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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3 Weeks 4 Days Old

Dennis thinks we need to start getting these pups upstairs to play but I think they have a few days till then. Maybe before more pups go home. 

Here is the gallery.

The one that appears black is a tri-colour. She has colour bleeding through her. She will not be a solid black. The two sables may end up more like Stone. Time will tell. The black and white will be black and white.

Their personalities are starting to come out. It is now so much fun to sit in each of the pens and have me time with them. I do that a few times a day. It is great conditioning and gets them used to humans hanging out with them.

Be sure to check out the videos.


3 Weeks 3 Days Old

The pups are getting more and more stable on their feet. They are starting to use the pad and play with each other.

Here is the gallery.

I need to find the time to get them in action. I have been trying to be super human. I so try. LOL

We have a lull between puppy pickups so I will have more time to catch them in action. They are a curious bunch. It's nice to have the blanket dividers gone. By Monday even Saffron's will be out of the whelping box. 

It's a crazy time here and I know we will never duplicate this craziness but summer off.... pool - dogs - visitors - sounds nice too. Maybe we can have puppy visits by litters and a swim? Hmm 


3 Weeks 2 Days Old

These puppies are spectacular. They LOVE my hugs and kisses. They are so receptive to cuddles. 

Here is the gallery.

Be still my heart when they hug me my heart skips a beat. Nothing like puppy love!


Over 3 Weeks

We have 1 puppy that sits at the entry way to the pen and whines till mom comes. It works as mom comes running and the others crowd in to feed. I think they designated her the mom caller. 

Here is the gallery.

We have started putting them on the puppy pad. Sometimes they use it, sometimes not. The more we do this, the more they get it. 

I love playing with this crew but Cinnamon wants to play with me the most. LOL

Be sure to check out the videos.


3 Weeks Old

I took a funny video of me in the Cinnamon pen where Saffron joins in. Saffron's taking over. It's a riot.

Here is the gallery.

Can you believe they are 3 weeks old today. I keep shaking my head. Time is a blur.

We are short blogging it tonight so do check out the videos.


New Digs 20 Days Old

Cinnamon Pups are now out of their whelping box. No squeaks - no concerns. They adjusted immediately. They also started playing. I caught some on the videos. 

They can now see Stormy and Raven pups on purpose. This gives them comfortability for new things for them and it works the same for Raven and Stormy pups. They are curious.

Here is the gallery.


19 Days Old and Nails

Yes, we had our nails done and we were squirmy monkeys. It may be that we were woken up to have this happen. nah.... couldn't be that!

Here is the gallery.

The human here took a breath and didn't get us into our pen outside the whelping box. Such a lazy thing she is. LOL We will get it done. 

Make sure you check out the videos.


18 Days Old

The pups are now starting to get up on their legs and attempting to walk. I promise I will get a video of it tomorrow as it is so cute.

Here is the gallery.

Usually by 3 weeks they get mighty interesting.

Tomorrow I may take the pups out of the whelping box. We shall see.

Be sure to check out the videos.


17 Days Old

They stand up on their legs and try the drunken sailor walk. I have to catch it on video. So it begins. 

Here is the gallery.

I realized by the time the Stormy and Raven pups depart, the crew of 3 litters will be walking. 

This crew is already telling me to stop weighing them. They climb out. They bounce the scale numbers all over. It's a riot. I think it is time we upgrade our scale when we can - before we do this next time. Not now. 

Be sure to watch the videos. I am working on getting them up.


16 Days Old

The pups are starting to interact. I cleaned off the bum of one and she wasn't having any of it. It was like - you are doing WHAT! I laughed. She will get used to it.

Here is the gallery.

Cinnamon is so laid back with this crew. It's nice.

Be sure to check out the videos.


Two Weeks 1 Day Old

Good moms have mega patience. You don't know how long Cinnamon stayed in this position just so her puppy could snuggle with her. 

Here is the gallery.

