Left to right, INTL CH Carita's Sweet A-M-Elio, Ashley and Bentley, AKC GRCH CAN CH Mystykalsky Blk Pearl d'Carita
Breaking news!! October 10, 2014, CH Carita's Isadorable (Izzy) went Best of Opposite, for her Grand Champion title! Here's a picture of her two days later, at home...relaxing after the shows!
Pearl (GR CH Mystykalsky Blk Pearl d'Carita) pictured below, defeated the number 1 Havanese in the country at the Palm Springs shows on January 5, 2012, and is now a Grand Champion!! She went on to a Canadian Kennel Club Championship in the minimum number of shows (three) in Chilliwack, British Columbia, earning 13 points and three majors in three shows! Two of her daughters are in the show ring now, and will be having puppies in the next year.
Carita Havanese....performance, pet and show quality Havanese
from a different kind of breeder
Located in Boise, Idaho, Carita Havanese is the culmination of a life-long desire to show and breed dogs. After rescuing, fostering, training and living with a variety of breeds over the last 20 years, we have come to treasure the Havanese!
But I am not a typical breeder who has litters every few months....I generally only have one litter or so a year, because I not only have a full time corporate job, but also train my Havanese, border collie and Berger Picard (rare French herding breed) in agility, conformation and herding. I show my dogs to try to obtain AKC champion titles for them, in the ring myself, or with the services of a handler, as in the photo above. I only have one litter a year because I put so much time and effort into my litters, looking after the health of mamma and the babies, and the socialization of these litters, so that when they arrive in their new homes, the puppies are confident, joyful and a pleasure to live with.
Our dogs live with us, as my pets, sleeping on our beds at night and interacting with the family all day long. And when we have puppies, they are raised in the house as well, in a separate bedroom to give mamma her privacy, and give us the opportunity to sleep next to the litter at night. Puppies are highly socialized to real life -- car rides, noises, children, other dogs, pottying outside, etc., before they leave for their forever homes.
So, a Carita Havanese is a dog bred with love, cared for by people, well socialized, healthy and ready to begin a life with new people, confidently and happily.
If you are seeking a quality Havanese puppy, but expect to pay the price of the online puppymill store outlets, a Carita Havanese puppy will not meet your needs. The internet storefronts that feature numerous puppies, often in many breeds and "designer" mixes may offer a cheaper price, but you get what you pay for. Click here to see what goes into the cost of a quality puppy, and the potential price comparison of a healthy, happy well adjusted puppy compared to a bargain internet puppymill outlet dog.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the breed or available puppies. Please understand that Carita Havanese is a small kennel, with only one or two select breedings a year, so puppy availability is limited!
Pictures below of two of the Havanese dogs I train and compete with, Mystykalsky's Maybelline MX, MXJB, OF (on the teeter before it is on its way down) and CH Carita Truly Scrumptious of Havanasilk NF. And me with my nearly-retired Oliver EFP, OAP, OJP, OJ, OA (border collie) running agility.