Goldie and Stogie
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Oh My Gravy.
Well this will get intense most likely. Its not an easy answer. Some of us think that a certain amount of people tried to split the breed due to political reasons and came up with a swanky name. We have a lot of breeders in the Havanese world who are good and breeding great dogs. The HSDAA claims one minute they split based on health reasons and the next based on body type. Regardless they still show in the Havanese ring, so they must not have too big of a problem being called Havanese.
I consider them a club and you can choose to join them or not, however they have many restrictions and being part of their club means those dogs can not ever breed with the non-club member dogs.
Some people are choosing to only register some of their dogs and not all, which I can think is ONLY for financial reasons, either you believe you are a separate breed or you don't. Keep in mind there are people who think Elvis is alive... and that David Koresh was a god. So different strokes for different folks.