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Cotton Wood Farm Havanese

About Cotton Wood Farm Havanese

Hello, my name is Beckie and these are my furry friends... Thank you for visiting our site. I raise Havanese, Cavalier King Charles and Papillon with pride. All of my breeds are excellent with children and   are family oriented dogs. They love human contact and are the best friend you can possibly have. All of my dogs are family members. Their pups are raised in the home. They are socialized with children other animals and social situations .The health of the puppies are my   concern and I provide them with the best start I can  give them. My Dams and Sires were chosen for their excellent qualities free from genetic defects.
They produce top quality puppies striving to provide family with a companion that will give them many years of happiness together. I do not run a puppy mill so there are times when puppies are not available. I would be happy to contact you when litters are available. I pride myself in honesty and fairness. I encourage the new families to keep in touch with occasional up dates if possible. 

Our current litter of Havaneses


Views: Breed: Gender: Status:
Inquire about Sweet Jessy
Sweet Jessy - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 7/23/2011
  • Mother: Bonita
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Sweet Jessy ~ Female
limited AKC  $1200.00
Full    AKC     $1400.00
Inquire about Luther
Luther - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,000.00
  • Date of Birth: 7/23/2011
  • Mother: Bonita
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Luther ~Male
Limited AKC $1000.00
Full AKC           $1200.00
Inquire about Poppy
Poppy - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 7/23/2011
  • Mother: Bonita
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Poppy ~Female
Limited  AKC $1200.00    
Full AKC         $1400.00
Inquire about Dotti
Dotti - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 8/1/2011
  • Mother: Zenia
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Dottie ~Female
Limited AKC  $1200.00
Full AKC $1400.00
Inquire about Ivy
Ivy - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 8/1/2011
  • Mother: Zenia
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Ivy ~Female
Limited $1200.00
Full $1400.00
Inquire about Arther
Arther - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,000.00
  • Date of Birth: 8/1/2011
  • Mother: Zenia
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Arther ~Male
Limited  AKC $1000.00
Full AKC         $1200.00
Inquire about Little Ebony
Little Ebony - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 8/1/2011
  • Mother: Zenia
  • Father: Ruffeal
More information: Little Ebony ~Female
Limited AKC $1200.00
Full AKC        $1400.00
Inquire about AKC Havanese
AKC Havanese - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,000.00
More information:

Beautiful AKC Havanese pups, they come from Champion European bloodlines. The parents are free from any hereditary defects and have good body structure and teeth. All of the pups are home raised as it should be.  They are up to date on vaccination and wormed. They come with 2 year health guarantee .They have wonderful colors and marking. I would be happy to give you more information please contact Beckie  Shipping available and Delivery to the Denver area available.

Inquire about Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 5/13/2011
More information: Video posted on my web site Sweet Pea is just a baby doll she has amusing markings and a personality to match .These puppies are loved and socialized. Both parents are the premises and are healthy free from any hereditary health defects parents have had eyes certified and sire is OFA Certified They have wonderful temperaments.My puppies are potty trained on the potty park as well as out side for easier transition. My puppies will visit the vet for there health check before joining their new home. They will be up to date on vaccinations and worming. All my puppies have a 2 year health guarantee. Shipping is available .This price is for limited AKC Full AKC is available to approved homes for an additional fee. Feel free to call Beckie for more info  Visit my web siteis a you he
Inquire about Chocolate Delight
Chocolate Delight - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,400.00
  • Date of Birth: 5/13/2011
More information: Nice Chocolate pigment ! beautiful coat .... fun fun puppy
Chocolate Delight ~Male Chocolate
Pet Price $1400.00
Full AKC $1600.00
Inquire about Indigo Midnight
Indigo Midnight - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,000.00
  • Date of Birth: 5/13/2011
More information: Indigo Midnight  ~ Male ~ Black Chocolate Factor ~
Handsome ! full of personality easy going  boy.
Pet Price $1000.00
Full AKC $1200.00
Inquire about Venus
Venus - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Female
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 6/25/2011
  • Mother: Taffy
More information: Venus ~Female  Fun Fun Puppy
AKC Limited ~ Pet price  $1200.00
AKC Full $1400.00
Inquire about Romeo
Romeo - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,100.00
  • Date of Birth: 6/25/2011
  • Mother: Taffy
More information: Romeo ~ Male Tri  absolutely gorgeous!
AKC Limited $1100.00
Ful AKC $1300.00
Inquire about Aphrodite
Aphrodite - View Details About This Havanese
  • Status:  Available
  • Gender: Male
  • Price: $1,200.00
  • Date of Birth: 6/25/2011
  • Mother: Taffy
More information: Aphrodite ~ Female  She is just a love !
Limited AKC  $1200.00
Full AKC        $1400.00
Taffy's pups will be ready to leave for their new homes  8/20/11

