If you are looking for information about Havanese, you've come to the right place! We are the Havanese Club of America (HCA) - the national AKC Parent Club for the Havanese breed. Here on our website, you will find information about our club as well as information about the Havanese breed itself.
The 2016 National Specialty will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International, Orlando, FL from August 1-6, 2016. Here is the link for the hotel... please make sure that you tell them that you are with the Havanese National group so we get room credits https://aws.passkey.com/event/14238428/owner/204/home Here is the link to the National website http://www.havanesenational.com
NOTE: The interest in obtaining a Havanese from a breeder that does all the health testing exceeds availability. It is possible that a person may have a wait of six months to two years to obtain the “right” one for them. You may be unable to find Havanese Breeders in your location, as Breeders are not in all states. You more than likely may have to travel to pick up your Havanese.
You may find available puppies from breeders listed on the Internet. Please make sure they do health testing on the sire and dam of the litter. You must receive documentation of all health testing done. The HCA recommends BAER a test for hearing, CERF, a test for eyes, OFA- Hips and Patella's. Many breeders do additional testing such as Bile acid for liver, Legg-Calve-Perthes and Heart test. These tests are for the sire and dam of the litter as the puppies will be too young for most of them. A tested and healthy sire and dam mean better odds of good health for the puppies as well as a conscientious breeder. 10 Questions to ask your breeder and a pdf of the questions
The 2012 Havanese Health Survey results are in! To download and review the document, click here. A big thank you to all who participated.