Royal Flush Havanese Reviews
The Royal Flush Havanese Reviews page evolved because so many owners of our Havanese puppies continue to share such great pictures and notes with us as their puppies grow up. We think of you all as our extended family and thank you immensely for continuing to keep us in your lives! Your emails and pictures brighten our spirits every day. 70+ Royal Flush Havanese Reviews and growing. As solely Havanese Breeders, we are able to focus all our attention, education, dedication and love on this amazing breed and continue to bring the best Havanese puppies for sale to wonderful people and families like you and yours. I hope this page brings a continuous smile to your face!
Coco is doing great. She is so happy and full of life!! We love this puppy!
OMG!! The website looks amazing. So easy for prospective parents to navigate. Love it!!
Coco is doing wonderful, she travels everywhere with us. Here is a photo of her at a park in Essex, CT. 4/28/12
Just a little update on Coco. She won the “pet of the month” contest at Barrington Veterinary Clinic!! Well, of course she did, she’s just the cutest!! She is getting bigger every day. We bought a new boat and she loves going on it and running on the docks. We love her so much. Thank you again. I go nuts every time I see your new litters. Can they get any cuter? I ask Jeff for another one every time I see them. He says no. Lol.
I’ll send some new pics this week!!
Mia, our Havanese puppy from you, is doing very well. She is the cutest and sweetest little pup!
All of our interactions with you were a pleasure. You displayed extensive knowledge of the wonderful Havanese breed and your patience is commendable. We greatly appreciate that you have and continue to be reachable by phone or email. You are always prompt and helpful in answering our questions and giving advice.
We have only good feelings about getting our cute puppy from you and would not hesitate to recommend you and Royal Flush Havanese to others.
Angela and Gerard (and Mia!) 10/16/12
Hi Holly, thought you would enjoy Sparkie thinking he is the King. He is such a hoot. I want to take this opportunity to thank you and Royal Flush for bringing Sparkie into this world. He has become our shining star. A day does not go by that he is sure to make us laugh till we cry. Love us when we need it and just hang. Royal Flush is absolutely the best when it comes to bringing happy, healthy loving pets to so many people. You are always there and not just when you are making a sale. Questions are answered usually within hours, your phone has never been turned off. What a wonderful job you do.
Bob and I through the years have known many breeders Of course it was the opposite end of the spectrum, we showed shepherds. Never in all the years did any of the people we came to know, and sometimes do business with come close to the quality of service you provide. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for our boy. He's a Hoot'
Regards Bob, Rona and specially Sparkie ♥♥♥ 10/21/12
Tucker already comes when I call his name ..soo cute.. He comes running as
fast as he can. (mostly becauase you all have been calling him his name for
so long now) and now he also knows how to "sit" and respond to the "click"
of the clicker. I wasn't sure I would ever find a training treat he would
enjoy but I found some doggy "crack" that they both are addicted to so that
will help with training him. Freeze dried Chicken Liver. And..he is
eating 1.5 - 2 tbs of his dried food 3 x's per day..sometimes more. If I
sprinkle a tiny tiny amt of the chick liver on the remainder of his food
once he "thinks" he is done eating...he finishes the rest..licks the plate
clean but that's only usually needed at breakfast when he doesn't seem as
So Brady and Tucker went from opposite ends of the room to opposite ends of the chair to SPOONING !! Pretty good progress so far I’d say. Tucker is definitely a little rascal to his big brother, just doing puppy stuff, nipping at his legs, biting his tail and hanging on for dear life (much like that video you have on your website actually and oddly enough..lol ) and Brady has shown great restraint but at the end of the day…tonight when they slept back to back in a “reverse spoon” …we all looked at each other and were like and ..there it is..that’s what makes it all soo worth it !
Just thought I’d share with you
We have been wanting to get in touch with you and send an update pic of
"ZORRO". Because he has a black mask across his face!
We are just delighted with him, and he is turning into a great little
traveler. We also have a motor home that we use for a couple months during
the winter, and now we are in San Antonio, Tx. So far, after more than 2300
miles, he thinks this is his little new home. We will leave here probably
on Monday a go up to Kerrville for a few days, then down across the Gulf
Coast and down to Florida for a while.
We took him in to our local vet before we started on the trip to let her
give him his first "check up" and his lyme shot. He weighed in at 9.5
pounds and today according to our scale is at a full 10 pounds. We still
have him on the same food you gave us and we still are giving him the same
vitamins once a day at supper.
He loves meeting new people and everyone loves him (of course)!. So, just
wanted to give you an update as I am sure you like to hear from owners.
Hope you are getting along in the northeast weather this winter. We plan on
being back home sometime next month.
All the best,
Ron and Rita 2/20/13
Hudson, New York
FIN & QUINN
Puppy #6 now has a name, Quinn!! And is adjusting much better than I
could have hoped. He wasn't stressed at all and has wolfed down every
meal from day one. I attached a couple of pictures of the whole puppy
family! The two brothers were SO excited to see one another and played
all day on Sunday! I'm sure I'll be contacting you with any questions,
but just wanted to say thank you so much! He's perfect!
