It all started with one in 1991! I love this breed! They are the most loving, intelligent and entertaining breed alive. I use the name "beseme" because all of my dogs are great kissers and wonderful lap warmers. My puppies are raised in my home (check out my webcam) and socialized with lots of grandchildren and friends. They make wonderful therapy dogs as they truly love to be with people and are very sensitive to the needs of those around them. Once you've had a Havanese, there will not be another breed for you. All of my dogs are fully health tested and certified by OFFA (BAER, eyes, patellas, hips, elbows, thyroid, heart) with additional testing done like bile acids and liver enzymes to ensure complete health before and after breeding. My dogs are also AKC conformation champions from a long line of champions. Some have top performance champions in their lines too and some of my puppies would make great agility dogs too. I have started rally obedience with most of my dogs and they learn very easily and quickly and never forget a trick, even years later. My Havanese are on the small end of the standard so that you can easily take them with you just about anywhere. The puppies learn to use a doggy door (weather permitting) and a Potty Park with crate training started, BAER tested, microchipped and shots prior to leaving. I never ship puppies as I want to meet the new hu-mom or hu-dad and I want them to meet me and at least the mom to the puppies. Some families have made a ski vacation or summer vacation out of it when they come to get their puppy. The puppies will bring home a crate pad that they and their littermates have used, toys, and all kinds of instructions and help from me. I will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and then we can talk about what you are looking for in a puppy so that we can decide if a puppy is right for you (and, if so, which one). I had never shown dogs before I got my second Havanese, but once I showed Kizzy to her championship totally owner-handled, I was hooked! Once I have time, I will start Karli and Nelson in agility. That will be way too much fun!!!