The 2017 Havanese Club of America National Speicialty will be held September 19 - 23, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina. The hotel is the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. Here is the link to the website
An update from Claudia McCracken
We have used all of the rooms at our group rate. If you need to make a reservation, please call the Crowne Plaza Hotel directly at 828-254-3211(local reservations desk open only during daytime workweek workday hours, be prepared to leave a message for a call back). Ask to be put on the waiting list for the Havanese National Speciality so that you can get the group rate. As soon as there is a cancellation, the hotel will notify you. If you have made a reservation and aren't going to be able to attend, please call the hotel and cancel your reservation so that someone else can use it. We will try and make sure that everyone who wants a room for this wonderful National is accommodated.
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.
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