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CKC 2017 Top Ten Breeds Results

February 15, 2017

Do you remember that on February 12, just 3 short days ago, buyhavanese.com shared with you our concerns about the rapid popularity growth of the Havanese in North America, not only in the AKC but, more particularly, in Canada?

We asked you, at that point, to predict what might happen to the Havanese given the number of litters/puppies produced in 2016 in Canada in terms of where the Havanese might end up in the Top 10 Popular Breeds in Canada with the CKC.

 

And we warned you that the faster the rise in popularity of the Havanese Breed, the greater the potential for exploitation of this lovely Breed in Puppy Mills across Canada.

CKC Top Ten Breeds Results for 2016 Released

 

On February 14, 2017, Valentines Day, the CKC Top Ten Breeds Results were released from the CKC in the following public relations post:

 

Each year, the CKC Top 10 most popular breeds generate outstanding media attention for our purebred dogs and the Club right across the country. Please share this early release with your local print, radio and broadcast media and help spread the word about our wonderful purebred dogs.

 

Havanese Cracks Top 5 in Canadian Kennel Club’s Top 10 Most Popular Dogs Toronto, February 14, 2017 - The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is thrilled to announce the top ten most popular breeds for 2016. For the first time on record, the Havanese has taken over the coveted fifth spot, previously held by the Shetland Sheepdog since 2005.

 

Who is responsible for putting the Havanese in this position? You need look no further than the chart above.


“This is the first time in recent CKC history that one of the toy breeds has made it into the top five,” said Andrew Patton, CKC Marketing Communications Manager. “The Havanese is a charming and intelligent breed with a big heart and its compact size makes it ideal for urban and suburban living, so it appeals to many dog lovers.”

The Havanese has consistently won puppy owners over since the breed was first registered with CKC in 1999, with Calgary dog lovers now owning the most CKC-registered Havanese, followed by Toronto and Edmonton.

“Havanese are everything that you would ever want in a dog, all rolled up into one small, adorable, and non-shedding package” said Rose Kimber, President of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada. “They are natural clowns, yet smart and easy to train. If you have a Havanese, you can do just about anything with them!” For the health and safety of the puppy, the Havanese national breed club is keen to remind puppy buyers to research breeders and ensure they conduct health testing and follow the guidelines of the national breed club.

Not to be outdone, the French Bulldog continues to make great strides, becoming Canada’s eighth most popular breed, moving up one spot from the previous year and shows no signs of stopping.

After a two-year hiatus, the Miniature Schnauzer burrows its way back into the top ten, reminding us that we cannot count out this trusted terrier.

Topping the list for over 20 years is Canada’s most popular breed, the Labrador Retriever. The staying power of this versatile Canadian breed is especially significant this year as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Here are the CKC top ten most popular dogs for 2016:

  1. Labrador Retriever                                                      

  2. German Shepherd Dog                  

  3. Golden Retriever                                          

  4. Poodle                                                                                               

  5. Havanese                                             

  6. Shetland Sheepdog                         

  7. Bernese Mountain Dog                          

  8. French Bulldog                                                           

  9. Yorkshire Terrier                                                    

  10. Schnauzer (Miniature)

For information and support in helping you find a dog that best suits your needs and lifestyle, visit ckc.ca. To find your new best friend, be sure to check out available purebred puppies from CKC member breeders at thepuppylist.ca.    

About The Canadian Kennel Club
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.
 
The club includes almost 20,000 individual members and over 600 breed clubs across Canada. The Club registers purebred dogs, regulates dog shows and performance events, and speaks out on major issues concerning dog ownership and the health and welfare of dogs across Canada.
For more information, visit ckc.ca.
 
Media Contact:
Sarah McDowell
Marketing Communications Specialist
The Canadian Kennel Club
416-675-5511 x3314
smcdowell@ckc.ca


The Havanese is now number 5 in Canada. ​Are you a Havanese lover? Are you happy about these results?

 

Do you understand what has happened with other breeds that have hit the Top 5  when they have reached this level of popularity?

 

The following glowing report about the Havanese does not help the situation: 

 

Havanese Cracks Top 5 in Canadian Kennel Club’s Top 10 Most Popular Dogs Toronto, February 14, 2017 - The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is thrilled to announce the top ten most popular breeds for 2016. For the first time on record, the Havanese has taken over the coveted fifth spot, previously held by the Shetland Sheepdog since 2005.

“This is the first time in recent CKC history that one of the toy breeds has made it into the top five,” said Andrew Patton, CKC Marketing Communications Manager. “The Havanese is a charming and intelligent breed with a big heart and its compact size makes it ideal for urban and suburban living, so it appeals to many dog lovers.”

The Havanese has consistently won puppy owners over since the breed was first registered with CKC in 1999, with Calgary dog lovers now owning the most CKC-registered Havanese, followed by Toronto and Edmonton.

“Havanese are everything that you would ever want in a dog, all rolled up into one small, adorable, and non-shedding package” said Rose Kimber, President of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada. “They are natural clowns, yet smart and easy to train. If you have a Havanese, you can do just about anything with them!” For the health and safety of the puppy, the Havanese national breed club is keen to remind puppy buyers to research breeders and ensure they conduct health testing and follow the guidelines of the national breed club.

 

I'm sorry, but this is not a positive result for the Havanese Breed in Canada. An increase in popularity of the Havanese naturally leads to an increase in Puppy Mill production of the Breed to meet the demands of the buying public.

 

And this very negative production goes past the massive increases that have already occurred and are currently occurring in the now prolific CKC Havanese breedings - breedings that have no chance of being carefully vetted as noted in the chart above.

 

The ongoing desire of a highly affluential purebred puppy buying population is negatively driving  the future health and preservation of the Havana Silky Dog in Canada. Please...if you are part of the solution, then you are not part of the problem!  

 

Please read buyhavanese.com to learn more about how this popularity and population explosion may affect the heath and welfare of the Havanese in Canada.

 

 

 

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