Note: I believe ethical breeders will readily make available to you their references. I decided to do a testimonial page as my reference page. These are the actual emails/pictures that were sent to me. I have also included their email addresses in case you would like to ask them more questions. (Any breeder can create a testimonial page but the only way to be sure the statements are factual is if they have also included the author's contact information.)
Becky, Today is Izzy’s third birthday. I wanted you to see how beautiful she has become. She is one of the best dogs I’ve ever had. A lot of that is due to your professional breeding. Thank you so much. Mary L email@example.com
Hope you are well. I came across your contact info today while sorting through the dogs papers. i wanted to send you a photo of Zeus and Zoe,
Hi Becky, I couldn't resist sending you this. I hope you are well and staying warm. Best, Deborah G. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Becky, Bailey fits right in with our family. We have all fallen in love with him. He is doing great with potty training and riding. He is so funny and has such a sweet personality. He went to work with me and Caroline this afternoon and slept the whole time. Thank you so much! Ashley
Hi Becky! Hope you are doing well. Bailey goes to work with me and Caroline all of the time. He found an empty cubby yesterday and laid inside for a little break. He is so sweet. Caroline got her cast off yesterday and now we are taking her to the pool for a little therapy for her wrist. Talk to you later. Thank you!
So sorry we haven't be able to connect. I was out all day today with Ricky, introducing him to the family :). He is an absolute doll...we are thrilled!! It certainly didn't take him long to adjust to his new home...he prances around like he's been here forever! Thanks again for our little bundle of joy! Warmest regards,
I hope all is going well with you and your family! We are fine and are really busy. I had forgotten how much time it takes with a new puppy. Gio is beautiful and so much fun. Every where I go, people talk about how beautiful he is. I must say that he is a "mama's boy". He travels very well and has slept all through the night every night. He even slept all night long the first we got him(the vet said he was special). He wobbled around just like a little puppy for a day or two and then "boom", he flipped a switch and he was like a lightening bolt trying to catch him. I have never seen a little dog that can run so fast! He loves everyone he sees. He goes to the vet next Tuesday to get his last shot and he starts his puppy training at the end of this month. He is doing OK with his potty training but of course he still has accidents. My husband loves to watch him dance on his hind legs. We love him so much and thank you so much for raising such wonderful dogs! I have enclosed a picture of him that was taken yesterday before his first real haircut and some taken today. It is hard to get him to be still long enough to get a good pic of him. I will send updates as he gets older. Again I say thanks, for my wonderful baby!
I am attaching pictures of Koko and his first snow storm. He is doing very well. He is a healthy 5 month old, 8 lb. puppy with lots of energy. He is finally housebroken. Just all of sudden decided he understood the whole thing. He is very attached to me, as he spends almost all his time in my office or with me at night, while Jeff is working. It's very hard on him when I have to leave for appts, or go out at night. Cries himself into a nap. I have to try not to think about that, or I would probably never leave him. He is absolutely more than we ever thought we would get in a puppy. Thanks for the care you take in breeding. He looks very much like your Demi.
Hi Becky, Koko after his bath tonight. We love him to death. Sheri
Hi Becky, I Hope you and your family are doing well. I wanted to send this picture of
Pixie so you can see how much she has grown. She is so sweet and we love
her very much. She and Gus are big buddies and Pixie loves to do everything
Gus does to get all the attention. I'm thinking of breeding her with a
black and white male. I know it will not guarantee black and White puppies
but I would like to try. So if you know of one that would be a good match
Hi Becky, Sorry it's taken me so long to write. We have been rather busy! Kaylie is a very active little girl. I got a clue when we picked her up from the airport. She was at the cage door, tail wagging, and very happy to see me. The plane ride did not seem to bother her at all and she has adjusted to our home very well. In fact she has gotten into our routine and learned so much since we got her, it's hard to believe we've only had her two weeks. She sleeps all night without a peep, eats well, and has learned to sit and fetch. She walks on the leash all the way to the road every morning with Curtis to get the paper. She met her first dog friend the other day and got along very well. She's very receptive to other people. Curtis took her to the foot doctor with him the other day and she loved all the attention. Rode in her car seat without fussing. She loves her kennel and goes in it on her own when she's tired. She's there right now so I can do this! She hasn't quite gotten the potty training, but I realized I wasn't putting her in her crate enough. She has the run of the kitchen and it's pretty big. Now, I'm using the crate more and setting the timer to take her out every 30 minutes or so. Here is a pic taken this past week. Kaylie weighs 4.8 lbs. now and is a real feisty girl. She was not a bit afraid of the big golden you see in the pic. Our friend in the background was amazed!!! Hope all is well. Regards and God Bless Judy email@example.com
Hi Becky, Just wanted to send a short note thanking you for such a wonderful 'little guy' ! Chaz is a delight in every way and what a personality! Chaz came into our lives at the right moment after loosing Mickey--it was meant to be. Here are couple of pictures--he has really grown and what hair !! Thanks again for Chaz! Susan and Michael Habas Hi Becky, Thought would like to see one of the latest pictures of Chaz. He is incredible! Susan and Michael firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Becky, Wilson is absolutely wonderful. We couldn't have found a better fit for our family and his intelligence continues to amaze us. We actually want to create a video of him doing his tricks to send you ... hopefully before the summer is out. But to give you an idea, he knows all the basics like sit, come, stay, waiting to take a treat, waiting at the door to let us go first, etc. But he also does tricks, including taking a nap, saying his prayers and doing the hokey pokey. It typically takes us about a 1/2 hour to teach him something new where he can truly incorporate it into his memory. I enjoyed a private lesson with a trainer last week who was amazed at his intelligence and suggested the girls consider going through therapy dog training with him and doing their community service work at nursing homes and hospitals. So ... there you have it ... one smart dog.I'm also very proud of Kristen and Katrina because they are fulfilling their commitment of time and attention to caring for him. It wasn't just one of those deals where a kid begs for a dog and then doesn't pull their weight. :) God bless you as well! Michele email@example.com
Hi Becky, Miss Schoodie turned one year old last Sunday. She had a special cookie to celebrate. She continues to be a: joy, imp, gymnast, lover pup. Has been fully house trained for some time. Loves other dogs, loves all people. Still gnawing on things...we think she may be at the tail end of teething. One of her favorite resting places is the back of the love seat in my office. She perches up there and watches me work at the computer. Then she drapes herself and falls asleep. Recent pic attached. Merry Christmas to you and all the Holleman residents at Cobb Road! Mike (and Marty) firstname.lastname@example.org
*Side note* I sold two brothers to two wonderful ladies in the same city/state,
so they got the boys together for a meeting. They did not know each other prior to this.
