Folks, it appears that Buyhavanese may have ruffled the feathers of some breeders by some of the recent posts. May I just say, welcome to the crowd. You are certainly not alone. Let me be clear - Buyhavanese.com started because my experiences led me to the conclusion that some Breeders were breeding for money and fame rather than to improve and protect the Havanese breed. Since opening this Facebook page and the buyhavanese.com website, my conclusions have not abated. In fact
I find this article very interesting as it outlines founders and population genetics in very basic terms for a neophyte like me. This concept also applies not just to a breed of dog, but also to any closed breeding pool. If a breeder only breeds within a closed breeding pool, using the same sires and get of the sires and dams and progeny of the dams over and over without outbreeding by bringing in new sires and dams with different lines, this same thing can happen to the gene
Telephone communication with the Director of Policy and Legislation for the BC Government occurred on December 2/2016 at the suggestion of the Minister of Agriculture. Questions asked and answered. Follow-up email communication has occurred. "Alice's Story Told By Her Family" - one family's story of distress when no support is offered by their breeder, has been shared with the Director. Will update at the next step.