Shannon and Joe 10/24/12
I just wanted to send you an updated picture of Lucy, and let you know that she's doing great! She made a best friend, as you can see in the picture.
I am so thankful that Walter and I have her in our lives.
Have a great Thanksgiving!
-Andrea Brown 11/17/12
Diego and Enli are snugglers on the couch.
Both seem happy and I am ecstatic !
Thanks so much.
Diego had a great visit at the vet today. He weighs in @ 5 lbs 13 oz.
He is such a joy and his coloring is amazing!
Hope u r well!
This is MaryAnna. I bought Charlie in November and wanted to send some pictures of his life with us since then. He is just over three months old (b. 19Sep2012) and what a joy. He is ALWAYS the star of the show and brings so many smiles to so many people.
He made a wonderful friend of the female golden retriever next door (Duckie) and looks forward to his play dates with her every morning. We think she thinks Charlie is her puppy because she is so protective of him when they play outside.
Also, could you send me a picture of Charlie's mom, Sapphira? I found a picture of his dad, Chazz, but couldn't find one of Sapphira on your website. Also her weight. I'm putting a Charlie book together to send to my son in South Africa......
Enjoy the pictures and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
MaryAnna and Charlie 12/24/12
We love the new website. This note is long overdue. We thought you would enjoy this photo of our now "senior citizen". Champ turned 9 yesterday. We drove 1,300 miles so he could spend 2 months in FL with us and we found a wonderful groomer who has experience with Havanese. He adjusted beautifully to a strange house and loves his daily 3 mile walks. He is happy, healthy and the love of our lives. We get endless compliments on his easy going temperment and how smart he is. He has us well trained. Thanks once again for the wonderful dogs you breed and the unconditional love brought to our lives
Hello Holly!!! I hope you have had a great month or so...! It is SO COLD here...can't wait until spring!!! I wanted to just send you a picture of Gemma and tell you how wonderful she is. She is truly an UNBELIEVABLE awesome member to our family!!! She is the most trusting, adoring, friendly girl...we just can't get enough of her!! We begin "doggie class" next weekend and we are looking forward to helping her learn how NOT to chew our furniture, our rugs, and whatever happens to be in front of her!!! tee hee!! We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely girl.
We will continue to send pics...!
I hope you had a great time in Florida! Just wanted to share some photos of Max with you. As you can see he is very LOVED by all of us!! He has already brought us so much joy in the short week he's been with us. What a good boy he is! Sweetest dog ever. Thank you for helping us find him!
Terry, Andrea, Julia, and Lauren 8/7/12
Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled we are with our little Abbey. She is such a happy little soul. I feel that she was meant to be the one who came home with me that day. She's doing great! She's enrolled in obedience class, where she's the star pupil:-) She's so smart! She has learned so many things so quickly. She's such a joy to have in our home. She loves long walks, and has made fast friends with other dogs in the neighborhood, as well as dogs in her obedience class. She's not timid at all, which I love, as she's usually the first one who approaches the bigger dogs, inviting them to play!
I've even taken her in the pool with me a couple of times, which she is content to float around with me on my floaty chair! She's also a fan of baths, which is good, because she splashes in puddles, and doesn't fear mud at all.
We had her groomed a few weeks ago, I love the puppy cut, and she's very happy. I've attached a picture for you. So many people comment on her curly coat and ask if she's a true Havanese. I love her curls, as she's absolutely adorable!
Thanks so much for allowing me to bring this wonderful little girl into our family!
I wanted you to know that today is Abby's first Birthday! She's such a love bug and joy. She loves the snow too. Everyday we go across the street to a park, rain, snow, or shine, to play frisbee.
We have almost had Syndey for a year and it seems like the time has just flown by! She is a wonderful little puppy who loves to play with her toys, and other dogs of all sizes! She is great in the car and has taken several 10 hour trips with us without saying a word! Despite us living in an apartment, we have had no trouble potty training her, and she knows to hold it until we can take her outside. She loves cuddling with us on the couch or just following us around the house as we go about our daily tasks. She learned her tricks so quickly, we almost couldn’t believe it! As of now, she can sit, lie down, shake a paw, get on her hind legs and “dance” and play dead when we say BANG. She is an absolute joy to have and we can’t think of our life without her. Thank you so much for raising this beautiful puppy!
The Smith Family 7/16/12
I cannot thank you enough for making it possible for the beautiful girl to be a part of her lives. We love absolutely everything about her and recommend you to all of our friends!
Hi Holly..Pretzel is doing well..so lovable and smart..going to vet today for another shot..thanks Cheryl 2/4/13
BENNIE PASSED THERAPY DOG EXAM!
Very proud! Thought you’d like to know
I had to let you know that Bennie continues to be a phenomenal puppy at 13months old..Smart, lively, friendly, cuddly and now a member of Therapy Dogs International!! Soon he’ll be able to bring smiles on the faces of those less fortunate in hospitals, nursing homes, etc…and will live up to his full name Benzodiazepine!! What a total joy…
PS I have passed on your name to several people who have decided that they too want a dog like Bennie..
Just an update on Benny’s progress at just past 1 year. He is an amazing, loving, intelligent and friendly dog who is quite obedient. Two weeks ago he passed the Canine Good Citizen test with flying colors and we plan to take the Therapy Dog International test next month. I would like to share his delightful temperament with folks who can benefit from spending time with him…Marilyn 6/25/12
Potter is doing wonderful. He is a great puppy who is very social and loves to meet new people. Everywhere I go people just love him and can’t believe how gorgeous he is with his wonderful markings and his little brown nose and green/blue eyes. He has a wonderful personality and is so loveable- he follows me wherever I go and is doing very good with house training. We took him out on our boat the first week we got him and he loved it- he had no fear and was calm as could be. He is a doll and we love him so much- but he is just like having a baby again and requires all my attention and patience which I do have a lot of since I teach kids for a living. We will send u some pictures as he grows and hope u can post him on your website so people can see how handsome he is- maybe we’ll get him a playmate down the road? Lorraine and Dan 7/11/12
Hi Holly, I have been meaning to contact you for ages. Bandit is a great puppy and getting along very well in her new home. We also have a lab and the two of them play so well together.
Bandit is crate trained and had all of her shots. We are having the best time with her, just totally smitten. Nancy 5/31/12
The boy is a stitch-keeps us laughing every day-can’t imagine life without him! Hope all is well! 7/5/12
Bandit and Bre
I just wanted to let you know that Bandit and Bre have settled in very nicely. They fast became best friends and play together all day. It’s fun to watch them run full throttle with their hair blowing in the wind. They put themselves to bed in their crate everynight around 8 PM and they let me decide when we’re going to start the day each morning…..Love that!
Hope all is well!
The Tanguay Family
Nurturing Havanese Breeder
Holly, I have watched you nurture and care for your dogs as they were your very own family members for many, many years. Your website is amazing, but it still could never truly show the amount of love and respect you give each member of this extended family of yours. Kudos on all you do!!!
Toby and Harley
We just wanted to send you some pictures and give you an update on the pups! As you can see in the pictures, Toby is huge at a whopping 15 pounds and still growing...while little Harley is only 6. They are both boat dogs now! Toby loves the wind in his face and will even go in for a swim!! Harley isn't to into going in the water, but still goes on the boat just the same. They have a great dynamic together, thought it involves eating each other constantly. They love everyone that walks through our door and are so intrigued about everything in our house. Everyone that has met them has only good things to say!! Anyways sorry for the picture overload, there were too many to choose from!!
The Ober Family
I just wanted to send you a photo of Freddy who I bought from you in March. He is a joy and is having great fun with his three sisters, Sadie my golden retriever and Salsa and Flirt my other havaneses who I also bought from you in 2005 and 2008.
We are attending puppy kindergarten and he is so smart! Everybody loves him wherever we go.
Will send a photo soon of Freddy with his sisters.
Royal Flush Havanese Review From Enid and Roscoe:
Hi Holly, You can never get Cricket back now. We love her so much. Her stool sample has been tested, and all was normal. Her vet check was great. we will pick up the results tomorrow or Monday and email them to you.
She has been doing her piddleing outside just about every time. poos too. Everyone in our family loves her to death. The first nite, she did not like her crate on the floor next to our bed, soooo, I took my pillow at 1 am and went into the computer room with her in her crate, and I slept on the floor next to her. It took about 2 minutes before she went to sleep. Now, she has been sleeping from 10 to 5:30 ever since. in her crate which we placed on our queen bed (in the middle) and she is asleep in 2 minutes. till 5:30 then she goes outside to do her piddles. Does her poos right after she eates her breakfast.
Kevin was a big help for us when we picked Cricket up. You had better hang onto him. Real nice guy.!
We are a little more tired than we thought we would be, but what the heck.!!!!!!!
Talk to you soon,
Enid & Roscoe 4/21/12
Holly – just wanted to tell you that Mona is awesome. We love her so much, she has a great disposition and is just the cutest thing ever. Here is a pic – and thank you…. Denise
Bailey is going to be 3 years old in July 2012, he loves being outside and fancies his chances at catching a squirrel. He nudges us with his snout and tells us when he wants to go out, eat or go for a walk. He likes belly rubs and looking at himself in the mirror and waits for us to tell him how handsome he is. We have endless fun with him, he is up for anything, likes the car and is great with other dogs. Thank you for our treasure.
-Rose & Brian 5/1/12
We’ve been meaning to write to you for some time now. Lola is the BEST! We truly adore her and at almost 6 months old she has settled in, is housebroken and well on her way to learning the basic commands… When our boys came home from College and met her, they could not stay away. She has also taken 1st place status and Favorite Grandchild” award by the grandparents!
My father wants to add her into his Estate Plans…LOL. As you might be able to guess from the photo, she loves playing with balls …..and the bigger, the better! I have never met such a happy dog, her tail always wagging and she just loves all people and of course, all other dogs and cats (no matter what their size)
We hope you are well and that this past storm hasn’t hit you too hard…….we are currently in Mexico and have been basking in the sun, far, far away from all of the white stuff! If it wasn’t for missing Lola, I think we would stay all winter!!!
Mindy & Rob
She is really a wonderful puppy!!!! Basil really likes her and they play together endlessly! Lucy loves everybody! – family members and strangers alike! But her favorite is definitely Basil – she always wants to be wherever Basil is and has learned a lot from her. Basil does escape up onto the couch occassionally – but Lucy is determined to learn to jump on the couch by herself soon! She is growing like a weed and will no doubt give Basil a run for her money before too long.
Having two Havanese is definitely twice the fun!!
Mishka says hi! We were folding socks and she likes to burrow into them and surface.
Mango is fabulous!!! We love him so much. He is almost 2 ( as you know Dec 25th!!) and is as lively as ever. I am attaching a picture of him!
an updated picture of Lola since she had her first haircut and lost so much of her black….she is doing great!!! an awesome pup!
looks like her daddy I think…
Just sending a picture from today- It’s Lola’s first birthday and she is truly one of the family! Our lives are so much better now that she is in it!!!
My kids want another one! I sent my mom a link for your older pups as she is contemplating getting a dog and she adores Lola!!
Thanks for such a great little dog!
Suzy and Family 1/19/12
Rocky and Gigi
By the way, Rocky is doing absolutely wonderful! Him and Gigi get along so well they are the perfect playmates. I just have to tell you he is the sweetest dog in the world! he can just sit for hours while you pet him. As for gigi she is doing so well. We all love them very much.
Thank you for your holiday Havanese postcard. I thought I would let you know that Cody Bilss is doing well. We’ve had him for just over 3 years now. He is almost 3 1/2 years old and is still a little guy at 8 lbs. We like him that way! Easy to pick up and carry around.
Hope your holidays were great.
Susan & Barry
We are approaching our 3 year anniversary and I wanted to tell you how much we LOVE Ming…. He is just the BEST dog. He has become my second child. He is so smart and sweet. In th summer we take him to the Cape and he loves running on the beach and riding on the boat. I was never really a dog lover, but my daughter begged for a puppy so we chose the havanese and royal flush… Now I am the biggest dog lover…..
Thank you so much for finding us the Perfect addition to our family….
Just giving you an update on sweet little Bella!!!! She got her first haircut 2 weekends ago. They butchered her!!!! Her body length is good, but they cut her face too short. She is still adorable!!!! She is potty trained – using piddle pads. I’m still going home during lunch for potty and walk. It kills me to go back to work, but it makes the rest of the day!!
This week, I put up a gate to the spare room & spare bathroom and put her crate in there (open). I covered a shoebox with a king size blanket so she can see out the window. She has been an angel… keeping my fingers crossed.
We also started obedience school last Sat. She was so good!!!! She listened and was the cutest in the class (of course!). She was the smallest too!
Just wanted to give you an update to let you know she is doing GREAT. She is still sweet. She gets energy at night and has what I call “crack fits” – she just runs all around the apartment with a toy in her mouth. Then she comes on the couch and snuggles.
Thank you so much for her. She is the absolute best J
We could not be happier!!!!! I know it’s early on but we think we have the best dog in the world—He goes to bed with us at 10:30 – 11:00 and sleeps to 5 or 6 am , goes back into his crate until 7:00 AM–no whining–We are not only delighted with that but he is a joy to be with.
I brought him to the Vet friday and he was the hit of the day. There were at least 4-6 puppies there and he still was the winner without trying.
I just wanted to let you know how much we adore our Shelly! She is the best dog in the whole world! She’s smart, super sensitive and a wonderful addition to our family! It’s been five years, but it feels like a life time! She was/is truly a perfect fit! Can’t wait to get our next addition!
This picture represents her typical pose….waiting for a belly rub!
Thanks so much for doing what you do!
Thought you might like to see how ROXY is doing! she is fabulous and continues to delight us….her best trick is the dancing she does on her hind paws which she can do for minutes at a time. we love her very much! S.B.
Belvedere is awesome! We have fallen in love with him. He is playful and sooooo snuggly. Belvedere is so happy to see you when you walk through the door. He has brought much happiness into our home.
Nelson is one year old today. What a wonderful companion and part of the family he has become. Everyone he meets falls madly in love with him–we worry someone will steal him away when we aren’t looking. We have given your name to many people who want a puppy just like ours. We are back on the boat for the summer and Nelson is learning to be a great seaman, as per his name sake: Admiral Lord Nelson. Buz rigged up a “fake lawn” on the forward deck, made out of synthetic golfing turf. This works well for those first pees of the morning, allowing us to leisurely get ready to go ashore. We are still working on the swimming, but he is safe in his personal life jacket when he needs it. Even I don’t like to swim in water that is still so cold. He is trying to figure out what fishing is all about, but he loves birds. He stalks and chases sea gulls on the beach at every opportunity. He has never caugt one yet, but he keeps trying.
You might be interested to learn that our sweet brown and black baby dog has turned into a wheaten colour dog with grey-tipped ears and tail. Still very handsome.
R.N. & B.N.
Quick follow up on Chloe, she is doing great. She walked in the house on day one and decided that this is where she belong, no crying or anything, slept right through the first night. She is well on her way to being house trained, occasional accidents, but getting better everyday. She has the best personality, and has the whole family / house thing figured out. She loves the 4 kids, and Maureen who is not an animal lover is absolutely crazy about her.
Thanks, again for everything. Chloe is a great addition to the family.
Chico just turned 6 on March 5. You know how crazy we are about him. He is amazing with people and all dogs. He even likes cats. At 6, he still plays like a puppy. I take him everywhere I can (and some places I’m not supposed to!) D.J.
Sorry it took a while for me to get back to you. Yes, we did a lot of research before getting Chico from Holly. I was impressed with her commitment to the puppies in the litters and the conditions in which she
cared for them on the weeks leading up to our taking Chico home. I was also impressed with Chico’s parents and the quality of her dogs.
The combination of the quality of her dogs and the care they received in addition to the fact that she is relatively close to to our home made her the ideal breeder for us. In a couple of weeks, Chico will be 9 years old!
While he relaxes a bit more around the house these days, when he goes out, he still plays like a happy healthy puppy. He is awesome and just a pleasure to have around.
I have no reservations about our decision to use Holly as a breeder or about the wonderful friend that she has provided us. I can safely say, based on our experiences with Chico, that you’ll be very happy if you add one of her puppies to your household.
Feel free to ask any other questions.
Mango is adjusting beautifully to his new home. We are crate-training, housebreaking, and teaching him his name and how the play fetch. The kids are having a ball with him. We have had a few accidents, but not that many since I watch him like a hawk and have gotten pretty good at recognizing the signs for when he needs to relieve himself.
Bo at almost 5 months. He is such a joy. Very healthy and well adjusted.
Just wanted to drop a line and send some new pics of the pups. They are doing great, I get so many comments and questions about them and the breed in general. They certainly are living up to all my expectations. At 6 months old they are potty trained (using the jingle bell to ask to go outside)
Don’t ever let anyone say getting 2 together is too much, they play so well together and use up a lot of there energy with each other. Leaving our walks twice a day a real joy.
Just wanted to let you know that Brutus is great! We love him so much! He’s such a cutie and it’s so fun having him around! He’s such a sweetie he greets everyone that visits and always wants to be with us.
Thanks so much for completing our family with this little love!!!
- the Bradys
i bought my Havanese, jack, from you in march 2008 and am very overdue in thanking you so much for our puppy! he is the MOST loving, happy, silly dog both my husband and i have every met and had in our lifetimes and we are SO grateful he is in our lives. we thank you for him so very much and can’t wait to buy our next Havanese from you down the road. thank you again, your dogs made the best puppy in the world!
Just wanted let you know that Elliot is doing wonderful and we absolutely love him. He such a character and seems to worship the ground I walk on. He has turned into such a beautiful dog. He loves to chase the pigeons in the park and soak up the sun while kids play on the swings.
Thank you for such a wonderful member of our family he is the best.
J & J Conlin
Just wanted to let you know that Chico is the BEST dog ever! He’s so sweet, super-playful, and really smart.
We’re absolutely in love with him.
This is Holly from Charlestown, MA. I bought two female pups from you. The first is Delta, she was born August 19 2010 and the second, Maya born Sept 21 2010. They have been the joy of our lives this past winter and now. They are great dogs. Healthy, well behaved, loving and they love attention. Where ever we take them they are the center of attention whether they solicit it or not.
I’m attaching two pics. Both very recent. Take it easy,
Our new pup, Jackson, is doing very well! When I took him to our vet, she was very impressed with his disposition and overall very vibrant health! He took to our home right away… and is trying (without too much luck) to be-friend our cat! My boys love him.. and my husband became attached to him from the moment he met him at Royal Flush! He is crate trained and adapted very well to our life-syle!
Jackson is a real joy – thanks for everything!
Just an update on “Lola”- she is perfect! We adore her, so sweet, playful, and really has come out of her shell in the last 10 days! She likes to nibble my hands first thing in the morning and is really good with going
outside to do her business!!
My kids cannot get enough of her especially by 6 yr old daughter who calls her a “teddy bear”. My husband calls her his “other” little girl and believe me has spoiled her already! Even my inlaws have been helping with walking her the days I work and they adore her as well. I have attached a few pictures of her and thanks again for such a wonderful puppy!
Suzy and family 5/16/11
What I love is that everyone cant get over how friendly she is, she is very sweet, not a mean bone in her little body… see attached pic
Its funny bc my sister in law and I compare traits and one they share is they HATE the rain, and she doesn’t not like the wind either
Im Ovie (my brothers named me after a hockey player because they play hockey all the time.) and im a year old now, and you sold me to the best owners any puppy could ever have! I have two brothers, a sister and a mommy and a daddy. Who all love me very, very much.