I thought this was just precious!
Having decided to purchase a pair of Havanese puppies, I was getting very discouraged with the breeders out there, spending hours on the computer searching for that right breeder, then I found Harlequin Havanese. Becky has treated me with the kindnest and respect that a GREAT BREEDER does, you don't have to be a Large Kennel to be a Good Breeder. MY PUPPIES WERE IN GREAT HEALTH AND VERY SOCIAL, ALL SIGNS OF AN EXCELLENT BREEDER. Everyone who mets Breton and Indie just fall in love with them, you can't help it.. I would and will refer anyone looking for a Havanese puppy to Becky. Hats off to you Becky you are doing a wonderful job, keep up the good work.
Linda Kennedy Colborne, Ontario Canada email@example.com
Becky, Here are Bogey pictures. He is a great little dog and we love hm to death. Very spoiled. We do what he tells us to do. Andy and Nona firstname.lastname@example.org
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,We had never seen a Havanese until our Bonnie came to live with us, but she fulfills all the neat things we’d read. She is comical, super affectionate, keeps us laughing and is such a good girl (most of the time). My plan is to take her through obedience classes and get her approved for being a visiting dog to senior homes, etc. I know she will bring joy to all who see her.
Dear Becky, Oh My goodness!!! I just love my new puppy!!!!!! He is so cute and sweet. And my kids are just nuts about him. We named him Marco and oh what a gem! Thank you so very much. My mom met him and just went crazy. She keeps saying she wants him. I made a vet appointment for him on Monday so he should be okay until then. As soon as I take some digital photos of him I will send you one. How is Heather and her new puppies? Talk to you soon and a million thanks (again). Here is a picture of Marco. He is just so adorable! I took him to the vet Monday and he is perfect!! He really seems to like his new home. Everyone who sees him just goes nuts and they all say how cute he is and that they want him. I am already thinking of getting another one, but I would like a female. So probably next year you will hear from me about buying another. Thank you so much Becky for all your help and guidance. I will send you updated info and pics on Marco as he grows. Talk to you soon. Teresa email@example.com
Hi Becky! Callie is doing great! She is growing so fast and she is absolutely adorable. She is doing very well with potty training, she asks to go outside by going to the back door and we are teaching her to ring a bell to let us know she has to go out. She still doesn't like to go potty outside when it is rainy or wet (which I don't blame her) but we haven't had too many of those days yet. She is super smart - she knows how to sit on command and we are working on some more tricks. We hope to get her into a puppy class starting next month. She loves to go on walks around the neighborhood and play with my parents dog. She is a bundle of energy and a bundle of joy and we love her very much!
God Bless, Ashley firstname.lastname@example.org
I just wanted to let you know how well Laci is doing! She is doing so well here! You did a wonderful job preparing her for our home! We gave her a bath yesterday morning & took her over the our daughter's physical therapy session!!! Everyone just loved her! We already have 2 people on a waiting list for her puppies! Thank you for the time and effort you put into your puppies! We just can't get over how well she has adjusted, it's like she has always been with us! We are looking forward to working with you again the future! Thank you! Bonnie, NY email@example.com
Dear Becky- you cannot imagine how happy we are with Taylor (we now call her Alba, after the daughter in “The Time Travelers Wife” ) ! She is so much more than we expected! She is becoming very comfortable here, and gets along well with our Lab and my older daughter's Yorkie. We spend hours watching them play – it is so cute! My husband, who was the most ambivalent about getting another dog , is so in love with her! I have enclosed pictures of Alba with myself, Ellen and the Christmas tree. More will follow. Thanks for the email. A Blessed Christmas to you and your family.
Hi Becky, Just a quick update on Jake, as you can see from the photos he is a real clown, my favorite is the post it flag picture. I was cleaning my daughter's room and he was "helping". He always gives me that innocent look when he's been into something, especially after he has harrassed the cat. He is so much fun, we've also discovered he is a sock thief. I found a small pile of mismatched socks tucked away in his crate. He is a constant source of entertainment! Thanks again. Mary firstname.lastname@example.org