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

Marcie U

This is Marcie after she had a bath and a bit of a shape up. Is she adorable or what? I just love her personality too!

See the gallery.

Sage and Marcie are playing themselves silly. It's a riot to watch. See a video Dennis took. 

She goes home tonight but till then we are having fun!


Felix Update

Nathan, you said that Ines is going to own him. So far it is the other way around. She is great and he is delicious.  


Sage, Mabel and Charlie in Class

Sage was a brat but she is attempting to do things for treats. She is highly treat motivated. Mabel had the sit down perfectly. Charlie - she was doing everything. I must say Sage never had a lead on her till this class. Nathan does it on purpose. He likes the challenge. It drives me crazy.

Gillian also teased him the entire class and he has fun with her. Family dog you do a come one way, Puppy class another. hmmmm

Here is the gallery.

At this time, she is the largest of the 3 but she eats and steals everyone's food, I would be shocked if she didn't gain and grow. 

She yelled at us all the way there and back. She's also stuck her head through a hole created in the sherpa bag. Oh my. Don't worry - she will get there but not sure when. 

It was obvious Charlie has been highly socialized. It is important to do so. We have taken Sage out here and there but she may survive this class after all and then on to Family Dog.

Mabel is gorgous and had the most perfect sit.


Mabel's New Family

Here is a gallery of Mabel's new family. 

It was a hot day. We had a cooling pad out on the deck and the pups took advantage of it. Sometimes Sage would steal the bulk of the pad but that's her personality. Mabel was polite. 

Mabel drank out of her bowl. Sage tried to and did accomplish drinking out of my glass.

Here is a gallery before Mabel departed.

We are going to miss the antics of the duo. 

Be sure to check out the videos.

Sage will sleep with us tonight in our bed.  We will leave the xpen up and put up another and take out a couch in preparation for Cinnamon and Ella.

Tomorrow we will put our outdoor couch, our chairs and set up the 2nd deck not as a play area but rather a dog, human area till we have pups playing outdoors again.

Sage won't be alone too long as Marcie will be coming for the day. How exciting is that?


Mabel's Last Bath

As Mabel has had a number of baths, she is a pro at it. She has also gone swimming twice. 

Here is the bath gallery.

When you have 2 at the end they tend to rely on each other and get extra attached. I usually do not like to keep them longer as I think it is harder on the humans and the pups but they have been an immense pleasure. watching their antics are heart warming. 

I can't believe that the last one - other than Sage will be gone tomorrow. 

We will be having Sage out with the adults and we will be setting up 2 pens for Cinnamon and Ella. So, it begins.

Tomorrow morning the duo will have their last play before departing. Sage will be coming to bed with us tomorrow night and we will be updating you on how she does and we will also be adding photos from the other siblings. 

This has been a fabulous litter. Safi seems to create outstanding pups.