Welcome to my website. I am a Connecticut Breeder of AKC Registered Havanese. I am proud of the time that I've invested in Abby. She's a beautiful Havanese and I look forward to sharing her beauty with you. And now we have Rigby and Lady. Abby is retired.
A little about me:
My name is Reney Francisco. I am a stage 3 breast cancer survivor.
When I came out of my illness, I thought to myself...what did I always want to do but never did....the answer was showing and breeding dogs. My parents showed and bred Poodles all through my childhood. I grew up with puppies all over the house. It made for a wonderful childhood. So much happiness and laughter! When I grew up, married and had children of my own, I always seemed too busy, too rushed...and too broke with three kids to raise. Now that I'm older and the children are grown and gone it's my turn to do what I've always wanted to do, show dogs.
I spent a great deal of time on the internet and at dog shows before I chose the Havanese breed. What a wonderful choice it was! Abby, my Havanese, is a joy. She has brought a dimension to my life that had been missing for so long. She makes me smile and laugh daily. She is such a wonderful friend.
A few things you should know:
Havanese are a bit of work, so you really need to consider that before moving forward. You need to brush them every day. If you don't they mat up like crazy and it's no fun for you or your dog trying to get the mats out. The reason that they mat up so quickly is the very reason that they are so great...they don't shed. You need to brush every day to remove the dead hair and dander that is trapped in the coat. If you do this each day it only takes 10 minutes and you're done, don't do it and you'll be there for hours....believe me, I know.
That being said, I should also point out that if you don't plan on showing your dog you could choose to keep him/her in a puppy cut. It's a cute cut that requires very little maintenance the bottom picture is Abby but with the puppy cut.
Another thing you should know is that they love to run....everywhere. Leash your dog each and every time you go out if your yard is not fenced or you will more than likely find yourself chasing your dog all over the block.
Other than that, I can't think of any reason that you will not find this breed as wonderful as I do. Please enjoy the history of the breed and the pictures posted and when you're ready you can call or email me. I would love to talk with you.