves her, she loves meeting new people and has made a few puppy friends. She’s a cuddly sweet dog, but also feisty and full of spunk.

She says hi to you and all of her puppy brothers and sisters 

Xo 🐾

Ellie and family 


Happy Birthday to Canine Mom

Happy 4th Birthday to my amazing mom, Ella! 

Life is mostly great here in Grimsby.  I still do not love my grooming sessions but I put up with it for the treats.  I fell in the fish pond but my mom quickly scooped me out!  I'll never try that again, though it wasn't very deep.  School starts in a week; I think I am already pretty perfect though my parents are not crazy about my habit of nipping pant legs, it's just my idea of play!  Despite this, my parents are over the moon in love with me! 

Hope Darlah and Nathan give you extra hugs and treats today.




From Mommy Ella: Willow tries that pant nipping thing with the human mom here. When you are in class, have them show you how to stop the behavior. Wear boots till then. LOL Those teeth ouch hurt and this human knows. 


Ellie 12 Week Vet Visit


Just checking in. Ellie had her 12 week appointment today and it went very well. She was so good, wagged her tail and didn’t mind the check up or shots. 

Had her shots, and everything looked great. She has gained about a pound in a month and is about 3.9 pounds 

We celebrated with a bully stick :)

She’s a happy sweet puppy 😊Her new favourite spot to sleep at night is behind her mom’s pillow.

Take care

Tara, Ellie and family 


From Talemaker: Sky is now 4lb 10ounces and Ali is 6lb 14 oz. I think they eat so much as they attempt to steal everyone else's and succeed at times.


Emmy Update

Credit goes to Ulrich - her human Daddy for clicking this photo. To see more stunning photos, follow them on Instagram.

Dear Darlah and Nathan

Just a quick update on Emmy - We absolutely love her and she is settling in extremely nicely.  She's learning a lot - consistent with sit, stay, come here.  We are doing some leash training indoors and she's doing very well.  Potty training is very good.  2nd round of vaccines done on Saturday.  She's been out grocery shopping with us (in the Sherpa bag) and walking by the lake (in a carrier in front), and had no complaints at all, just sniffing and looking. She just has the loveliest little personality!  Affectionate and attentive, and playful. She loves running in the garden and rolling on the grass!  We will need to find some replacement active activities when winter arrives!  

Thanks, Rosalie and Ulrich


Ellie Update


Just another little update. Ellie has slept through the night every night:) she’s really playful and super cuddly. She loves her xpen and snoozing on the couch 😊