Havanese - Meet the Breed
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Havanese Club
If you or your favorite Havanese are experiencing the winter blahs (and even if you aren't), come on out to the Canine Learning Experience, hosted by the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club, in Agricultural Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds on January 24 and 25, 2009. There will be dozens of vendors, seminars, demonstrations, and breed education booths. They also have an eye clinic and a tattoo clinic (by appointment).
The Delaware Valley Havanese Club will be presenting its sixth "Meet the Breed" booth on Saturday, January 24 at this exciting event. The purpose of the booth is to present Havanse companion dogs in all their glory! Our booth’s theme will be "Is This the Right Breed for You? Pros and Cons of the Havanese." For more information about the CLE event and scheduled seminars, visit http://www.lvkc.org/cle.htm to get an overview of the event and a schedule of seminars and demos.
"Meet the Havanese" Booth – Call for Volunteers
The DVHC will have a team of volunteers and Havanese at its education booth on Saturday. We still need some additional volunteers (both human and canine) to staff the booth.
We will schedule people so that no one needs to be in the booth more than 2 hours (8-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4). Each volunteer has plenty of time to see the rest of the booths and demonstrations. We would like to have at least two people and one dog in the booth at all times, but we intend to stay flexible.
If you can help staff the booth, even for an hour, please contact me, Wayne Harding ( [email protected] ), with your first and second choice of time slot. Please consider bringing your Havanese. Your dog doesn't have to be in show coat, just have a neat and clean presentation and enjoys meeting people.
Saturday includes an obedience match during the day and a puppy sweepstakes in the evening. Sunday features an all-breed match show (all of these are by pre-entry only.)
Even if you can't join us on January 24 in Allentown, we still need your help!!
The theme for the breed club booths this year is "Is this the Right Breed for you? Pros and Cons of the Breed." You would think that every breed club would have this information readily available, but I have not found it for Havanese. If anyone knows where to find it, please email me.
Otherwise, we will have to create it. I know many of our members have ideas on this topic based on their experience. Please email your ideas to [email protected]. The format might be something like:
PROS: small size - easily transported
CONS: small size - easily gets underfoot
As a breed club we really need to have this information available for prospective Havanese owners and for future "Meet the Breed" events. I would really like this list to reflect the ideas and experience of many club members, so please email your ideas.
To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Wayne Harding at [email protected] .
Thanks for your help. We look forward to hearing from you and/or seeing you in Allentown.
Education Committee Chair
Delaware Valley Havanese Club