About The Breed: Havanese

History
The Havanese itself developed uniquely in Cuba, either as the result of said Spanish sailors, or as is often believed by native Cubans, as gifts from Italian traders to open the doors of wealthy houses to their goods. The "Little Dog from Havana" even traveled back to Europe where it found brief favour in the late 19th century as a circus and trick dog and a court companion.

As part of the Cuban Revolution, many trappings of aristocracy were culled, including the pretty but useless fluffy family dogs of the wealthy land owners of Cuba! Even though many upper class Cubans fled to the United States, few were able to bring their dogs, nor did they have the inclination to breed them. Indeed, when Americans became interested in this rare and charming dog in the 1970s, the gene pool available in the US was only 11 animals.

With dedicated breeding, as well as the acquisition of some new dogs of type internationally, the Havanese has made a huge comeback, with recognition by many major kennel clubs and one of the fastest growing registration of new dogs in the AKC (+42% in 2004). They have also suffered from a certain level of trendiness due to rarity, good temperament, and publicity by such famous owners as Barbara Walters.
Description
The Havanese is a member of the Bichon family of dogs, which also includes the Bichon Frise, the Bichon Bolognese, Maltese, Coton De Tulear, Tsvetnaya Bolonka, Franzuskaya Bolonka and possibly the Löwchen breeds. These dogs were developed from the now extinct Mediterranean Bichon Tenerife, which was introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish and later to other islands and colonies of Spain by sailors.

The Havanese, while a toy dog and always a companion, is also a hearty and sturdy dog for such a size, and should never give the appearance of fragility or of being overly delicate. The height range is from 8½ to 11½ inches (216 to 292 mm), with the ideal being between 9 and 10½ inches (229 and 267 mm), measured at the withers, and is slightly less than the length from point of shoulder to point of buttocks, which should give the dog the appearance of being slightly more long than tall. A unique aspect of the breed is the topline, which rises slightly from withers to rump, and the gait, which is flashy but not too reaching, and gives the Havanese a spritely, agile appearance on the move.

The expression of the face, with its almond eyes, is one of mischievousness rather than being cute, like the Bolognese, and the ears, which are medium in length and well feathered, always hang down. The tail should curve over the back at rest, and like the rest of the dog, is covered in long fur.

The key word for the Havanese is 'natural', and the breed standards note that except for slight clipping around the feet to allow for a circular foot appearance, they are to be shown unclipped; any further trimming, back-combing, or other fussing is against type and will cause a dog to be disqualified. That includes undocked tails, uncropped ears, and even a standard that forbids the use of topknots and bows in presentation. The AKC standard notes "his character is essentially playful rather than decorative" and the Havanese, when shown, should reflect that, generally looking like a toy in size only, but more at home with playing with children or doing silly tricks than being pampered and groomed on a silk pillow.

Though there is some argument on whether the original Havanese were all white or of different colours, modern Havanese are acceptable in all coat colours and patterns, with allowances made in every breed standard for their unique colourful nature. The only restrictions is that every Havanese must have a black nose and eyerims, except in chocolate coloured dogs, where brown colouration is allowed. Popular colours include fawn, white, and black, and parti-coloured Havanese are as well regarded as solids. The colour of a Havanese puppy may change colour as an adult, this coat it usually labled as Sable. If you are concerned about the colour you may want to ask the breeder for the family history.

Havanese, like other Bichons and related dogs like Poodles, have a coat that doesn't readily shed. Rather, it catches hair and dander internally, and needs to be regularly brushed out. Many people consider the Havanese to be nonallergenic or hypoallergenic, but they do still release dander, which can aggravate allergies. It's best to be exposed to the Havanese before deciding to choose one as a dog for a house with allergies.

Havanese have three coat types, the smooth, which is similar to the Maltese, the curly, which is not unlike a Bichon Frise coat, and the wavy, which is the preferred coat type and the type most uniquely Havanese. The hair is long, soft, and abundant, and should have no coarseness. A short coat mutation shows up occasionally in otherwise normal litters, but these are not showable Havanese and go so far against standard that even novelty breeding of them is discouraged.

Because of the tropical nature of the Havanese, the thick coat is light and designed to act as a sunshade and cooling agent for the little dog on hot days. This means, though, that the fluffy Havanese needs protection against cold winter days, in spite of the warm wooly look of their fur.

The coat can be shown naturally brushed out, or corded, a technique which turns the long coat into 'cords' of fur, and which is hard to start but easy to care for when completed.
General Information
Though the Havanese may seem to suffer from a large complement of ailments, very few Havanese from reputable breeders will have these problems, and the wide list is more a testament to highly proactive clubs and breeder organizations. Havanese clubs like the Havanese Club of America have worked hard for many years to try and search out and eradicate the health problems these dogs may suffer from. In spite of these uncommon ailments, Havanese are generally considered healthy and sturdy dogs, and live between 12–16 years.

Among these ailments are:

Cataracts
Patellar luxation
Hip dysplasia
Chondrodysplasia (stunted leg growth, often resulting in bowed, dwarfed legs)
Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome (inheritable condition which causes femur malformation)
Liver shunts
Heart murmurs
Deafness
Havanese, even ones not to be bred, should go through several tests, including a one-time BAER hearing test, a CERF eye test annually, and a Patellar Palpation and Hip Evaluation. Soaping has also become a popular way for breeders to test health. It involves soaping up the dog to flatten the coat to its body and reveal the structure of the legs. Crooked, bowed or over short legs are a symptom related to many Havanese health issues, and dogs suffering from them should not be bred.

Because of the small genetic pool from which the Havanese were revived, Havanese organizations around the world are always on the lookout for new health and genetic issues that may come to the fore in this otherwise wonderful and healthy breed.

Because of the cheerful and readily trained nature of the Havanese, they are increasingly a dog utilized for a variety of jobs, especially those involving the public. Havanese have been utilized for:

Therapy dogs
Assistance dogs, such as signal dogs for the hearing impaired.
Performing dogs
Mold and termite detection
Tracking

Havanese also compete in a variety of dog sports, such as

Dog agility
Flyball
Musical Freestyle
Obedience


Havanese have several specific considerations for their care that a prospective owner should keep in mind.

The Havanese has difficulty in housebreaking and can take a year or longer to consistently train. This is due to a smaller bladder than many other dog breeds. Crate training or litter box training are two options to help aid in this difficulty.

The Havanese has a profuse coat that requires daily grooming. If one does not intend to show their dog, it can be trimmed shorter so as to require less brushing.

The Havanese, with their drop ears, need to have their ears cleaned to help prevent ear infections.

Though they are not a dog that requires long walks, Havanese are active and require at least a large, well-enclosed yard to run around in a few times a day. They will also use up energy tearing around and getting underfoot.

The Havanese is not a naturally yappy dog, but may alert its owners to approaching people. Usually acknowledging that you have heard their alert is enough to make them cease.
Physicality
8½ to 11½ inches (216 to 292 mm)
Personality
The Havanese has a playful, friendly temperament which is unlike many other toy dog breeds. It is at home with well behaved children and most other pets, and is rarely shy or nervous around new people. Clever and active, they will often solicit attention by performing tricks.

The Havanese is a very people oriented dog, and does not do well with long periods of separation from their family. Because of that, they are not suitable for people who work long hours or take frequent trips. They often have a habit of following their humans around the house, even to the bathroom, but do not tend to be overly possessive of their people, and do not usually suffer aggression or jealousy towards other dogs, other pets or other humans.

The Havanese's love of children stems back to the days when it was often the playmate of the small children of the households to which it belonged. Unlike most toy dogs, who are too delicate and sometimes too nervous or aggressive to tolerate the often clumsy play of children, the Havanese, with care, is a cheerful companion to even younger children, and this is no small part of its growing popularity around the world.

Welcoming a Havanese

Havanese For Sale Information - Buying your first Havanese can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got Havanese breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a Havanese is right for you and your family. The right Havanese breeder or seller will always have the best interest of the Havanese in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the Havanese in person, as well as take back the Havanese should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind.

Havanese Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent Havanese puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of Havaneses, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the Havaneses was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the Havanese breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and Havanese breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the Havanese has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

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  • Beckie Korthuis
  • 970-874-9672

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