Buyhavanese has posted this article by William Givens before. Here it comes again!
Look at the stats for Toy Dogs recently posted in the Canadian Kennel Club's November 2018 edition of Kennel and Bench magazine.
Do you see the one Breed that has outstripped all the others in breeding? YES! It is the Havanese! This is what happens when Breeders overbreed the breed.
The 5 most prolific CKC Breeders (considered to be Commercial Breeders in most European countries) bred the following number of litters in 2017 (either owned or co-owned:
1. 39 litters
2. 24 litters
3. 24 litters
4. 17 litters
5. 14 litters
Approximately 1/3 of the Havanese litters born in 2017 in Canada can be attributed to the first 3 Havanese kennels noted above!!!
Givens says of this indiscriminate breeding:
"I was amazed and dismayed by those who took, what seemed to me to be, a much too relaxed approach to breeding. It is not my intention to suggest that this could be called indiscriminate breeding, but these breedings certainly are not receiving the careful consideration that most planned breedings receive. Most of these breeders expressed their belief that the established guidelines used by most to protect the breed should be followed, they were nevertheless doing the breed only a minor disservice by engaging in breeding without seriously considering their other options or the consequences. One of these breeders proudly boasted of once having four litters on the ground at the same time. These puppies were in various stages of development, from recently whelped to an age at which the puppies should have been placed in the right homes and at a more optimum age weeks earlier. Undaunted, a few of these breeders were blissfully contemplating more breedings with little regard to the consequences of their breeding."
PUPPY BUYERS - DO YOUR HOMEWORK! AVOID COMMERCIAL HAVANESE BREEDERS JUST AS YOU WOULD AVOID PUPPY MILLS!
If you are in doubt as to whether a Canadian Breeder you are considering falls within this category, contact Buyhavanese through the Inbox and we will privately provide you with the actual number of litters a Breeder you are considering in Canada produced in 2017!
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM!