Looking for breeder in Midwest: WI ~ MN ~MI ~ IL - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
BREEDERS Breeders can show the health testing they do, the set up their dogs live in and all important information relating to being a breeder. DO NOT ADVERTISE PUPPIES HERE!

 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Looking for breeder in Midwest: WI ~ MN ~MI ~ IL

We live in East Central Wisconsin and would like to find a reputable Havanese breeder. Summer would be ideal because I'm a teacher and will be home all day (thanks to Covid19, we're already home all day!), but I realize I might be too late for that.

We hadn't put our names on a waiting list earlier because we had an elderly dog in the house, and we didn't want to disturb her peaceful life with an energetic puppy...we thought we had at least a couple more years with her. She recently died unexpectedly, so now we are seeking a puppy (or a young adult).

Would you please let me know of breeders in the midwest region who I could contact?
EvaE1izabeth likes this.
KatieH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2020, 04:59 PM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,142
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 53 Times in 53 Posts
BUMP

Ricky's Popi
KatieH likes this.

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN

Ricky Ricardo is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 07:10 AM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,142
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 53 Times in 53 Posts
Okay, @KatieH since members from your area are not responding, let me try to help from afar. I think a lot of HF members are distracted with this C-19 virus right now. I know @ShamaMama is a good source for you in Minn, but she is a teacher and has her hands full right now trying to teach her students over the Internet. A good source to find a good breeder is the Havanese Club of America Breeder Directory: https://www.havanese.org/breeder-directory There are several breeders listed in the area you are searching, but please read the disclaimer by HCA. HCA is NOT recommending these breeders and you, the buyer, need to interview them carefully. I believe the breeders listed pay a fee to HCA to be in the directory. Many good breeders don't want to pay this fee to be listed because all their litters sell out before they are whelped. However I know a couple of the breeders on the list (unfortunately not in your area) and they are excellent. For example, TigerLily Havanese in Texas, where Ricky was whelped, and he has turned out to be an excellent example of the breed - strong, sturdy, healthy, and intelligent with no behavioral problems other than being a mischief maker (nothing serious) which makes him so much fun. Look at Ricky's avatar picture on the left, you can see that typical devilish look in his eyes!

Be sure to read the HCA site thoroughly. They have great information there, particularly about questions to ask a prospective breeder. Once you have done your homework, get back to us and ask about specific breeders you are considering. Often HF members will have heard about them, somewhere.

Ricky's Popi

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN


Last edited by Ricky Ricardo; 04-28-2020 at 07:21 AM.
Ricky Ricardo is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 21
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Thank you so much for the response and information. I've been feeling discouraged to get no replies. I am very sympathetic to ShamaMama's situation...I am also a teacher (high school math)!

I have looked at the HCA breeder list, and there are only two listed in MN, none in Wisconsin. I do have some breeders to ask about that I found just by Googling (and from the AKC Marketplace list), but I was hesitant to name them here. I wasn't sure if it was allowed. I haven't been able to determine if one of the breeders I found in MN was actually ShamaMama.

Whispering Water Havanese (Bloomington, MN)
Peluito Havanese (Hastings, MN)
Windhaven Havanese (Juneau, WI)
So Cute Havanese (Eagle, WI) - "Natural" - no vaccines!
VanCourt's Happy Havanese (Bath, MI)

Texas is a long way, but our son goes to school in College Station, so maybe it's not an unreasonable thought to travel there to pick up a pup!

Does anyone know anything about the breeders that I named above?
KatieH is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 09:19 AM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,142
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 53 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieH View Post
I do have some breeders to ask about that I found just by Googling (and from the AKC Marketplace list), but I was hesitant to name them here. I wasn't sure if it was allowed. I haven't been able to determine if one of the breeders I found in MN was actually ShamaMama.
It is okay to ask about and mention breeders here. @ShamaMama is not a breeder but has a single, beautiful, female Havanese.
Quote:
Texas is a long way, but our son goes to school in College Station, so maybe it's not an unreasonable thought to travel there to pick up a pup!

Does anyone know anything about the breeders that I named above?
Many people have flown to pick up their Havanese. We drove 2000 miles roundtrip (four days travel) to pick up Ricky. I didn't want to complicate things by flying for the first time ever with a new dog. BTW, TigerLily Havanese is located in Houston area, so even further for you.

I know nothing about the breeders you listed, but Peluito Havanese rings a bell. Maybe that's where Shama was bred, I don't remember.

Ricky's Popi
KatieH likes this.

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN

Ricky Ricardo is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,142
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 53 Times in 53 Posts
I forgot to say, thank you for your service as a teacher. ShamaPaPa is also a math teacher up in your area. We love all you guys! <3

Ricky's Popi
KatieH likes this.

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN

Ricky Ricardo is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 10:42 AM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24,542
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 336 Times in 334 Posts
It would also be fine for you to PM Shamamama, or, Popi, do you remember Sophie’s forum name? I know she’s up in that area too, and much more plugged into the breed/show community, so may have a better idea of who may be planning litters this year.
Ricky Ricardo and KatieH like this.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is online now  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 11:29 AM
Arf! Arf!
 
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,142
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 53 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by krandall View Post
Popi, do you remember Sophie’s forum name? I know she’s up in that area too, and much more plugged into the breed/show community, so may have a better idea of who may be planning litters this year.
I think you are referring to @KarMar , she has three Havanese in her stable. She lives in Minneapolis area and is friends with MaMa of Shama. She posted on the list not more than two weeks ago so she is around. @KatieH send KarMar a PM, I feel certain she can help you.

[EDIT] I just discovered it is KarMar that has the Peluito pup! You need to talk to KarMar!

Ricky's Popi

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN


Last edited by Ricky Ricardo; 04-28-2020 at 11:35 AM.
Ricky Ricardo is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 11:43 AM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24,542
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 336 Times in 334 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricky Ricardo View Post
I think you are referring to @KarMar , she has three Havanese in her stable. She lives in Minneapolis area and is friends with MaMa of Shama. She posted on the list not more than two weeks ago so she is around. @KatieH send KarMar a PM, I feel certain she can help you.

[EDIT] I just discovered it is KarMar that has the Peluito pup! You need to talk to KarMar!

Ricky's Popi
Yes! That's her screen name!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is online now  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-28-2020, 08:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Tom King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
Posts: 3,206
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 25 Times in 25 Posts
If things up there are like they are here, it's going to be a long time before there is an available puppy, and that's with being on a waiting list. I think the chances of getting a puppy from a really good breeder, without being on a waiting list, approach zero. The chance was close to zero before, but it's close to absolute now.

I guess it's because so many people are staying home, and feel like now would be a good time to raise a puppy, but anyway, we, and all our close breeder friends, are getting more inquiries for puppies than we can even respond to promptly. And that's every day.
Ricky Ricardo likes this.
Tom King is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome