Welcome to Gilwood Havanese

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*****While we encourage potentials families to visit we ask that you do not come if you have just visited a pet store or another breeder's home.  Our puppies have yet to be vaccinated and for that reason we are unwilling to expose them to any potential risk. 

Your cooperation is truly appreciated.****


We will not ship puppies.  


We have a Gilwood Havanese Facebook Page for all of our puppy families so we can all post pictures.  







EDIT: Due to COVID19 we are following social distancing recommendations.  All visits will be outdoors.  Our dogs will be seen (and heard) but no contact will be allowed with any dogs other than the puppies.  Dress accordingly as the weather is quickly warming up.

We do not have any puppies at this time.  

Our next litter will be sometime this fall. 


Our waiting list is full at this time.



We do not ship puppies.  


******* SCAMS. PLEASE READ******* There are a lot of puppy scams on the internet at this time. People, please, use caution when dealing with people who claim to have puppies. Recently we were notified via a Facebook page of an internet scam 'selling' puppies that belong to other breeders. The parent dogs and the puppy pictures belong to other people. The parent dogs are actually two male dogs. This person was out $600. Please. Use caution. I know these puppies are adorable and unscrupulous people will play on your emotions. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


How We Place Our Puppies


All AKC puppies are sold on either a full or limited registration. 


With very few exceptions, all of our puppies are sold on an AKC Limited Registration. 


That means that the puppies can not be shown in AKC conformation events (dog 


shows), and if bred, the offspring can not be registered with the AKC.



These limited registration dogs can be and are shown in AKC obedience, agility, and rally trials, and they also make


 wonderful therapy dogs. 


Our puppies that are sold on a Limited Registration will be required to be spayed or neutered at an 


appropriate age. A spay/neuter clause is part of our contract. These puppies are wonderful havanese, make


 wonderful companions and are loved as treasured pets.

 


Dogs sold on AKC Full Registration are able to be shown in AKC conformation events and if bred, their offspring are


 able to be registered with AKC. These puppies are looked at as "show potential".  The contract for AKC full 


registration includes (minimally) attaining an AKC championship AND completing, passing and registered specific 


health tests.




Because it is not obvious at birth which puppies will be show potential the whole litter is constantly observed for


 temperament, traits, and conformation qualities. At about 7 - 8 weeks of age the puppies are temperament tested 


and examined and evaluated for structure (conformation) using the havanese breed standard as a guide. Those


 puppies that evaluate closest to the havanese breed standard are considered "show potential"


.

Keep in mind there is no such thing as a perfect dog, ALL dogs have faults. We breed each litter always with the 


idea of keeping the best. 



 Our ultimate goal is to produce puppies that closely adhere to the AKC Havanese Breed Standard, so that in theory,


 they would all be wonderful representation of the breed no matter what registration they are sold under.



It is for the above reasons puppies in a litter will not be assigned to anyone until a minimum of 7 - 8 weeks of age. 


By that time we are able to offer you a better description of each puppy's temperament and personality so we can


assist in finding that perfect match for you and your puppy. 



Feel free to contact either Buddy or Robin with questions regarding havanese. We love to talk "Havanese" and if we


 don't know the answer we will try to find it.

  
 
 
Nothing on this website is for reproduction without express, written, permission from Robin Gillespie