Over the summer I went down the cape with my family and they took me to the beach and I dug and I dug and I dug until I hit the cold sand because it was really hot. But my sister Emily would not let me go in the water because it was to rocky, i didn’t really care though because my cousin played with me and chased me around the whole beach! i had such a great time! when are vacation was over and my family took me back home, and a few days later, i met my neighbor Penny who became my best friend in the whole world! she is just like me because she is also a havanese but she is only 4 months old and she is a cream color. we love to play chase in the back yard, go on walks, eat are favorite treats together, and take naps once were done. (My sister takes me down there almost everyday. )
When I was a little, little puppy I did not like baths at all! But now that I get them all the time I don’t really mind them to much. I get brushed every night before bed and it feels really, really good and it makes me sleepy. I am so happy with my home and I couldn’t ask for anything better!!!
Hope you liked my story.
We hope that everything is well with you! I just wanted to update you on Monty, who has brought so much joy unto our lives. We have now had Monty for 7 1/2 weeks since we picked him up on March 26. He does so well at his vet appointments and attends Puppy Kindergarten at his vet. He loves to go on walks and enjoys company! He is not shy at all – he really loves kids, other dogs, and his grandparents. I am sending some updated pictures of him.
Thank you so much for raising such a wonderful puppy!
Jennifer and Steve 5/18/11
I hope that this email finds you well! I am sending another update on our wonderful puppy, Monty! He will be 9 months old next week, on 9/22/11, and I cannot believe that we picked him up from you 6 months ago. We always knew that he was very loving and sweet, but through his training classes, we have learned that he is incredibly smart! He has been through three different levels of training now – Puppy Kindergarten, Intermediate Class, and currently, Advanced Class.
He is taking his basic commands and using them in challenging situations. For examples, he will sit and wait from a distance, allow me to walk back to him, and on command, I can tell him where to go in the house to sit next.
Monty has also done a bit of traveling. He lives in CT and has been to RI, MA, and VT this summer! He enjoys socializing and using his knowledge from class in new environments.
I wanted to let you know that I am so impressed with everything that you do to raise your puppies – they are so smart and personable!
I will continue to update you in the next few months!
Jennifer and Steve 9/14/11
Hi Holly! Thank you for checking in! Monty became a big brother on September 30 - Emily Rose-Colette Straub was born at 9:31 pm, and measured at 19 inches, 6 lbs, 1 oz. I have attached a picture of Monty caring for Emily! He is so good with her. He keeps his distance but always checks on her in her bassinet or when we come back from the pediatrician! 10/05/12
Hello and Happy Holidays! I hope all is going well on your end. We are doing great and wanted to send a quick update on Owen. He has changed so much! He has doubled his weight and is now 8lbs. He is such a happy puppy and we absolutely adore him! He is definitely Mommy’s boy and doesn’t let me out of his sight! I have attached a few new pictures. He has been to the groomers twice-his hair sure does grow fast! He has also lost a lot of his black and it has come in so much lighter. He is simply beautiful!
I was wondering what exactly I should be feeding him. Should he still be eating 3 x’s a day or only 2? How much should I be feeding him-still a 1/4 cup or more. He loves cheese and bananas and I know they are safe options. Do you suggest anything else?
I look forward to hearing from you. Have a beautiful holiday season!
Just a picture of Oreo!!! She is resting after a long day of play and a nice dinner!
I’ve been meaning to email you to let you know how well Molly and Maverick are doing. They are now six months old. Both are house-trained and puppy pad trained (which was a blessing during Irene!). They are crate trained and sleep in separate crates at night. They love to be outside in the yard and to lay on top of my grandchildren’s picnic table on the deck. Both have been “fixed” and are up to date on their shots. They have each been to the groomers twice. The pictures I’ve included were right after the first trip to be groomed.
When you posted Molly’s picture on your website you said she was a real couch potato. Not anymore! She is a live wire and loves to wrestle with big brother Brinkley (I’ve also included a picture of the three of them). She runs, jumps, pounces on Brinkley all the time. The two of them love to race around the yard at top speed. During the summer I had a wading pool in the back yard which was empty most of the time. Molly and Maverick loved to jump in it, climb the stairs and slide down the slide. Maverick is at least a pound lighter than Molly and is a real “mama’s boy.”
I can’t sit down to watch tv without him in my lap or laying beside me. He is usually the odd man out when they play or race around the yard, so he sticks close to me. Getting two puppies turned out to be perfect — Brinkley got a playmate who is as active as he is and I got my little dog to cuddle.
Everyone who comes to visit loves them — and some people come primarily to play with them! My four-year-old twin grandchildren love to hold Molly and Maverick, who are very calm and gentle with the twins.
Havanese are a wonderful breed and I couldn’t be happier with my two babies.
Sandy W 9/26/11
We have been the proud parents of Zoey and Oreo since May and we couldn’t be happier. They have been a wonderful addition to the family. They are smart and easy to train. Happy and playful they make us laugh all the time, and they have been great with the grandchildren too. Zoey is loveable and will give hugs and kisses, while Oreo is happy just sitting on your lap all day if you will let him.
They love meeting new people and make new friends quick, there temperament is calm and friendly not barking or fearful. We have people ask us all the time about the breed and they see how well they behave. Thank you so much for the work you do with your dogs, the proof is in your puppies.
Chris and Cathy 11/3/11
It’s been a while since I’ve written to tell you about Bella. She is by far the best dog EVER!!! She is so sweet and so good. We went to obedience school and she is good. I don’t practice a lot but she is still good. We still go for our daily walks. She also goes to dog camp every now and then. I get here there when it’s bad weather so she can get her energy out and if I go for a day trip on a weekend. She loves is and is tired for 2 days!! They have webcam so sometimes I peak in to see how she’s doing.
She was so shy at first. I brought her in recently and they asked me who she was! She was crazy the entire time. I think that was a lot of excited energy that it’s nice out.
Here are some pictures. Don’t worry – I don’t dress her up but I needed a winter jacket that actually covered her belly b/c she gets snow balls. She hates it. She bites me when I put it on. I took the hood off and she’s better with it. But, she still gets mad. It’s so funny!!!
Anyways, I just wanted to check in and let you know she is still as sweet as ever and has a very good and spoiled life!!! Lots of people that love and play with her.
Thank you so much!!!!
Benny is the funniest, sweetest and of course, cutest puppy ever!
Many people have asked me for your name and contact information…Benny lost his first tooth yesterday, has learned how to fetch, crawl from a down, walk on a loose leash and give kisses….I am crazy about this pooch!
Thanks so much for the info. Thought I’d send you some pics of our precious pup..then & now. The last one was used on our Xmas card! We just love him.
Thought you might like to see a picture of Sassie and Zoey. We just love them.
In a little over a week, our friend Raleigh, one of your former pups is going to be turning one! In honor of his birthday, I wanted to pass along to you a few photos to give you a sense of how he adjusted to his new home and what he looks like now in all his glory.
We really enjoy having Raleigh, and we are so happy that he has bonded well with us as his family. He is a very proud dog, and likes to be in charge…..such a big personality for a guy his size! He really adores our Yellow Lab, Millie as you will see in one of the photos. He has added a lot of energy to the house and keeps us all on our toes. We just love him!
Hope you enjoy the photos and that this message finds you well.
All the best, Monica
Just wanted to send along a picture of Mopsy. She was one year old on 3/15/12. She is just the sweetest dog! She weighs about 12.5 lbs. and is energetic, loving and cuddly. We keep her groomed short and she looks great. We opted to train her to use an indoor potty box (something I never thought I’d do) and it has worked out perfectly. She has had the run of the house for several months with no accidents at all.
What a great breed! We just love her! Hope you and your family are doing well.
Peace, Rose 3/16/12
She is the best dog ever, thank you, thank you Luna is just a smart fabulous puppy.
Thank you so much. I have told lots of friends about you. Hope it helps.
She is the best dog ever. Our neighborhood is in love with her. She greats all of my young clients is the smallest by far of the dogs in her Puppy training class, but also the star. Luna likes playing with the big dogs she meets including Bernese Mountain dogs and golden retrievers
She is so much fun – loves the beach, other dogs, fetching the ball … ALWAYS looking for me.
Narragansett Beach, Rhode Island
We purchased our puppy from you guys back in August (we love her!!) and we just sent Bobby and Sarah to you to find a
puppy, since it was evident that they were going to steal ours if they did not get their own!!! I’m so glad they will also be happy havanese owners soon!! Bobby & Sarah are awesome – you’ll love them… but their kids are so excited! They are friends with my daughters, and they are already saying the puppies will be ‘sisters from another mister’… seriously – this is 9th graders for you!
I attached a photo of Chesley from when we chose her from your website, and some photos from now. She is a funny, happy, playful dog who comes to our office every day, and when she stays home, everyone in the building, including the mailman, are sad… it’s so funny!
We are so glad to have found her, and just love having her as part of our family! Such a little love!!!
Missy M 2/10/12
I wanted to write and let you know how much we both love this little girl who just turned 2 years old on January 25, 2012. She is the joy of our home, so beautiful, smart, athletic (a great receiver who runs the backyard as a true athlete), loving, and funny. I love checking back in on your website to see her little relatives – so many look so similar to her! And so many of their parents have such wonderful stories to tell.
She is the queen of our house and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Patty and Charlie – Mia’s mom and dad! 2/1/12
Happy New Year! Yuki turned 1 this week. I wanted to take the time to thank you for creating such a beautiful, fun addition to our family. : )
He goes everywhere with us – our families in Maine and NY all have big dogs and he plays with them like they are his cousins too!) We have just finished our 3rd doggie school course (Beyond Basics), and he passed with flying colors. If we can fit it in my daughter’s busy schedule, we want to take the Agility Class.
He definitely has his opinion on how things should be, but he is a good boy.I wanted to show xxxxxxxxx (my daughter) Yuki’s Mom and Dad on your website. Which ones are they?
Here’s some pics from our 2011 with Yuki. Enjoy!
Thanks again. : ) Deb
Happy New Year to you too! Max is doing GREAT!!! He’s our pride and joy…everyone loves him!!! He’s going to be 2 years old on January 20th. He’s a big boy now with an excellent, fun disposition! I’ve attached a few pics for you to check out since I’d rather not post them on Facebook.
Just wanted to thank you for our wonderful dog, Clancy! He is the perfect dog. He loves to go on walks, ride in the car, and snuggle on the couch. He is so sweet , playful, and adorable. Clancy is now 1 year and 7 months. Hope everything is well!
The Duff’s 1/14/12
Thought you might like to see what miss Minnie is looking like now – this is probably at least a week and a half,
maybe two weeks now.
She’s growing like a weed, eating much better! We’re having alot of fun with her – she’s a hoot!
Thought you might like to see Minnie after her first grooming! This was taken at the beginning of September – she’s changed so much even since then.
How long do you continue to feed puppies the Mini 33 dog food?
The little ones are adorable!!! I wish I could afford $1300…Lola would love to have a true sister or brother. I have been meaning to write. Lola is such a special dog. I can’t tell you enough how she has made my life better. She stops people in their tracks. Whether it’s because she gets on her back legs and walks like a person when she is excited(see attached) or because she is filled with so much love and affection. Lola will be three this November and is still really acting like a puppy. Lola loves other dogs…the bigger the better. Her most favorite is Rusty…60lb mutt…who plays gentle but has taught Lola to be feisty. OR Quest…a 100lb Retriever who is very old and lets Lola sleep next to his belly. Rusty is very careful with Lola and is so big he jumps over her. It’s interesting — Lola feels the safest with him.
Lola walking on her back legs - so cute!
Lola is a little timid around dogs her size..but once she knows she is safe…she wants to play like they are her Rusty. Needless to say…she plays rough. My niece and nephew have already had 2 wedding for Lola and Rusty. But I hate to tell them…Lola has another love. Bruno…a 20lb havenese! He is huge…so much bigger than Lola!! And…Lola gets all coy around him…it’s quite funny. He lives near my parents and Lola will whine looking for him. When she see him coming up the street she’ll run around in circles really fast and start yelping and run to the door so we will let her out. Lola never leaves my side…she sleeps attached to my hip and loves sleeping under the covers. My parents often take her when I’m working and they just might love her more than I do — if possible. Attached are a few pictures. Question…do all Havenese smile?
Thank you …She is really the best dog ever!! Even my dog walker is smitten — will come by just to visit and get some Lola Love.
Hi – you probably don’t remember us, but we have one of your puppies from a litter born on Dec. 27, 2001. You hadthree left when we can to visit you in Feb. 2002, and brought one of the boys home – we call him Baci – picture attached.
We haven’t cut Baci’s fur all these years but am considering having it done this summer – do you know anyone who knows how to properly groom a Havense?
Thanks for your advice,
Again enormous thanks to everyone who continues to keep us updated with emails and pictures!! We are always here too for forever support whether the topic is grooming, housebreaking, obedience training, travel, feeding, finicky eaters or anything for which you may need an opinion or advice!
I wanted to send you an update on Cody (born Sept. 11) who we adopted from you in November after we lost our beloved boxer. Cody has been a joy and our 4 kids adore him. Cody’s favorite thing to do is fetch a tennis ball. He also loves the boat. Cody has graduated from puppy training and the good citizen class.
I think what we struggle with the most is house breaking him. do you have any suggestions for me?
Our Havanese, Barley just got groomed yesterday. Thought u might like to see how he looks these days. We got him from you right after thanksgiving. He’s doing very well.
Loves my daughter and is all housebroken.
I wanted to let you know what a great feature you have on your website that allows us to click on a photo to have it enlarged. All the pups are so adorable. Jim and I always catch each other viewing your dogs. LOL NO we can’t get another dog! We have so much fun with Missy and Mister who both have become the nicest dogs ever.
Mister still is not excited to go in the car, but it is a necessity so he tolerates it–only on MY LAP!
He throws up if we try to put him in the back with Missy.
That little black and white boy born in January–like Mister no one has taken him. If he is as sweet as Mister people are missing out on a lot of fun and love!
Keep up the great work! We can’t imagine our lives without these two “kids”!
We were just looking at your puppies! Then I saw Missy lounging and couldn't resist taking her picture.
Congratulations on your successful year!!
All the Best-
Martha & Jim Cloran 1/30/13
PS. This picture was NOT staged!!
Steve & I just want you to know that Lola & Sofie are the love of our lives!! They are the most affectionate dogs..Want to be with us all the time. It was the best thing we did for ourselves finding you and your beautiful breed of dog. Sofie and Lola love us too!!!
Best to you,
Paula & Steve
Just wanted to drop a note to say that Simon is doing well. He is the sweetest little boy! Few pictures attached. Thanks, again he is great!
Patch is the sweetest little dog. Ryan thinks of him as his “little brother”. He just loves him so much, as we all do. Potty training is going pretty well. He’s a stubborn little dog but he’s so sweet. Hope you like the pictures. As you can see from the picture, Ryan wanted Patch to come trick-or-treating with him. Everybody got a kick out of the two of them dressed as pirates. We’re having so much fun! We’re so glad we found you!!!! Tracy
Very proud! Thought you’d like to know