The Start of Our Show Career
Havana Ball Havanese is happy to provide information on the show success of our dogs and a little story of our shows along the way.
It all started with the birth of Pongo, our first show dog. In January of 2013, we started handling classes and our first show was in March 2013 at the Battle River Kennel Club in Camrose, Alberta. In August of 2013 completely owner handled. we had our first Canadian Champion; GCH Henwrach How Legends Are Made whom went on very quickly the following year to finish his Grand Championship. Along the way Pongo won many Best of Breeds and a Group placement.
Since then we have been hooked!
Our fastest winning Champion was CH Honor I Can Do That Too - "Callie" finished her Championship acquiring all her points in one weekend. She has gone on to produce our first bred-by champion, Bee. In 2016, Callie came out and finished her Grand Championship which included a nice group placement under judge Mr. Shoreman who had some very kind words for Callie.
Next in the ring was our fabulous boy Tango from Asunray Havanese. Tango won over the judges with his style and beauty. His first and second show were Best Baby Puppy in Toy Specialty and Best Baby puppy in Group. What a way to start. I still have people ask where that red dog is. Tango won over Specials and got our first Puppy Group on his way to his championship.
Most of our shows are located in Alberta but we have travelled out to Saskatoon where in 2015 we finished our first Bred by Champion; CH HBH Oh Honey I'm So Good - "Bee". Bee's show career started with a few hiccups as she wanted to bunny hop and lay in the grass but she learned quick and took Best of Breed over Specials that very weekend. Her final points were won going Breed again over a Special and winning the Toy Puppy Group!
Our fearless AM CH CAN GCH HBH Follow My Heart - "Amore" finished her Championship at the beginning of 2016 out of the Bred By class. In early 2016 Amore headed to the US to attain her US title. She finished her US title winning 2 - 5 point majors including a BOS over ranked female specials. The weekend before she was in Canada and finished her Canadian GCH title with a BOB win.
In January of 2017, our new hopefuls will start handling classes to learn the ropes of being a show dog.
It's been fun couple of years and while we enjoy the winning, our favourite is being able to spend time with the dogs. Keeping them happy and having fun in the ring is what it is all about.
You are welcome to follow along as we post results from our shows.