Happy, Healthy Well Bred Companions for Pet, Show & Performance Homes
Thank you for visiting! We are glad you found us. We are a small hobby show breeder located in Grande Prairie, Alberta with an emphasis on breeding healthy and well-tempered puppies. Our goal is to occasionally produce top quality Havanese to be devoted family pets and show dogs. Our dogs are part of our family living in our home and participating in daily activities. They are affectionate companions that love to snuggle, play, and perform. Each dog has their very own sweet temperament and funny personality. You can read about each dog on the Meet Our Dogs page.
Havanese are known for their exuberant love and affection towards their families. If you are looking for a dog who will bring you smiles, great joy and companionship every moment of the day this breed might be the one for you. They are hypo-allergenic for most allergy sufferers and have a low to non-shedding coat. Depending on whether your dog is kept in a puppy cut or long hair will determine the amount of minimal hair that sheds. Regular bathing and brushing helps to keep their coats in great condition. Havanese excel at agility, obedience, tricks and other sports. They want nothing more than to please their people. Havanese are also known as a velcro dog which means some of them can experience separation anxiety. The most important thing is to start them off on the right track by teaching them it is ok to be alone for short periods of time. Overall, the Havanese is a wonderful family pet that will provide never-ending affection and entertainment. Quite often one isn't enough!
Each litter will be carefully planned to continue to preserve the breed with temperament, health and structure being the priority. Puppies will not be produced often so it is of utmost importance to make each breeding the best possible.
We do not breed for color or smaller than standard.
All puppies are priced the same with the exception of those being sold to carefully selected show homes.
Our Havanese have been very carefully chosen after extensive research. We are proud to have dogs from heavily championed lines but even more importantly than conformation titles are the records of generations of health testing available on the OFA website. Not only does it help us to make the best decisions in what we produce, it also gives families the extra knowledge they need to choose a healthy lifelong companion that conforms to the breed standard in temperament and structure.
Our intent is to conform to the guidelines of the CKC breed standards for structure, movement and coat
without sacrificing health or temperament.
At the appropriate ages we test for hip and elbow dysplasia, patella luxation, Legg Calve Perthes Disease, hearing (BAER), and heart. Yearly eye exams are done by board certified specialists. All results will be registered and available for viewing on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website.
There is never a full guarantee that a dog will not inherit or develop any issues. Rest assured, we are doing our very best here at Chickadee Havanese and we back all our puppies with a 3 year genetic health guarantee to cover every puppy that we produce.
If you'd like more information on finding a suitable breeder for your next puppy or
more breed information you can find some great information
on the Havanese Fanciers of Canada website.
If you are interested in knowing more about how to choose your breeder and your next lifetime companion,
The Havanese Fanciers of Canada has an informative page. Click here to read it.
We hope you enjoy your visit here and please contact us if you'd like to know more.