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2013 USA National Havanese Specialty

I shot nearly two thousand photos at the 2013 American Havanese National Specialty in Chicago, available now for your viewing pleasure. I took the photos for the Havanese Breed magazine and the greater Havanese community. I took them for my pleasure and I took them for you. Enjoy them.

If you see a photo of you or your dog you really like, most likely one of your dog as my focus was truly on the dogs, please make a small contribution at the web site, below, for each. With your contribution I will gladly send you a particular photo in the original hi-res file size. Email me at if you wish to discuss any part of this. If I can get enough contributions I can justify doing more “shoots” like this. 

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Thank you.

Nathan Potechin - Publisher

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The electronic version of issue #27 of The Havanese Breed Magazine is NOW available!


The Print version is at the Printers and should be out in the mail next week.

We publish The Havanese Breed magazine for everyone who shares life and love with a Havanese.

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Issue #27 of The Havanese Breed magazine is the 3rd issue in our 5th year in publication. I hope you all continue to enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy putting it together. For those with an annual e-subscription it is available for downloading now at

Issue #27 contains the following articles:

Gillian Ridgeway leads off has her usual educational training article this time entitled Pencils, Books and Chalkboards. Her articles are always instructive. Then Suzanne McKay, a well-known author and respected member of the greater Havanese community contributed an excellent piece on healing called Aquacize for Pets. Mary Bassing celebrates Tyler’s 17th birthday with us. Next is a one page press release as Oklahoma is set to investigate the HSUS. Play is the title of Dave Thorpe’s latest column. Therapy Visitation with your dog, is her usual informative and educational piece from Joan Weston.  Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, do you know where your bunny is? Suzie Kalman brings us the latest bit of humour and her usual lament about not getting any respect from her dogs.  Lyndall Fry continues her journey with her two Havanese, written through the eyes of her oldest, Saki. This article is “Hair… Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair… “ Wendy Allenby updates us on the latest news in the U.K.. We have a great piece by Andrew Brice; The Reasons Breeds Change that you are all going to want to read more than once. Next is an article written by Scott Tomassi about a recent visit he had to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Our magazine is pleased to provide Bill Burns with one platform from which to be heard. There is no question the show conformation ring is broken, attendance plummeting. He makes a few valid and viable suggestions. I added a 2 page pictorial from photos Darlah or I took last month on the shores of Lake Huron. Next is the as always solid article from Tom Wettlaufer, this time titled Ancient Dogs. Darlah adds a piece on Summer Heat: Should you shave your Havanese? Anne Duncan and Cooper (this issue’s front cover) continues the story she began last year as she completes another level of Agility training. And finally, Daisy, Lars and Vance and Le Tour de France by Vance Sprock brings us a bit into a different world. Havanese can be found everywhere.


The Havanese Breed magazine is devoted to the breed, and remains independent of any club. Every month we bring you great articles, information, advice, humor, and guidance on a wide variety of subjects, concerns, training, nutrition, breeding, care, shows and products from a half a dozen countries all a part of the greater Havanese community. Share in the love! Please join us now and subscribe today.

 Since issue #14, The Havanese Breed magazine has also been available IN PRINT! For those of you that wish to receive a printed magazine in the mail you now have that option. Follow this link:

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 THIS IS NOT A CLUB MAGAZINE. We are not affiliated with the Havanese Club of America or the Havanese Fanciers of Canada  although I would like to think we have an excellent working relationship with both.

 WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH Havanese Rescue in Canada or the USA but there is nothing I wouldn’t do for them, to help with their respective missions.

Nathan Potechin

Editor and Publisher

The Havanese Breed Magazine