Thursday, February 11, 2016

Is Facebook Advertising? OF COURSE IT IS!!!!

We received the following comment on one of our recent puppy picture posts:  
‘Facebook is not the place to place dogs!!!’

To the comment maker, that I do not know: 
You are entitled to your opinion.  If you had a problem directly with me, or my post, you should have sent me a private message.  Because you chose to post your comment to/about my posts publicly, you left me with two choices:  1.  Respond publicly, and acknowledge that I actually saw your comment.  2.  Ignore it.   And I rarely ignore the first comment, if I see it, but I will not get into a pissing contest.

Contrary to the way some people behave on facebook, it is not the place to air private disagreements.

Since most people who sell puppies, have to meet the purchasers somewhere, and people who buy puppies have to find them somewhere, where would you suggest?  The AKC website?  Your own private website - aided by Google ad words? A magazine?  Word of mouth through friends? - aka FACEBOOK!  

OR...Would you rather they strolled through the mall and bought one at the local Pet Store?  Maybe the parking lot of the local Walmart?

Just because someone contacts me about a puppy of mine they saw on facebook, does NOT mean that they will get to buy that, or any puppy, from me.  Ask anyone who has, it’s not an easy process, as this is not just a ‘puppy sale’ it is a lifetime placement, and the puppy they want, may not be the best match for them.  It might be a puppy, or adult, that a friend has.  And without my facebook post, they would have not made the connection with another breeder who can actually add the right member to their family. 

Is letting people know that you have puppies available any more of desire to ‘get your message out’ than posting pictures of your dogs and their current wins to make sure that the judge you have next week sees it?  Or to show off to people who may want to breed to your dog, so that they see that he has done even more winning?

Showing off our puppies, advertising a dog at stud, and bragging about our wins is something that is done on Facebook, in magazines - whether in a feature article or a paid advertisement, and on websites, including the American and Canadian Kennel Club websites. 

While you are entitled to your opinion, if you had a problem directly with me, you should have sent me a private message.  Because you chose to post your comment to/about my posts publicly, you left me with two choices:  1.  Respond publicly, and acknowledge that I actually saw your comment.  2.  Ignore it.   


Until you never brag about something you have done, in any of those mediums, GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE, and leave me alone. - darlene scheiris

You can comment on this post.  If it says 'no comments' it just means that there are no previous comments. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

St. Joseph Kennel Club, St. Joseph, MO Sunday February 7, 2016

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Ms. Beth Speich
Group Judge Ms. Beth Speich

HAVANESE 
BUNNY - Reserve Winners Bitch
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED  
Thank You Judge Carol Jean Nelson
Group Judge Carol Jean Nelson

Saturday, February 6, 2016

St. Joseph Kennel Club, St. Joseph, MO Saturday February 6, 2016

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Dr. Donald Gill
Group Judge Diane Landrstron

HAVANESE 
BUNNY - WINNERS BITCH 
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED  
Thank You Judge Norm Patton 
Group Judge Carolyn Taylor


Saturday, January 23, 2016

60th Annual ACCC Invitational Dog Show - Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, January 23, 2016

Congratulations to our dear friend Nicolas De Bedout and his Whippet Carlotta for their Group 1 in the Junior Group and Group 3 in the Adult group.  (They were top Junior and top adult last year so were eligible to compete in both groups)

Congratulations to Dave and Havanese Sparky - owned by Yolanda Varga.  Group 3 in the adult Group.

Thank You Judge Wood Wornall.








Monday, January 18, 2016

Kachina Kennel Club, Phoenix, AZ Sunday, January 17, 2016

Black Russian Terriers

VARIAS - Best of Breed & Group 3

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Nancy Amburgey

Havanese Gallery

This isn't a matter of NATIONAL SECURITY!  
It's dog ownership for gosh sakes!!!

I was just looking at the Havanese Gallery, for a specific dog.  I couldn't remember his entire registered name so typed in one of the words that I knew for sure.  He didn't come up, but 9 others did with that same breeding/breeder/owner etc.  Some of those had the owner listed as 'PRIVATE'  -  Really???  Do you think it makes you seem important?  "Ooohhh!  It's private.  They must be somebody important, that they can't publish their name!"  

