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HAVANESE @ MEET THE BREEDS - AKC at the Javits Last Weekend

Greater New York Havanese Club Represents the Havanese Breed at the AKC Meet The Breeds Event in New York City

The Greater New York Havanese Club was honored to be asked by the HCA to represent the Havanese breed at the AKC Meet The Breeds Event held at the Javits Center in New York City on October 17 and 18, 2009. More than 35,000 spectators attended the premier event showcasing 160 breeds of dogs and 41 breeds of cats.

First and foremost in our minds was the importance of getting our dogs out to meet the public. Our friendly, playful ambassadors were there in all their glory, greeting the masses, allowing themselves to be petted by young and old and even permitting some very gentle children to brush them. The highlight of our showcase was our Havanese Kissing Booth, complete with large renderings of the national bird of Cuba, curtains and matching pillow. The public was smitten! We were even able to entice TV star, Mario Lopez, into coming to our booth to get kissed by a Havanese, each a Latin lover! Mario was filmed discussing Havanese with David Frei from the Westminster Kennel Club.

We found the public to be inquisitive, appreciative and thoughtful in their questions. Many people who stopped by already had a Havanese and just wanted to find out more information. Other folks were strongly considering a Havanese and wanted to investigate and find a reputable breeder. Many wanted to learn more about Havanese rescue and how they could go about adopting a Havanese.

We could not have done this event without the wonderful people who volunteered at the Javits! Deepest thanks to Pat Ross, Marie Fiore, Ann Barbaccia, Joan Ambrose, Frances Caci, Sharon Koehler, Maryellen Klein, Cindy Rostkowski, and Karen Grant. Ann Barbaccia made the beautiful kissing booth and Mary Cane designed our tropical backdrop.

Though exhausted, we’ve already started to think about what we’ll do for next year’s event!

Enjoy photos of our GNYHC booth at:
< http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewImage.asp?AID=6003855>
User name: gnyhc
password: havanese

For more photos from the entire AKC event, visit
<http://www.akc.org – slide show on home page
and
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccho/sets/72157622481220391/>

Warm regards,
Alison Brackman
President, GNYHC


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Sounds like a very interesting event. Believe it or not the Havanese is the 8th most popular dog in New York city. Scary.

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I believe it is the 4th most popular breed in Manhattan. At the dog run in the park in my neighborhood today, in the course of an hour, Atticus and I met 4 other Havanese.

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