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
Friday
Dec072018

She's Done

I think she did the dance more times than any other. Now we wait. I know she is pregnant. She covered all her bases to make sure she was. LOL

Thursday
Dec062018

She Keeps It Up

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)

Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1
Tie 9:41am to 9:53am 12 minutes Dec 2
Tie 10:00am to 10:14am 14 minutes Dec 3
Tie 10:17am to 10:33am 16 minutes Dec 4
Tie 9:44am to 9:58am 14 minutes Dec 5
Tie 9:02am to 9:17am 15 minutes Dec 6

 

Wednesday
Dec052018

Another Day

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1
Tie 9:41am to 9:53am 12 minutes Dec 2
Tie 10:00am to 10:14am 14 minutes Dec 3
Tie 10:17am to 10:33am 16 minutes Dec 4
Tie 9:44am to 9:58am 14 minutes Dec 5

 

Yep 1 extra day than Cinnamon in ties. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Tuesday
Dec042018

16 Minutes This Time

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1
Tie 9:41am to 9:53am 12 minutes Dec 2
Tie 10:00am to 10:14am 14 minutes Dec 3
Tie 10:17am to 10:33am 16 minutes Dec 4

 

Monday
Dec032018

More Connections

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1
Tie 9:41am to 9:53am 12 minutes Dec 2
Tie 10:00am to 10:14am 14 minutes Dec 3

 

Sunday
Dec022018

12 Minute Couple

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1
Tie 9:41am to 9:53am 12 minutes Dec 2

 

Saturday
Dec012018

Another Tie

Saffron November 23, 2018 heat Due Feb 1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30
Tie 9:58am to 10:10am 12 minutes Dec 1

 

Friday
Nov302018

Next Year

Saffron and Stone November 23, 2018 heat 
Due Feb1st if early (go home date April 12)
Tie 7:21pm to 7:33pm 12 minutes Nov 29
Tie 9:24am to 9:36am 12 minutes Nov 30

 

Sunday
Jul082018

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!

Thursday
Jun072018

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.  

Wednesday
Jun062018

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.

Friday
May252018

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?

Thursday
May242018

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.

Wednesday
May232018

Swimming Today

Mabel in the poolSage swimmingThe two pups went in but we didn't get Willow or Spirit in. Hardly anyone went in swimming. To be honest the water felt cold as we waited to put the heat on. That won't happen tomorrow.

Here is today's gallery.

The pups are now out and running with the adults and they are loving it. As you know Sage will have to do this when Mabel is gone so we thought we would start before she departed on Friday.

The pups are really agile and make sure you check out the videos to see them swimming and much more. 

Tomorrow Mabel gets a bath before her departure on Friday. Then we will be down to just Sage.

She seems like she will fit in fine here. She seems to truly need the activity. She will be a handful. But the girls are learning their names. 

Tuesday
May222018

Just the Two of Them

It's interesting just having the two of them. Sage is still a troublemaker. She will miss Mable. It's the drawback of being just two for a bit. 

Here is the gallery.

Sage goes for her next set of shots on Monday when the moms to be has their xrays. She will also start classes on June 6th in Ajax. I may or may not be able to attatend. It depends on how the pups are doing and how many - lol. 

Mabel is loving exploring. They are also starting to understand their names. 

Mabel gets her bath on Thursday then she too will be departing on Friday. Then Sage will come to bed with us and we will set up this room for Ella and Cinnamon. 

Monday
May212018

No Update

Mabel and Sage are doing well. We just have an issue with uploading due to internet issues. I will try to play catch up tomorrow. Do check out the videos. 

Sunday
May202018

Marcie's New Family

This is Marcie's new family. See the family gallery. She really seemed to like her human brother - how nice. She's a truly amazing being. Oh this was quite the crew!

Check out the gallery. They played. They had a blast and then took a nap. We are hearing good things from everyone. 

I truly can't believe we are down to 2. 

It gets quieter and quieter as they depart.

Be sure to check out the videos. 

Saturday
May192018

Marcie's Bath: 1st Update of 3

Marcie had a bath before her departure tomorrow. She was rather great in the tub. She was amazing under the dryers. 

Here is the gallery of her bath.

I can't believe she is departing tomorrow and we will be down to 2 pups remaining. So happy for them but gad I surely miss them. Each litter is unique.

She is so adorable and a personality plus. 

She departs at noon tomorrow.

The siblings are already getting mighty quiet. That happens when departures occur.

Saturday
May192018

Felix's New Family: 2nd of 3 Updates

Felix has departed with his new family. It seems so quiet here with just 3 and tomorrow it will be 2 till the 25th.

You can check out the videos as they seem to be going faster than the galleries for some reason. 

Here is the play gallery before Felix and Ines departed.

I call Felix the small but mighty one. I can't wait to hear how Ines and Felix do together as they get to know each other. 

Here is the family gallery.

Here is Ines and Felix taking a nap.

Saturday
May192018

Bo's New Family: 3rd of 3 Updates

Bo made it home safe and sound to Montreal. What a long ride but seems to have survived. 

She met her new sibling and all seems to be going well. I am glad she has already had some big dog exposures. :-)

Here is the gallery before Bo departed.

We miss her already!

Here are family photos.

I did manage to get some videos up. Check them out here.