It's not that hard to find out.  Are you embarrassed that you own the dog?  Did you buy the dog under questionable circumstances?  As they say "IT'S A SMALL, SMALL, WORLD"  Everyone probably already knows it anyway.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Kachina Kennel Club, Phoenix, AZ Saturday, January 16, 2016

Black Russian Terriers

VARIAS - Best of Breed

Thank You Breed Judge Joyce Vanek
 Group Judge Barbara Alderman 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Working Dog Club of Arizona - Friday January 15, 2016

Black Russian Terriers

VARIAS - Best of Breed

Thank You Breed Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman
 Group Judge Terry Stacy 

Varias' Latest Health Certification H/U

GREAT NEWS!!!
The Results of VARIAS' H/U TEST is back from UC Davis..

HE CAME BACK N/N - NORMAL!!!

Varias is available at stud to approved bitches. 


That was then...
Varias Eukanuba 2014
Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor 
 This is now...
What a difference a year makes!
Varias 2015 Eukanuba
Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor  &  Award of Excellence
 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Available Havanese Puppy to Companion (pet) or Performance Home

Truly X Bugs,  DOB:  July 24, 2015

Truly:  GCH That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota
Bugs:  AM GCH CAN CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill

Pedigree:    http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=34824


#1 - MALE Gold Sable Irish Pied  - NOW AVAILABLE TO THE BEST PET HOME, Junior Showmanship, OR for Performance Events.  

Dave calls him Simon.  Very outgoing and loving, would be a great addition to any family.



Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

All the best for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2016 !!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Wishing you all a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!  


Have a fabulous day and remember the Reason for the Season!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Havanese Litter #3

It's been a busy year!

Available or Not Available…HMMMM….

Born November 2015

Dam:  It's a Secret!
Sire:   It's a Secret too!

OK, not a big secret, but we want the owner of the Stud Dog to see the pics before we tell the world. 

Just found out that Dave sent the pics to Patti, so here is a link to the pedigree of these puppies: 
http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=32138&id2=34844&fav=1

Meg X Zeus 
Meg:  BISS CH Nirvana's Mystic Nutmeg
Zeus:  BISS AM GCH CAN GCH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend

3 girls, 2 boys:  ALL FABULOUS!!!!  Of course we would expect no less from these two specialty winning dogs!

Boy 
I kind of want to call him 'Uncle Pennybags'
after the Monopoly Board Game character
with the mustache!

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Boy
Not quite black, but not 'Havana Brown' either 
There is a bit of white and some brindle too !

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Dark Sable Girl
Dark Sable, with a really dark streak
down the middle of her back


Dark Sable Girl 

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Girl With Narrow Blaze

Girl With Narrow Blaze
She is already a clown.
A beauty that is going to be a lot of fun

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Girl With WIDE Blaze
Girl With WIDE Blaze
Same colors, but different marking than the narrow blaze
girl, so a totally different look.
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Available Havanese Puppies - Litter #2 !!!

Truly X Bugs,  DOB:  July 24, 2015

Truly:  GCH That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota
Bugs:  AM GCH CAN CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill

Pedigree:    http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=34824

All available to the the best show homes! 

#1 - MALE Gold Sable Irish Pied  - Simon - Now available to Pet, Juniors, or Performanc home only.  








#2 - FEMALE - "Jador" 



 





#3 - MALE - Gold Sable Irish Pied - a little bigger than boy #1  - Garfunkle


 
 


#4 - FEMALE - White with Gold Sable Markings
  

 






#5 - MALE -  White with Black Markings








Available Havanese Puppies - Litter 1 !!!

Peki x Bugs,  DOB:  June 12, 2015
Co-Bred with the always wonderful Jane Chavez!

Peki:  CH Adorabull That's Child's Play 
Bugs:  AM GCH CAN CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill 
Pedigree:  http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=39772

Both are available to the right show home.  
More photos and video upon request.

1Boy, Presley:
   
 





1 Girl, Pricilla: