Heart’s Delite is a small breeder located in Ontario, Canada. We were both professional Health Care workers when we initially came upon Havanese. We wanted to find a breed that would be great therapy dogs to assist those dealing with depression and PTSD. We were dog people who had previously bred and shown Golden Retrievers and Newfoundlands.
Havanese are intelligent, loyal, dogs who have a wonderful sense of humour and are as hypoallergenic as most dogs can be. We have found that they are perfect for all ages. They are also not large dogs and can easily lie on your bed with you, or on the couch (if you allow). They are eager to please and they learn quickly. They are not fragile little dogs and in fact, are very hearty. They are perfect for therapy, agility, conformation and can run our Newfoundland ragged in our field.
As mental health professionals, we were dedicated to our clients as we are to our dogs and we wanted a Reg’d Kennel name that was meaningful, hence the name Hearts’ Delite. My Grandmother, (who was also my maid of honour at my wedding) was very special to me and hailed from a town called Hearts Delight in Newfoundland which is beautiful and looks very much like Muskoka. I wanted the same casual, comfy, environment for our kennel that my Grandmother exuded when I was a kid.
We are very discerning when it comes to the people who want one of our dogs, and you must be committed to providing love, comfort and medical attention as needed for your Hearts’ Delite puppy!
I am a stay at home Havanese breeder/owner. Our dogs are shown by professional handlers. All of our dogs have championship titles or are in the midst of working towards them. We breed to meet the Canadian Kennel Club Havanese standards, to maintain or improve this breed, and we take pride in our pedigrees. Many breeds have acquired varying health issues when they become popular, such as Collies, German Sheppards and Dalmatians. People would watch television or movies and gravitate to the breed that was in the latest show. Many backyard breeders just looking to make money and not being selective produced anything and everything, and even though they could sell puppies cheaper, the owners would end up paying dearly by higher vet bills with many health issues and many died prematurely. Now the Havanese who were barely heard of a few years back are rated as the 8th most popular dog for new owners in North America Our goal is to maintain and improve the breed, and with that, we are VERY selective with who we breed. We want your dog to have a long, healthy, and happy life!
Our adults and puppies are cared for with TLC, and no less is expected from the adoptive parents. Our puppies are socialized in our home with our dogs, and family. Many will go to their new homes already trained to use the grass or indoor potty patches. They have been de-wormed 3 times, health clearances by our excellent Vet. Dr. Penny Rowland. They are vaccinated , micro chipped, and C.K.C Reg’d.
We are not surprised at the multitude of friends these intelligent little bundles of charm make in the shortest of times and how they acclimate quickly and become a member of your family. The highest compliment I can get is when families keep in touch, send pictures and updates and refer their friends. which they have. I am blessed that our dogs are in very loving homes!