Havanese – 19.08.2019

The Circuit started off on Sunday, with Clonmel Championship Show and also the Bichon Breeds Club of Ireland Club Show. Unfortunately there does not appear to be any overseas visitors this year. It is a shame, as it is a great week and Havanese exhibitors have the opportunity to win up to 6 Green Stars…

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Havanese 12.08.2019

Over the weekend, the final show before the Circuit took place  in Ireland – Coleraine Championship Show. The judge was Lindy Watton, and from her entry of 5 Havanese, she selected Mrs K Loveless, Mrs J Connolly and Mrs V Dowty’s Multi Ch Arben’s Epic Swagg at Los Perritos. Reserve Green Star Dog was awarded…

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Havanese 05.08.2019

Breed numbers have been released for Welsh Kennel Club, judge Liz Stannard has attracted an entry of 43 Havanese. Havanese will be third in ring 18 after 63 Chinese Cresteds and 29 Lowchen.  Paignton will be the next champiohnship show in the UK for Havanese, with an entry of 21. Havanese will be last in…

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Havanese 30.07.2019

This weekend saw Leeds Championship Show take place at Harewood House. After a nice spell of weather, we were definatetly in for a surprise when what can only be described as a monsoon swept over the show grounds! Although the dogs coped very well indeed. Our judge was Lynne Salt. Both Lynne and her late…

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Havanese 16.07.2019

We have been having some lovely weather in Ireland these past few days – perfect for walking the dogs. I live near the coast so we are lucky to have a really nice cool sea breeze. I have recently begun working from home a couple of days a week, which has been a godsend! I…

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Havanese 08.07.19

Apologies for the lack of notes of late – I am currently in the process of buying a house, so everything is a bit hectic at the moment! It’s all solicitors, banks and estate agents, but hopefully things will move along swiftly enough and the Havanese and myself and Daniel will be settled in in…

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Havanese 30.04.2019

Sincere apologies with the lack of notes over the past few weeks – I’ve had quite a busy time with puppy visits, work, dog shows with our setters and social events. Although I have missed quite a lot of shows with our havanese, I have been keeping note of the results. Hopefully things will become…

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Havanese 02.04.2019

Last weekend saw one of the most anticipated shows on the calendar in the UK – UK Toy Dog Society. The judge was Mr Ernie Patterson, who drew an entry of 55 Havanese, with three absentees.  The main winners were, Mrs S Clements Prince Timmy From Bohemica Land (IKC) Dog CC and Best of Breed.…

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Havanese 18.03.2019

Well I hope you all had a lovely St Patrick’s Day, the day where anyone in the world can celebrate all things ‘Irish’. Of course, it being our national holiday, we spent the weekend the best way we can – at dog shows! There was a bit of anxiety prior to the shows this weekend,…

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Havanese – 11.03.2019

Apologies for the lack of breed notes last week – with Crufts on the horizon it was a very busy week of packing, sorting out the van, bathing dogs that were not coming and trying not to forget anything! We travelled over to the UK on the Saturday before Toy Day and I am pleased…

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Havanese 25.02.2019

There seems to have been a bit more going on around Ireland and the UK this weekend. At Newark Open Show, Margaret Thackery’s boy Tiggerfield All that Jazz won Best Puppy in Breed and then Puppy Group One. Kimberly Smith’s homebred girl won 1st in Junior Bitch and Susan Tarff’s boy Cuba was awarded R…

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Havanese 19.02.2019

Again, it’s been a bit quiet of late, although perhaps it’s not a bad thing, given the madness is due to kick off again in March. I see Nicola Westgate had a nice day at Maiden head & District Open Show. There were no Havanese classes, however her boy Wizzizz When I Need You was…

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Havanese 05.02.2019

Not an awful lot to report on this week. There have been no shows in Ireland for Havanese over the weekend, and my newsfeed didn’t provide me with any news in the UK either. Although the big news is, of course, the Crufts numbers being released. So we have an entry of 39 Dogs and…

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Havanese 29.01.2019

The end is in sight – January is nearly over! I know it’s a cliché, but it really and truly is the longest month of the year. Thankfully February and spring are just around the corner. Let’s hope for some milder weather. On Saturday just gone, the Navan Dog Show held its annual Best of…

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Havanese 23.01.2019

I hope everyone is keeping warm, during this cold snap. I see plenty of photos of Havanese enjoying the snow in the UK. Thankfully it hasn’t made its way over the Irish Sea, so far! I am a cold creature at the best of times, and love nothing more than being warm and cosy, so…

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Havanese 16.09.2019

Gosh, this seems to be the longest January ever. I think each year they add another day in the middle somewhere just to fool us all. With Brexit, talks snow on the horizon and just the January Blues in general, it really does seem to be all doom and gloom as of late. It’s not…

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Havanese 10.01.2019

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all enjoyed the festive break and I’m sure you are all getting back to ‘normal’ now that schools are reopen and we are all back to work. There’s always a bit of a lull in January, as our bank accounts usually take a bit of a…

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Havanese 28.12.2018

Well I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with their families and friends, two legged and four legged! It was a strange Christmas for me, as my husband had to work on Christmas day and quite a lot over the holiday period. I myself am in work as I type. Unfortunately I used all of…

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Havanese 11.12.2018

As the year starts to come to an end, only one championship show remains in both the UK and Ireland. This weekend coming sees the final championship show of the year, LKA, being held in the NEC in Birmingham. Havanese are third in ring 3 on Saturday after 72 Miniature Pinchers and 35 Coton De…

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Havanese 30.11.2018

This weekend marks the first of December, and I’m sure you all are starting to get in the festive spirit. I have decided this year not to put up our Christmas tree. With a young puppy in the house, it’s just not worth the hassle. I suspect Maverick will also be trouble with a tree,…

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23.11.2018

Well the weeks are flying in and I see there are already Christmas adverts on television! It’s been such a fast year; it’s hard to believe it’s nearly over! There were a few Open Shows happening around Ireland and the UK. AT Hyde and District Canine Club, Susanna Thorne’s puppy, Dyffrynsands Tilly Tinker was awarded…

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Havanese 14.11.2018

Well it’s been relatively quiet the past couple of weeks, with the show season starting to wind down. There have been a few open shows happening around the UK. At Plymouth and District Kennel Association Open Show, Jackie Day’s girl, Cubadias Caribbean Damsel was awarded Breed and then went on to win the Toy Group…

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Havanese 31.10.2018

Happy Halloween to you all – where has this year gone? The show scene is now winding down, with only two championship shows now left in Ireland, Cloghran in November and Dublin Dog Show Society in December. In the UK, LKA is the final championship show of the year in December. I for one am…

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