Cinnamon had a bath today after this photo lol. Her pups sniffed and sniffed her when she came to see them. It was actually funny.

Be sure to check out the videos.


Two Weeks Old

The pups are already 2 weeks old. Soon we will be taking them out of the whelping box. 

Here is the gallery.

They are now all over 1lb. They are starting to move around. I am going to start putting in toys for them as it stimulates the mind. The fun is about to begin.

Be sure to check out the videos.


13 Days Rest Open

Click on Photo for Larger ViewClick on Photos for Larger ViewClick on Photos for Larger ViewThis morning I woke up to all 4 having their eyes open. It was delightful.

Here is the gallery from the 3 that opened their eyes today. The rest will wait for morning. I am a bit tired and need downtime.

I will be uploading videos. 

The rest will wait till tomorrow.

All pups are fat and doing really well!


12 Days and Eyes Open

Click on Photo for Larger ViewAnd so it begins.... This girl is the 1st to have her eyes open and they are wide open! I was excited to see they were this morning. I went to weigh them and went oh my little one, you can see me!

Here is the gallery for the eyes open gal.

No one else is showing signs yet of opening their eyes but I can't wait. Magic happens when eyes and ears open. Eyes and ears happens at the same time. 

You see they can see and hear and they react and start using both senses. Till then it is only touch and smell. 

Here is the gallery of this girl and her siblings.

I am looking forward to the rest of them having eyes open. after that happens they get to get out of the whelping box.

Be sure to watch the videos. I upload them when I get moments. Most times I am still uploading at bedtime.


11 Days Old

Cinnamon's pups are nice and plump. I hope when their eyes open, they get to see me/ I love being their first connection. Silly but I love when they start opening.

Here is the gallery.

I am acutely aware that depending on the print you sometimes can't see the puppies. I have to do individual photos on all. Maybe in a couple of days when we do nails. We shall see. 

This is a quiet crew except for the black and white that calls on mom to feed, she wants to sleep against mom etc. 

Be sure to watch the videos.


10 Days Old

They are getting fat. They get vocal if they want to eat. 

Here is today's gallery.

When I weigh them they try to climb out if the scale. It can sometime be interesting in getting an accurate weight. But we do it! In a half hour another weigh in. We do this at 7am and at 7pm. 


9 Days Old

These pups are always so comfortable in their positions. It makes me happy and makes me laugh. 

Here is today's gallery.

Steak is Cinnamon's fave and she likes pistachio nuts. LOL She loves Mousse too but give me the good stuff and not the cheap steak either. Only one that isn't picky so far is Saffron. 

Pups are plump and want for nothing. 

We now have pups max 7 days apart - or 6 for one. We will be able to merge the 3 litters. I do believe the one that appears back is a tri. The sable is bleeding through nicely.

Be sure to check out the videos.


8 Days Old

Cinnamon was a tad miffed that they no longer was sharing Saffron's pups but she is now being exclusively attentive with her pups. 

We always want 2 litters at once due to issues like this. I am lucky that I truly have great moms.

Here is the gallery.

Cinnamon's pups also didn't gain as much as usual. It takes 24 to 48 hours to ramp up more milk when you have more pups. So each pup, got less. If Saffron was not in the picture, within 48 hours Cinnamon would have been producing more milk. It is a supply/demand process.

Pups are doing really well. I can't wait till their eyes open.


Week Old and No Gallery

Can you believe a full week old? We will have to play catch up tomorrow. Not enough sleep and getting at that stage of punch drunk. I am having to make sure the Saffron pups feed every 2 hours. 

Nathan is sleeping. I am going to try to sleep after him so I can be up all night. With Saffron being sore, I imagine she will need me. 


6 Days Old

The pups are 6 days old, relaxed and wanting for nothing. Momma Cinnamon seems to be so attentive.

Here is the gallery.

I can't believe they are almost a week old. 

Be sure to watch the videos.