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

Award Photos
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Another One

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 846am to 906am August 11

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 946am to 10:05am August 12

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 951am to 10:13am August 13


Another Tie

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 846am to 906am August 11

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 946am to 10:05am August 12


Cinnamon Tie

Cinnamon and Stone Tied 846am to 906am



Pablo Update

After his first ever swim yesterday our ruff-n-tumble boy was groomed into a handsome prince by the lovely Darlah!


The Pablo Boy!

Pablo is pooped from spending time with his pawrents and buddies!  He says he's missing Misty! XO! Mom is happy to have him home again and celebrating!


2 Updates Today

Pablo says Happy National Pure Bred Dog Day May 1, 2019.


Poppy Update

Marilyne Hauser: Here is some update photos and videos of Poppy. As you will see she loves the toybox and emptys it as fast as Ken picks up the toys.  


I tried saving the videos as they are cute but I couldn't. I will keep trying!


Tanner Update

Hey guys. I know this letter is long overdue so my apologies. Tanner is doing great. He is very healthy and a joyful addition to our tiny family. Walter especially has bonded with him. 

He doesn't bark. Well, not in the classic sense. Never when someone knocks on the door and never at other dogs. Very well-mannered indeed. He does however bark when it seems as though he is trying to tell us something. A playful, frustrated bark that is so adorable. We don't reward it and we try not to laugh. 

He has no problems sleeping through the night and shares our bedroom in his sherpa-bag. I think he appreciates his own space when he's tired. Unlike the cat who would gladly sit in Walter's lap all day and all night. 

Speaking of the cat, they are getting along just fine. Not friends. Not Enemies. Frienemies. LOL! The cat now sits on the back of Walter's chair draped on his neck like a furry turtleneck. Tanner at is knees stretched out in the recliner. Funny!!

Occasionally (2+ times a week) Tanner will come to work for a few hours. The salon customers love him. He's a hit! A home run with some and so much so that now every day they come in and peek weirdly over our counter and ask, Is he here? Where's Tanner? It makes me laugh. I'm not sure if they are here for a tan or for Tanner!

He's smart. Did I tell you how smart this little guy is? Not just good looking but quick-minded and has picked up so many tricks. We take him to training classes on Tuesday nights and we like to sit at the front of the class. Tanner is the teacher's pet. Joan always borrows him to demonstrate to the class how the next lesson is done. He's such a show off! The truth is we are pretty lazy at training and we're not sure why he knows everything!!! Seriously. Why does he know how to sit? I showed him one time. And he retrieves a ball. I had a golden retriever that didn't retrieve as consistently as Tanner. 

We're in the process of a kitchen renovation. Bad timing for sure but nevertheless the interesting outcome is how Tanner is handling it all. An endless parade of strangers and noises and power-tools yet he is completely unfazed. I would not call him fearless however. He did have that run-in with a dandelion the other day. He did not want to leave the front door for a walk. I guess a new dandelion had sprouted up that morning on the front patio and he had never seen one before. He wouldn't go past it until Walter plucked it up and put it in his mouth. Having slayed the evil flower, Tanner was ready to go for a stroll. 

House training is good. Not perfect but we are accident-free by 7 days. I think that's pretty good. We comb, and bathe him and he hates being dried. Cries like a baby. Worst of all is try to brush his teeth. He's not having it. Which is weird because everything goes in his mouth--everything--except the toothbrush. 

Hope all is well with you and the family. Give Corey a snuggle for us. He was our "tiny tanner" and we think of him often. 

Our best to you,

Marion, Walter, Tanner (and the cat)


Pablo Update

Pablo's first day outside.  Where is he?

Looking out the window

Visit from Niece wearing her very own "Doggie Dress"!


Kora Update

Kora says hello!!!!


Poppy's New Family

I hear that Poppy fussed all the way to the airport. I hope she has settled down now. Nathan drove them to the airport and he stayed quiet so she didn't get confused. Safe travels, little one. You have an extra special place in our hearts as you were going to stay here. Now you are on a wonderful journey. Embrace it!

Here is the family photo.

This is the last Cinnamon puppy to depart. This is the last of the updates until we receive updates from you.

Here are the photos before she departed.


Poppy's Last Bath

I had to do baths first thing as I need to crawl into bed until the next one departs. Meds are not helping. So, here we go, keeping in mind I am not up to this stuff at the moment, Poppy did fine in the bath though  she was a moving target.

Here is the bath gallery.

When it came to taking photos - no issue. When it came to removing a small knot on her bum - they do get them - she had words with me. Not bad - she just let me know don't tug on it so I sliced through it and pulled it apart. She was appreciative. Pads, bum clipping - no issue!


Till Updates

Swag is the only Cinnamon pup left so no more updates till pups all go home and then we will start posting update photos. 

These two are polar opposites. Misty likes to jump in your arms amd Swag likes to lay in your arms. 


Tanner's New Family

There are some wonderful photos of these 3. Such memories.

Tanner fell asleep half in and out of his sherpa bag before he departed.

You will find the gallery of the play before he departed here.

Thee is a different feel in the puppy pen tonight. They are playing but in a quiet way. 

Be sure to check out the videos. They are always uncut. So you get to see it all. LOL


Tanner's Last Bath

Tanner was a wonderful boy in the bath. Started out wonderful under the dryers but he wanted to cut the process short. LOL

Here is his gallery.

He is such a wonderful boy. I can't believe the colours bleeding through.

He will be the last Cinnamon pup that is departing to go. 


Pablo's New Family

Pablo has started his forever journey with his new family! 

Here is the family gallery.

By the time his family arrived (they were 2nd pickup), the crew was tired. Pups need to play then rest then play then rest. 

You will see how calm their were in the gallery here.

The pups are fast asleep. Miss him already!


Kora's New Family

Here is Kora's new family. See her family gallery here.

Kora was the first to depart. Activity was high.

You can see the play before departure.

I can't believe it's begun. Missing them already!


Finally a Name

Yes, finally a name that Nathan can agree on. I gave him so many. 

Her official name is Talemaker’s Got My Swag On       

Call Name Swagger or Swag for short


Last Baths

In order of departure - Kora is first

Kora was a great girl in the bath, out of the bath buit wasn't sure what this cutting the pads business was. She is going home tomorrow. She will be our 11am slot.

Here are her bath photos.

This is Pablo. He was fine for the bath. Fine for photos but decided the dryer was not for him. I think he wanted to play. I am always reminded you do not take a puppy away to have a bath when the others are running around. His sister was bathed before they came out. 

Here is his bath photos.

He departs at 1. 

Going to miss them dearly!


Oh Boy

They play, they conk out. They have a ton of fun. They are quite good at the treat bottle game. 

On Friday, two of Cinnamon's pups depart. The two sables. The girl's name is Kora (Talemaker Kora) and the boys name is Pablo (Talemaker Paint's a Muse). Then on Sunday the tri boy, Tanner departs. His full name is Talemaker's Happily Ever Tanner.

We are still mulling over a name for ours. That means by April 7th, Cinnamon won't have any pups departing. She gets to hang out with who knows what your name will be.