Issue #5 of the electronic Havanese Breed Magazine
is now available. New Subscribers are very welcome. I have included the front cover as well as one line comments on the articles. Of note, this issue does include the new Canadian Havanese breed standard which takes effect January 1, 2011. I want to also take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and wonderful holiday season and the very best for the new year.
Stepping Out in Style
By Bill Burns
This article is for the new Exhibitor, for all those just getting into showing their dogs for the first time.
How to Get Your CHIC Number for your Havanese
By Juanita Heidebrecht
CHIC is the abbreviation for the Canine Health Information Center. Juanita does an excellent job educating us on exactly what it means and what you have to do to get it, should you want it.
How I Got my Start
By Claire Paulson
When asked how and why she got involved in Obedience training Claire had to step back and give it some serious thought, which she then proceeds to share with us.
All I Need to Know in Life Iíve Learned From My Dog, Part 2
By CJ Johnson
CJ says that getting her Havanese, Jasmine, ended up being a life changing experience for her. And she does a really good job of helping us share that experience.
The 2010 Canadian Havanese Regional Specialty in British Columbia
By Pat Parkhouse
The Havanese Fanciers of Canada held their first Regional Specialty at Tradex, in Abbotsford, British Columbia (one hour east of Vancouver).
With a Heavy Heart
Adam shares a poignant farewell, and a little of what Buster (Starkette Pride of Wincroft) meant to him and to the greater Havanese community.
Whitney, Our Honorary Havanese
Just a few weeks ago we lost our Golden Retriever. She was going on 15 and it was her time. She came to us 8 years ago, bleeding from the mouth, skin and bones, terrified of everything. She became a nurturing mother to all of our Havanese for many years. It was her role and I tried to share with you what that meant to us.
Your Dog Isnít Your Adversary
Joan has written an informative helpful article applicable to any dog and to any of us that has ever dealt with separation anxiety or maybe just a typical creative Havanese.
More From This Side of the Fence
Liz is back from Judging at a Havanese dog show and still calling it exactly as she sees it. She makes some interesting points about grooming, preparing your show dog for the ring.
Riding the Roller Coaster
Why do we breed? Why put up with the ups and downs any Breeder experiences? Paula, a long time Havanese Breeder, shares her philosophy, one this Editor supports.
Choosing a Digital Camera
Once again Steven writes an excellent article helping you choose the right camera for you and shares a photo of his two wonderful Havanese.
By Lyndall writing for Saki Fry
Lyndall writes highly entertaining stories through the eyes of Saki, her 18 month old Havanese who was recently joined by her brother, Takara (Tak).
CKC Breed Standard Update
By Suzanne McKay
This is a factual article about the new Canadian Havanese Breed standard which comes into effect January 1, 2011. Suzanne was one of the key HFC members involved in the three year process that resulted in this new standard, a must read.
A Day in The Life Ė Dining at Chez Suzie
By Suzie Kalman
Suzie claims she has a long and distinguished career as Chief Chef for her dogs. Milo is not quite sure sheís mastered the concept and prefers she keeps working on it. Hugo eats anything, whether itís considered food or not.
Whisper, The Naughtiest Little Dog in Minnesota
By Pat Tschohl
Apparently Whisper is famous in certain circles. This story describes her meeting with a band of crows and the antics that followed. Iím hoping next time Pat captures it on video.
On The Mark
Another must-read, written by an experienced dog trainer and all around great dog person who accurately describes the value of clicker training. You have to see Deak going up a ladder to understand the possibilities.
Tails from the Beach
Part 4 Ė Kaiís Web
By Tom Wettlaufer
Tom continues to share entertaining stories about his Kai, from before he got her to the present day.
A Sad Goodbye
By Wendy Allenby
Wendy bids a fond farewell to Barbara Berenson, who was the first President of the Havanese Club of Great Britain, eventually moving to Cuba.
LETTERS FROM CUBA: PERSONAL MEMORIES IV
Mrs. Barbara Benerson Monteagudo, in Memoriam
By Zoila Portuondo Guerra
And then Zoila shares her own memories of Mr. Barbara Benerson Monteagudo who spent her last 12 years living in Cuba.
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ē Nathan Potechin
Editor and Publisher
ē The Havanese Breed Magazine