So, this may be an obvious question to the more experienced owners and breeders here, but as a newbie who is constantly trying to learn and one with a strong desire to learn more, I have a question about Cuba, the country, and the Havanese.
Recently, our local newspaper's Sunday travel section had a huge article on travel to Cuba. Travel to Cuba is now possible, but only through a few travel agencies that put together group tours. A person cannot just decide to go there, but if you have a tour group and a focus for a tour (i.e. education, culture, ballet, cuisine), they can even design a tour for your group. This allows some flexibilty but still, the tour has to be with one of the specific groups that are approved for this kind of thing.
Reading the article got me thinking about travel to Cuba specifically to see some of the Havanese dog shows there (in addition to other cultural experiences). In searching the web, I found some websites that show some of the Havanese dog shows in Cuba.
My curious questions for the forum are as follows
Has anybody traveled to Cuba? Would you go if your life allowed for this?
Has anybody adopted a Havanese directly from Cuba? Is it possible to adopt from Cuba? Has anybody had their dog bred with a dog from Cuba? Are the Havanese dogs in Cuba the same as the ones here?
I am not planning on traveling to Cuba in case any of you were wondering LOL but I think it would be kindof cool to go there and see the dogs and to get a better understanding of their heritage. I realize my questions probably sound incredibly silly, but after reading that article, I had visions of contacting one of the travel agencies and stating that I wanted to create a "tour de Havanese" and I would expect either smiles or looks of puzzlement.
Also, I know there is a lot of controversy about the country of Cuba and human rights issues etc. So, if things were ideal and those issues did not exist, then those would be the circumstances that I would want you to ask the above questions under.
Thanks so much!