We acquired our first Havanese, Nena (Am/Cdn CH Sonrisas Nena at Old Havana) in 2012 from Rita Thomas of Sonrisas Havanese when she was nine weeks old. We are so grateful to Rita for breeding a healthy and the most sociable Havanese there is. Rita is also responsible for breeding MBIS MBISS MBINSS Can/Am CH Sonrisas Tiny Thomas CGN, who was the only Havanese to be number 1 all breeds in Canada for multiple years. Nena started her show life at the age of seven months at Forest City Kennel Club in Ontario and won Best Puppy in Breed. This success carried on as she finished both her American and Canadian championships in a relatively short period of time. As a result of our nurturing love, Nena has turned out to be a friendly and happy Havanese. We welcomed her first litter (Charlie's Angels) on June 4th, 2015. She produced four vigorous puppies; three of which have been placed in loving homes, one of them, Minnie, who is co-owned with Rita, stays with us.
My daughter Asia and my son Luke are both attending University. They are both involved in caring for the puppies.
Here at Old Havana, we provide our puppies with a home environment since day 1 to prepare them for their permanent homes. We do BAER (brainstem auditory evoked response) for hearing, scheduled vaccinations and microchip placements before they are being placed. Our girls are extensively health tested before being bred.
Rita and Tiny