Concerns about The Havanese Breed

Concerns about The Havanese Breed

CKC Announces Most Popular Purebred Dogs in Canada
CKC is pleased to announce the top ten most popular CKC-registered breeds in Canada for 2014. Top 10 Canadian purebred dog lovers have spoken and this year, we are delighted to announce a newcomer to the top ten list: the French Bulldog! This is the first time that this affectionate, lap-warming breed has muscled its way into our top ten list, unseating the Schnauzer (miniature) – a staple on the list for many years.

For the 20th consecutive year, Canadian Breed and CKC Living Legend, the Labrador Retriever sits and stays in the top spot
– proving yet again that this family-friendly, versatile breed is a fan-favourite and familiar contenders, the German Shepherd and the Golden Retriever assume second and third spot on the list.

The rest of the top ten list remains much of the same as last year, with the exception of the Yorkshire Terrier making its way to number six, moving the Bernese Mountain Dog up to the number seven spot on the list.

For further details, please watch for the list of dog and litter registrations for 2012 – 2014 in your February Bulletin and February Kennel and Bench.

1. Retriever (Labrador) 1. Retriever (Labrador)
2. German Shepherd Dog 2. German Shepherd Dog
3. Retriever (Golden) 3. Retriever (Golden)
4. Poodle 4. Poodle
5. Shetland Sheepdog 5. Shetland Sheepdog
6. Yorkshire Terrier 6. Bernese Mountain Dog
7. Bernese Mountain Dog 7. Yorkshire Terrier
8. Havanese 8. Havanese
9. Bulldog 9. Schnauzer (miniature)
10. French Bulldog 10. Bulldog






The CKC  has announced the top 10 dogs for 2014 and The Havanese is number 8 Just a few years ago, people would ask, “What is a Havanese”?

Their  lively, humour and intelligent ways  have won over millions and they do great with all ages. That is why I originally got the breed  would to be to work with patients of all ages. Well I have learned a havanese is not a havanese, is not a havanese! What I mean by this is, do you remember those shows, “Lassie, Littlest Hobo, and the movie 101 Dalmations”? Well after those programs became famous, everyone wanted that particular breed and then EVERYONE was breeding them to make money. What happened then was horrible,  health issues were introduced into those breeds that were not an issue before and  peopel who had no business to breed  were doing it for the quick buck.

Let me tell you something, a good breeder puts his or her money back into the breed and makes nothing , might break even, or comes out a bit ahead. Before I breed my dogs, they  most likely have  their Championship which  means I have incurred huge costs to handers to  get those points and one show can cost me anywhere from 450.00 to  over 650 a weekend. All dogs should be maintained in excellant health before  breading and  also have  the clearances for eyes called a CERF, patellas, etc…. and then registered with the Orthopaedic Foundation.

I cannot tell you the calls I get from heartbroken  people who have loved and lost a dog to horrible health issues and many die well before they should. They thought,” I’ll get a dog”, and buy from anyone and then  go through a heartbreaking loss. This doesnt happen all the time, but it is happening more and more. Please check out the breeder, check for health certifications and that the dog is  healthy and ask to see proof and that the dog is socialized as are the puppies, and well taken care of. Havanese are members of the family and should live  and be socialized by the breeding family. You dont have to buy from me, there are other good  folks out there, I meet them at shows all the time, but please, buyer beware!