Issue #24 of The Havanese Breed magazine is the 6th magazine in our 4th year in publication. I hope you all continue to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy putting it together. For those with an annual e-subscription it is available for downloading now at www.havanesebreed.com/pdf
. The printed version has been sent off to the Printers and will be available next week. If you haven’t yet ordered issue #24, please place your order now. For those of you that started your subscription on issue #19 or earlier you need to re-subscribe now. Thank you.
Linda Burke graces our front cover with Cira, her 15 year old Havanese. Her story is on page 5.
In this issue; we lead off once again with an article titled Small Dogs Rule by Gillian Ridgeway, an expert and well respected trainer. Bill Burns contributed his usual thoughtful insight, this time 8 Questions I had when I decided to buy my first good dog. Trust by Dave Thorpe is an excellent statement on the best methods for training your dog. I completely agree with him. Today it should all be about Positive Reinforcement! I have a small piece from Tracy Smith about a Tradition she has established with her friend. Lyndall Fry’s brilliant Havanese, Saki, is back with the latest Dog Tales, “some of my favorite things”. I am really pleased to share this feature article, with photos, with you written by Lynda Hand following the recent Havanese Dog Show in Cuba. We have the latest installment from Suzanne McKay in her Beyond the Ring series titled Sometimes you just have to laugh. Next up is the always humorous A Day in the Life. This time it is about Harvey, our invisible rabbit, by Suzie Kalman who is owned by Hugo and Milo. Wendy Allenby is back with her Uniquely British Perspective which includes a great photo of her new granddaughter which I wanted to share with everyone. I asked and got permission. Wendy suffered the tragic loss of one of her daughters not that long ago. Her other daughter reminds us of the cycle of life with her new baby. Next up is Notes from the U.K. by Sue Edwards and wait until you see next issue’s article from Sue. Shhhh. I wrote a page myself I called Snowballs. It isn’t easy to get so many balls of snow stuck to the hair of one Havanese in case you thought I was speaking of a throwing variety. Tom continues with his always first rate Tales from the Beach, Another Three Dog and Darlah concludes with an excellent bit of Grooming Advice.
If you have a story you wish to share with us, or a story you’d like to read by someone else, please email me at [email protected]
I am also working with a very special someone on a new Havanese book. Expect more on that in the next issue.
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THIS IS NOT A CLUB MAGAZINE. We are not affiliated with the Havanese Club of America http://www.havanese.org/
or the Havanese Fanciers of Canada http://www.havanesefanciers.com/
although I would like to think we have an excellent working relationship with both.
WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH Havanese Rescue in Canada http://www.havaneserescue.ca/
or the USA http://www.havaneserescue.com/
but there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them, to help with their respective missions.
Editor and Publisher
The Havanese Breed Magazine