Welcome to our site. I have been owned by a few loving and adorable Havanese for over 10 years.  My website was created to bring you information about the breed.   I hope it will help you with your decision about adding a Havanese to your family.   As a breeder in California, I've found the Havanese to be everything I've ever wanted in a companion dog, show dog and therapy dog.


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                                                One male puppy available to a select home
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Flame is a new Champion!
Sometimes you just gotta have one too. Please contact me, regarding puppies
My e-mail is linda@highmoonhavanese.com or call (530) 870-4428.    
                                                                                           

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 A Little Havanese History.The Havanese breed is a native breed of Cuba.  Some people think they originated in the Mediterranean area centuries ago and were brought to Cuba by Italian Sea Captains. They were probably brought on the ships for entertainment and to trade with the wealthy plantation owners.  That would make the Havanese decendents of the Italian Bolognese and South American Poodle, creating a new member of the Bichon family.  Others believe they were brought over to Cuba by the Spaniards from the West Indies and are members of the Maltese.  The early Havanese were called the "Blanquito de la Habana" (white dog of Havana) and they were also known as the  "Havana Silk Dog."  In Cuba they lived their lives as fashionable little lap dogs for the wealthy and they were loved by the children.  They were probably some of the first performing circus dogs.  They seem to have a strong herding instinct and they may have been used for herding the chickens and ducks on the plantations.  During the time of the Great Exoduse many families fled Cuba with only a few belongings and their pets. That brought some Havanese to the shores of the United States.  Dorothy Goodale from Colorado was very intrigued by the Havanese and she began a search for the little dogs.  She placed ads in Florida newspapers and eventually she found and purchased 11 dogs that had originally come from Cuba.  They were purchased from the Perez/Fantasio family and later additional Havanese were added from the Barba family.  Dorothy Goodale was now able to start her breeding program.  Her kennel was called the Havana Doll House.  Havanese with names of 'Havana' in their pedigrees are the ancestors of today's Havanese.  Unfortunately Dorothy died in 2008 but she left a legacy of some wonderful little dogs for all of us to enjoy.  Each year the Havanese have gained in popularity and they can now be found in many countries.  A great book to read about Havanese is the Joyous Havanese by Kathryn Braund.                         

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The Havanese come in many colors.  And we enjoy all of the colors especially the black parti, sable parti, dark sable, silver sable, red sable, black, rare chocolates, white and cream colors.  Oh heck, we love them all.  When we have a litter of puppies it's always a pleasant surprise.  It's just like a box of chocolates, "you never know what you're going to get!"  Find out more about the unique and changing colors of the Havanese from Suzanne McKay, Mimosa Havanese.   Click here for the link to> Colours of the Rainbow.  
             


Is a Havanese right for you?  You can learn more about this breed from a short video produced by Animal Planet.  Click on the Animal Planet logo below to start the video.   
                                                                                                        

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Thanks for visiting. If this is your first visit to our website, please sign our Guestbook.  If you
would like to receive litter announcements, please add your e-mail to our Newsletter below.  Please check out all of our web pages and our brief videos of past puppies.  I hope you enjoy our website and that you find it informative, entertaining and fun.  Looking for a new puppy?  We don't have puppies often but when we do, we are here to help you discretely and privately.  We will make your experience a happy, positive one.  Check out our website and web pages often as things change and please contact me with any questions you might have.  Havanese Day!    

                                           
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We are proud Members of AKC, the Gold Country Havanese Club, the GCHC Rescue Inc, and the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers Assoc.  We also help with rescue through the Gold Country Havanese Rescue a 501(c)3.   

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